What Happened In Columbia Sports
Written by Abby Rubel
Too busy being drunk and then too busy nursing your hangover to keep up with Columbia’s sports teams? Sports Editor Abby Rubel has you covered.
Track and Field: The Columbia track teams performed poorly overall in the Columbia Challenge, with the men’s team placing 13th in a field of 16 and the women placing 14th in a field of 17. But there were some outstanding individual performances. On the women’s team, Sydney Petersen came in second in the 500 meter run, just two tenths of a second behind the first place finisher. Columbia also did well in the 1000 meter run, with Katie Wasserman placing third (2:55.11) and Sarah MacDonald coming in fifth (2:55.79). For the men, Josiah Langstaff finished first in the 1000 meter run with a time of 2:23.53 and Daniel Igbokwe set a school record in the triple jump of 15.53 feet, good enough for a second place finish.
Men’s Swimming and Diving: The Lions eked out a 151-149 win over Navy, with the meet coming down to the final event—the 400 meter freestyle relay. Columbia’s team of Kevin Frifeldt, Mark Gullik, Michal Zyla, and Albert Gwo beat Navy’s team by only a tenth of a second with their time of 3:00.51. Still good enough for a victory!
Men’s Squash: The team continued to dominate, winning seven out of nine games against George Washington, but remains number two behind undefeated Trinity. McClain Awalt, Seif Attia, and Adham Madi all had rough days, going to five games each, but Attia and Madi both managed to come out on top.
Men’s Basketball: lost 82-81 at Cornell
Women’s Basketball: won 72-54 at Cornell
Women’s Squash: lost 8-1 against Stanford but won 8-1 against George Washington in New Haven
Men’s Tennis: won 4-1 against Ole Miss and 4-1 over Texas Tech in Charlottesville
Women’s Tennis: won 7-0 against Rhode Island, but lost 5-2 at Syracuse
Women’s Swimming and Diving: won 175-115 at Seton Hall
Wrestling: won 22-17 against Bucknell but lost 21-19 against Lock Haven
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