While you were partying hard, catching up on sleep, or jetting off to exotic locales, Columbia’s athletes were hard at work racking up wins (and losses).
Wrestling: Seniors Markus Scheidel, Garrett Ryan, and Tyrel White all won at least one match at the NCAA Championships last week, with Scheidel winning two. After an 8-1 triumph over his first opponent, White fell to the number six seed 6-0, then lost his match in the consolation bracket. Ryan lost his first match of the tournament 4-0, but won his first match of the consolation bracket 9-3 before losing the next match 3-2. Scheidel defeated his first opponent 6-3. The senior couldn’t overcome Big Ten Champion Micah Jordan and was sent to the consolation bracket, where he won his first match 8-0 but lost the second.
Track and Field: Senior Sarah Hardie finished 10th in the one mile race with a time of 4:51.07 at the Track and Field NCAA Championships. Although she came in sixth in her heat, she had one of the fastest two remaining times (4:40.24) to qualify for the finals. The finish gave her All-American status for the first time in her career.
Baseball: The Lions won two more games over spring break, giving them a non-conference record of 3-15 before starting their conference play against Yale this Saturday. The Lions started off strong, winning their first two games against University of Texas, San Antonio 9-3 and 11-7. They then went 0-10, including two overtime losses against University of Mexico and University of Houston.
Lacrosse: lost 17-5 at Cornell, won 18-6 at East Carolina
Softball: lost 6-1 against Boise State, lost 9-5 against UC Riverside, lost 7-1 against North Dakota State, won 7-1 against Colgate (at UC Riverside Classic), won 5-0 at Cal State Fullerton, lost 5-0 at Loyola Marymount, won 4-3 at Florida Atlantic, won 8-6, 9-7, and lost 8-5 at Penn
Men’s Tennis: lost 4-2 at Baylor, won 4-0 at SMU, won 4-1 at Texas Arlington
Women’s Tennis: won 6-1 at Marquette, lost 4-2 at FIU
Women’s Golf: 15th place out of 15 at 3M Augusta Invitational
Men’s Golf: 14th place out of 16 at Grand Canyon Invitational
Women’s Rowing: Swept FIT at Barry in the Governor’s Cup
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