Columbia Women Set Two Pool Records In Road Victory At Dartmouth

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January 30th, 2023 College, News, Previews & Recaps

Columbia vs Dartmouth (Women)

  • Saturday, January 28, 2023
  • Hanover, N.H.
  • SCY (25 yards)
  • Results
  • Team Score: Columbia 197, Dartmouth 78

Courtesy: Columbia Athletics

HANOVER, N.H.  – The Columbia women’s swimming and diving team (4-3) finished off the 2022-23 regular season on Saturday afternoon, with a convincing, 197-78, victory over the Dartmouth Big Green (1-9) in New Hampshire.

“Today was a great day for us,” Head Coach Diana Caskey said. “We had the opportunity to switch up events and race combinations we don’t usually have the chance to race, which will be extremely beneficial for us moving forward. This meet capped off an intense week of training, and I was really happy with our performance across the board. Looking forward to Ivys.”

It was another amazing day for the women, and the divers set the tone right out of the gate. Alice Diakova came out on top in the 3-meter dive to kick off the meet, putting up a score of 292.80. Macy Pine (283.65) and Chloe Leung (237.30), finished second and third, respectively, for the Lions to finish off the sweep. Later in the afternoon, the same trio completed a sweep in the 1-meter event, Diakova leading the way again with a score of 287.33 and Leung right behind her with a score of 267.23 (both zone diving qualifying scores).

“Today was our final dual meet of the regular season, and our women divers showed up and showed out,” Assistant Diving Coach Brian Allen said. “Two Lions secured NCAA Zone Qualifying scores on the 1-meter, and Olivia Ricard finished her diving career in style on both boards. All around great day, and I’m really proud of the team.”

The Lions also had a ton of success in the pool, setting two pool records on the day. The first was in the 200-free relay as the group of Emily MacDonaldIsabelle ArevaloSally Ma, and Olivia Jubin touched the wall with a mark of 1:33.21. The other pool record was in the 100-breast, when Jubin finished in first place with a time of 1:02.88.

Riley Pujadas won the first individual event of the day, taking the 1000-free with a time of 10:25.97.

Julia Unas followed that up with a win in the 100-back, clocking in at 57.63.

Columbia won 10 events in a row to kick off the competition, highlighted by Grace Zhou who won the 200-fly with a time of 2:03.36.

Allegra Walker finished things off with a victory in the 500-free, touching the wall at 5:03.93.

The Lions will have a weekend off before the Ivy League Championships begin on Wednesday, February 15. They will run until Saturday, February 18.

For the latest on the Columbia women’s swimming and diving program, follow @CULionsWSD and @CULionsDiving on Instagram and Twitter, and on the web at

Courtesy: Dartmouth Athletics

HANOVER, N.H. — The Dartmouth women’s swimming and diving team dropped a 197-78 decision at home to Columbia in Saturday’s Ivy League dual meet, the team’s final date before February’s Ivy League Championships.

Julianne Jones, who earned a pool record in the 200 breast during last weekend’s Tate Ramsden Invitational, led the Big Green with two top finishes. The freshman won the 200 back over three Lions with a time of 2:03.59. She also picked up a first-place finish in the 100 IM at 59.67 seconds.

Lane MurrayChristina CiancioloLindsey Drumm and Jones led the way between two Dartmouth squads in the 200 free, coming in at 1:40.33. Murray chipped in a third-place finish in the 100 free with a time of 53.58 seconds, as did Carly Joerin in the 200 breast (2:29.35). Zoe Moon represented another third-place Dartmouth finish in the 100 back, going 1:00.16.

Alexa Kalish was Dartmouth’s lone diver in action and placed fourth in both the 1-meter and 3-meter events.

The 2023 Ivy League Championships, held at Princeton this year, begin Wednesday, Feb. 15 and run through Saturday, Feb. 18.

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