NEW YORK - On Saturday, Jan. 26 the Columbia women's swimming and diving
team will look for its fourth consecutive win as they host Brown for the Lions' homecoming
dual meet in Uris Pool at 12 p.m.. The Lions have improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-2 in
the Ivy League following a 178 -115 victory on the road at Cornell.
Over the past five seasons, Columbia has dominated the
series and is currently on a streak of five straight wins over the Bears. For
the Columbia upperclassmen, Saturday will be a familiar scene as the Lions
hosted Brown for the homecoming dual meet of the 2010-11 season, which resulted
in a 163-137 win for Columbia. Both teams are currently tied for fourth in the
Ivy League at 2-2 and the Lions will look to jump ahead with a win on Saturday.
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Last Time Out
Seniors Caroline Lukins, Katie Meili and Kristina Parsons
each broke pool records to spark a Columbia 178-115 victory at Cornell on
Saturday, Jan. 19. The Lions record-setting day started with Lukins in the 200
butterfly with a time of 2:00.92. She broke Harvard's Ana Anya's time of
2:01.97 to win the event.
Meili added another pool record victory in the 100
breaststroke with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:02.44, breaking the previous time
of 1:03.94. Parsons joined her senior classmates with a pool record performance
in the 100 butterfly at 55.02. She clocked in just .02 seconds ahead of Meili
in the event, who also hit the wall ahead of the previous record time of 56.33.
Meili's time of 55.04 was a personal best for the captain.
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Scouting the Bears
The 5-2 Bears are currently tied with Columbia in the Ivy
League in fourth place at 2-2. Brown has won three out of the last four dual
meets with wins over Dartmouth, Providence and its latest victory against Penn.
Saturday's meet will be the second of the week for Brown following a trip to
Bryant on Thursday, Jan. 24.
The class of 2013 will compete in Uris Pool for the final
time on Friday, Feb. 8 as they take on Princeton at 2 p.m.