Columbia Women Dominate Cornell in New York Ivy Showdown

by Michael Hamann 0

January 17th, 2022 College, Ivy League

Columbia vs Cornell (Women)

  • January 16th, 2022
  • New York, NY
  • SCY dual meet
  • Team scores
    • 172-108
  • Full results: Available on Meet Mobile “Cornell @ Columbia – women”

The Columbia Lions welcomed in-state Ivy League foe to New York City on Sunday and put up a dominant performance, winning 172-108. The Lions posted the top time in every swimming event and exhibitioned all of their entrants in the 100 fly, 200 IM and 200 free relay en route to victory. 

The Lions were led by junior freestyler Olivia Jubin, who won both of her individual events. In her first event, the 200 free, Jubin won handily, posting a 1:50.89 to win by over two seconds. The Lions then finished 2-3-4 behind her, with Callie Breiter touching in second, Clare Larsen touching third and Tina Le finishing in fourth. The Alexandria, Virginia native then returned to win the 500 free as well, touching in 5:00.77 to win by a second over teammate Ana Eyre. Jubin’s season bests stand at 1:49.42 in the 200 and 4:57.78 in the 500.

Fellow Lion Allison Martin also posted the top time in her two events, winning the 200 fly and touching first in the exhibition 200 IM. The first year from McLean, Virginia started her day with a dominant 4 second victory in the 200 fly, touching first in 2:01.42. That swim marks a new season best for Martin and is just .03 off of her lifetime best from last spring. She returned later in the meet to touch first and post a new lifetime best of 2:03.22 in the 200 IM, shaving .02 off of her preview best of 2:03.24 from December’s ECAC Winter Championships. 

Cornell was led by their diving program, which won both the 1 and 3 meter events after Columbia declined to enter any divers in the meet. Junior Elise Jendritz, a native of Rockford, Michigan, won the 3 meter with a 321.08 and finished runner up in the 1 meter with a score of 210.75. Her senior teammate Demetra Williams, from Saratoga, California, won the 1 meter with a 270.15, while finishing runner up in the 3 meter with a score of 279.90. 

The Big Red’s highest scoring swimmer was freshman Allie Danko, who was Cornell’s top finisher in both the 1000 and 500 free. In the 1000, the Rochester, Michigan native touched third in 10:42.00, while she finished in 5th in the 500 free with a 5:16.27. Danko’s season bests sit at 10:19.59 in the 1000 and 4:59.45 in the 500, both the the Zippy Invitation in early December. 

Other individual top finishers:

  • 1000 free: Allegra Walker (Columbia): 10:21.70
  • 100 back: Mary Pruden (Columbia): 55.83
  • 100 breast: Karen Liu (Columbia): 1:04.65
  • 50 free: Isabelle Arevalo (Columbia): 23.52
  • 100 free: Tina Le (Columbia): 49.82
  • 200 back: Aziza Ganihanova (Columbia): 2:01.01
  • 200 breast: Allegra Walker (Columbia): 2:20.07
  • 100 fly: Anthea Wong (Columbia): 56.72 – EXH

Columbia returns to action on Friday when they travel to the Garden State to take on Princeton, while Cornell will welcome Brown to Ithaca on Friday. 

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