What Happened In Columbia Sports

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Sports Editor Abby Rubel tears herself away from her reading to bring you the latest from Columbia Athletics.

Women’s Basketball: The Lions finished their season in last place with two consecutive losses against Dartmouth and Harvard, one game behind Cornell. Despite three double-digit performances (from seniors Camille Zimmerman and Paige Tippet and first-year Imani Whittington), the team fell 88-77 against Dartmouth. On Sunday, they lost 78-59 to the Crimson—the last collegiate game for Zimmerman, Tippet, and fellow senior Jillian Borreson. But Zimmerman went out with a bang, becoming Columbia’s all-time best rebounder with 938 rebounds. She also finished the season as the all-time fourth highest scorer in the Ivy League.

Wrestling: Columbia came in ninth out of 16 teams in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships with a total of 55.5 points, 109 points behind first-place Lehigh. Seniors Garrett Ryan and Markus Scheidel both got NCAA auto-bids. Scheidel won the 157-point title, one of five podium finishes by Columbia. Ryan finished fourth in the heavyweight category, senior Tyrel White finished seventh in 174, and seventh place finishes from junior JP Ascolese (in the 141-pound weight class) and senior Jacob Macalolooy (149-pound) rounded out Columbia’s top scorers.

Track and Field: The women’s team came in fourth out of a 41-team field at the IC4A/ECAC Championships this weekend. Senior Akua Obeng-Akrofi came in first in the 400 meter race, half a second ahead of the second-place finisher, although she did not set the school record. The men’s team was less successful, placing 14th out of a 32-team field. Robert O’Brien came in seventh in pole vault. The distance medley relay team of senior Brian McGovern, first-year Jackson Storey, junior Josiah Langstaff, and senior Spencer Haik came in second, less than a tenth of a second behind first-place Providence, for the men’s top finish of the weekend.

Men’s Basketball: lost 80-78 at Dartmouth, lost 93-74 at Harvard (Rest in peace, #IvyMadness hopes)
Baseball: lost 13-1, won 4-3, lost 8-0, lost 13-6 at University of South Florida
Softball: (District Classic tournament in D.C.) won 11-8 against Virginia, won 10-4 against Georgetown, lost 5-0 against Iona, won 12-1 against Howard
Women’s Tennis: lost 4-3 against Maryland
Men’s Tennis: won 7-0 against Monmouth
Lacrosse: lost 20-10 at Dartmouth

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