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Bwog Sports Sunday: Besides the Super Bowl

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Jackie Dubrovich, center, is National Rookie of the Week and kind of a badass

Jackie Dubrovich, center, is National Rookie of the Week and kind of a badass

Someone from Columbia is participating in Super Bowl XLVII tonight! Well, he’s not playing or anything, but Associate Athletic Director of Sports Medicine Jim Gossett with be on the sidelines serving as one of two “spotters,” whose job is to look for head and neck injuries during the game. Pretty big gig for an Ivy League AD. Now while the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers open for Beyonce tonight, let’s look back at this week’s results for the Columbia Lions. At The Amory this weekend, four Men’s Track & Field runners made history, breaking the Columbia University record in the Distance Medley relay, which consists of a 1200m leg, followed by 400m leg, then a 800m leg, and finally a 1600m leg. The quartet of John Gregorek, Harrison McFann, Connor Claflin, Mark Feigen clocked in at the record-breaking time of 9:40.67, the fifth-fastest NCAA time of the season. The Lions saw even more success in the second day of competition at The Amory Collegiate Invitational, including two first place finishes in both the Men’s and Women’s 4 x 800m relays. Over 100 teams were represented at the Invitational. Men’s Tennis also had an impressive weekend, beating Fordham 6-1 in their second win of the season and Men’s Swimming & Diving captured their fifth straight win against Navy. Though they didn’t compete this weekend, the Women’s Swimming & Diving team moved to No. 23 in national rankings following four consecutive wins. Men’s Basketball has been on a streak as well, but not the good kind, as they dropped their third straight game against Princeton yesterday. In fencing, both the Men’s and Women’s teams cleaned up at the NYU Invitational last Sunday, winning all ten of their combined matched. Freshman foilist Jackie Dubrovich was named National Rookie of the Week by CollegeFencing360.com after winning a combined 21 of 23 bouts in the St. John’s and NYU Invitationals.Touché.

Check out the rest of the results from the week after the jump

Men’s Basketball (9-9, 1-3 Ivy League):

Results:

Penn 58-62 (L)

Princeton 66-72 (L)

Up Next:  First, Dartmouth on Friday at 7 pm at Levien Gymnasium. Then, Harvard on Saturday. Same time, same place.

 

Women’s Basketball (2-16, 0-4 Ivy League):

Results:

Penn 40-52 (L)

Princeton 87-41 (L)

Up Next: A road matchup against Dartmouth at 7pm on Friday, followed by another away game at Harvard on Saturday, also at 7 pm.

 

Men’s Swimming & Diving (6-2, 3-2 Ivy League):

Results: 

Navy 178-122 (W)

Up Next: A home Ivy League matchup against Princeton. Friday, 6 pm, Uris Pool.

 

Men’s Squash (6-6, 1-3 Ivy League):

Results:

Harvard 1-8 (L)

Up Next:  Two “home” matches at the SL Green StreetSquash Center on Friday. First, against Penn at 6:30 pm, then against NYU at 8:30 pm. After that, a road match against Princeton on Sunday, starting at 2:30 pm.

 

Women’s Squash (3-7, 0-4 Ivy League):

Results:

Harvard 0-9 (L)

Up next: Same as the boys, except they start at 11 am against Princeton on Sunday.

 

Wrestling (4-6, 0-1 Ivy League):

Results:

Cornell 12-29 (L)

Up Next: A quick break before returning to action Friday, 2/15, against Princeton at New York Athletic Club, starting at 7 pm, followed by Penn on Saturday at 3 pm in Dodge.

 

Men’s Fencing:

Results:

NYU Invitational

North Carolina 20-7 (W)

Notre Dame 14-13 (W)

Ohio State 17-10 (W)

Wayne State 23-4 (W)

St. John’s 14-13 (W)

Up Next: The Historical Meet Plus at NYU at 5 pm on Thursday.

 

Women’s Fencing:

Results:

Northwestern 16-11 (W)

Notre Dame 14-13 (W)

Ohio State 17-10 (W)

Wayne State 22-5 (W)

St. John’s 16-11 (W)

Up Next: Same as the boys.

 

Women’s Tennis (0-2) 

Results:

Georgia 1-4 (L)

Oklahoma State 3-4 (L)

Up Next: ECAC Team Tournament all day, this Friday to Sunday, at the Dick Savitt Tennis Center.

 

Men’s Tennis (2-2):

Results:

Fordham 6-1 (W)

Up Next: ECAC Team Championships at Cornell all day from Friday, 2/15, to Sunday 2/17.

 

Men’s Track & Field:

Results:

Armory Collegiate Invitational (Selected Results)

4 x 800m Relay – 1st Place (Brendon Fish, Harrison McFann, Connor Claflin, Byron Jones)

Distance Medley Relay – 1st Place (John Gregorek, Harrison McFann, Connor Claflin, Mark Feigen)*

Up Next: Lafayette Rider Winter Games at The Amory all day Friday.

*New Columbia University record!

 

Women’s Track & Field: 

Results:

Armory Collegiate Invitational (Selected Results)

4 x 800m Relay – 1st Place (Olivia Sadler, Emily Krasinski, Trina Bills, Madalene Rathbun)

3,000 m – 1st Place (Erin Gillingham)

 Up Next: Same as the boys.

Sassy Freshman Foilist via Columbia Athletics

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