What’s Happening In Columbia Sports
Written by Abby Rubel
Want weekly Bwog Sports content? You got it! Sports Editor Abby Rubel is here with your weekend Columbia Athletics primer.
Women’s Basketball: After finally winning their second Ivy game last weekend at Brown, women’s basketball is set to finish out their season with home games against Dartmouth and Harvard. This is your last chance to see Camille Zimmerman take the court in Levien! With a 2-10 Ivy record, the team is now competing with Cornell to not come in last. Speaking of Cornell, severe weather in Ithaca has screwed up the entire Ivy League basketball schedule, so this weekend’s games will be on Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm instead of their usual time.
Wrestling: This weekend is the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships, which will determine which (if any) Columbia wrestlers will get NCAA auto-bids. Last year, Columbia came in twelfth and sent two wrestlers to the NCAA Wrestling Championships—then-juniors Tyrel White and Garrett Ryan. This year, White is pre-seeded fifth in the 174 weight class and Ryan is pre-seeded third in heavyweight. Senior Markus Scheidel is pre-seeded second in the 157 weight class.
Track and Field: After a solid performance last week at the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships, the track and field teams will compete this weekend at the IC4A/ECAC Championships. Senior Akua Obeng-Akrofi will attempt to set a school record in the 400 meter race. (She already holds the indoor track record for this race.) Robert O’Brien will look to beat his previous school record in the pole vault.
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