Princeton Women Swim To Victory Over Columbia On The Road

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December 12th, 2016 College, Ivy League

Meet Stats

  • Complete results
  • Hosted by Columbia
  • December 9, 2016
  • Score
    • Women: Princeton 170.5, Columbia 122.5
    • Men: Columbia 167.5, Princeton 132.5

Press Release

Courtesy of Princeton Athletics

The Columbia men’s swimming & diving team won nine of 16 events Friday evening to post a 167.5-132.5 victory over Princeton Friday night at Uris Pool in New York City. The competition marked the end of the 2016 portion of the Princeton season.

Corey Okubo and Ben Schafer were both double winners for the Tigers, who will return to DeNunzio Pool Saturday, Jan. 7, for an afternoon showdown against Navy on the Ivy League Digital Network.

Okubo gave Princeton its first win by taking the 200 fly in 1:48.83, and he followed later by winning the 200 back in 1:48.32. Schafer won the 100 free in 45.12, and he won the 100 back in 49.10. The two other individual winners for Princeton were Cole Buese, who won the 500 free in 4:34.54, and Nathan Makarewicz, who won the 1-meter diving event with 354.60 points.

The quartet of Christian Feiler, Alexander Lewis, Schafer and Buese ended the meet by winning the 200 free relay in 1:22.75.

Press Release

Courtesy of Columbia Athletics

The Columbia women’s swimming & diving team hosted Princeton Friday, Dec. 9 in its home opener at Uris Pool. Despite a 170.5 -122.5 defeat, the Lions had several bright moments on the day.

Mary Ashby had a big afternoon for the Lions, picking up a pair of freestyle victories. Ashby’s first win came in the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.94, the only swimmer to finish under the 24.00 mark in the event. She followed with a 100 freestyle crown, posting a time of 51.77.

Jennifer Shahar owned the breaststroke events, winning both the 50 and 100 races. In the 50 breast, she clocked in with a first-place time of 29.61 and touched the wall in 1:04.96 in the 100 breast.

A runner-up finish in the 400 medley relay started the afternoon for the Lions. The foursome of Julia Samson, Jennifer Shahar, Trudi Patrick and Kathleen O’Rourkecombined for a time of 3:49.26. The Lions collected several runner-up finishes on the day, including the 200 I.M., 50 backstroke and 50 butterly.

Jessica Antiles clocked in with a second-place time of 2:05.26 in the 200 I.M., while Ashby placed second in the 50 backstroke at 26.58, edging teammate Lisa Zhang in third place at 27.07. Trudi Patrick earned a runner-up finish in the 50 fly in a time of 25.79.

On the boards, the Lions diving core edged the Tigers in the opening three-meter dive with finishers in second, third and fourth place. Kim Yang led Columbia with a tally of 286.13, followed by Brooke Bernardin in third place at 260.48 and Seanna Barrett in fourth place with 258.68. Bernardin returned in the one-meter dive to pick up a second-place finish with a score of 266.32.

The Lions capped the meet with the fastest time of the afternoon in the 200 freestyle relay. The squad of Ashby, Alice Boutant, Kathleen O’Rourke and Jennifer Shahar combined for a winning time of 1:35.65.

Up next, the Lions will continue Ivy League play in their return from the winter break with a trek to Harvard Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 12 p.m.

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