DAY TWO RESULTS
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Columbia men's swimming and diving
team returned today to Brown's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center to compete in
day two of the 2013 Ivy League Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. After a
solid performance on the first day of action, the Lions headed into tonight's heats in third place. The preliminary heats began at 11 a.m. with five
events including the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke and
100 backstroke. Six finals heats finished the day with a 6 p.m. start time.
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A top time finish by Dominik Koll in the 200 freestyle highlighted Columbia's preliminary action this morning. Koll clocked in with a pool
record NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:36.51 to take the top seed into the championship
finals. The sophomore beat the previous record of 1:37.29 set by Brown's Tommy
Glenn earlier this season.
Koll went on to claim second place in the 200 free championships
with a program record time of 1:36.12. Senior John Wright gave the Lions two
swimmers in the top three as he clocked in with a career-best time of 1:36.56 for third place.
After swimming a second place NCAA 'B' cut time of 47.46
in the 100 butterfly prelims, David Jakl also grabbed a runner-up finish in the
finals heat. Jakl set a program record when hit the wall in a time of 46.96.
The sophomore broke a 13 year long record time of 47.95 set by Gered Doherty
in 2000. Philipp Gaissert also posted a second place finish in the 'B' finals
of the 100 fly with tenth place overall time of 48.37.
Sophomore Omar Arafa began the day with a strong first place
performance in the preliminary heat of the 100 backstroke. Arafa hit the wall
in a pool record NCAA 'B' cut time of 47.98. He went to place fourth in the
finals of the event with a time of 48.03.
Kevin Quinn made some noise early in the 400 IM with a third
place prelims finish in a NCAA 'B' cut time of 3:51.05. Quinn clocked in at a school record time of 3:50.89 in the championship heat to claim fourth
place overall. Stephen Raynes (3:53.81) and Harry Stephenson (3:54.02) also
posted prelim NCAA 'B' cut times in the event.
The Lions capped the second day of action with a runner-up
finish in the 800 freestyle relay. The quartet of Jakl, Wright, Gaissert
and Koll combined for a school record NCAA 'B' cut time of 6:27.32. That finish
gave the Lions a total of 756 points in the meet and maintain a solid third place hold. Harvard
stands in second place with 949 points and Princeton has the lead with 972
The final day of the championships will begin tomorrow at 11
a.m. with preliminaries, and then conclude with finals sessions at 6 p.m. Click
the link above to view the full schedule of event.