What’s Happening In Columbia Sports

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While you’re catching up on sleep over break, Columbia’s teams are traveling to exotic locations like…Cleveland! And Texas! Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you their spring break plans.

Wrestling: Three seniors will head to the NCAA Championships on March 17 in Cleveland. Markus Scheidel and Garrett Ryan earned auto-bids at the EIWA Championships last weekend and Tyrel White earned one of the at-large bids. As a sophomore, White won two matches in the 165 weight class, but did not perform as well last year, losing his first two bouts. Ryan went 1-1 on his first day, but lost the next day to finish the season.

Track and Field: Senior Sarah Hardie is the only athlete going to the Track and Field NCAA Championships in Texas this weekend. She qualified for the one mile race with a season-best time of 4:40.69 earlier in the season, good enough to put her in the first heat of the preliminaries. She’ll race at 6:50 pm, but only the top three times in each heat and the next fastest two times will go on to the finals.

Baseball: The 1-7 Lions will finish out their non-conference schedule over spring break with a series of games in the Lone Star state. They’ll kick it off this weekend with a four-game series against 5-5 University of Texas, San Antonio, then head to 10-2 Texas A&M Corpus Christi for a single game on Tuesday. Wednesday starts a series of games in Houston, where Columbia will face off against 6-7 Rice, 5-6-1 University of New Mexico, and 6-6 University of Houston. The Lions typically struggle more in the preseason thanks to a tougher schedule, but usually do well in conference play. That said, it would be nice if they went into their Ivy schedule with more than one win.

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