Men's Swimming/Diving Caps Regular Season With Senior Day Against Columbia
The five-time reigning Princeton men's swimming & diving team will compete for the final time at DeNunzio Pool this Friday at 6 pm against the Columbia Lions. The Tigers will honor the seven members of their Class of 2014 during the meet.
Princeton (5-2, 5-1 Ivy) will look for a strong finish to its regular season when it hosts Columbia (5-3, 2-2 Ivy) when the two programs meet at 6 pm Friday. The meet will be streamed live on the Ivy League Digital Network (see link above), as will the women's Senior Day meet against Columbia at 1 pm.
Princeton is coming off a split during the H-Y-P meet last weekend. The Tigers earned a 194-159 win over the host Bulldogs, while Harvard scored a 213-140 win over Princeton. Sophomore En-Wei Hu-Van Wright was Princeton's lone individual winner during the meet (100 back); he was also one of Princeton's three winners last season when the Tigers lost a close 158-139 road showdown at Columbia in the 2013 season finale.
Hu-Van Wright took the 100 back, while Harrison Wagner won the 50 and 100 free and Teo D'Alesandro won the 200 IM.
While the Tigers will be continuing their preparations for a potential sixth straight Ivy League championship, they will also be celebrating the seven members of their Class of 2014. That group has helped Princeton win the last three of their five Ivy League championships, and they will try to become the third straight class to go 4-for-4 when they head to Harvard in three weeks for the Ivy League Championships.
While that meet has traditionally come down to either Princeton or Harvard, Columbia has several potential strong performers that could impact the meet. Junior David Jakl was the runner-up in both the 100 and 200 fly at the Ivy Championships last year. Teammate Dominik Koll will also be looking to move one step up the podium at Ivies later this season; he was the runner-up in both the 200 and 500 free.THE CLASS OF 2014
FRIDAY'S ORDER OF EVENTS
200 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay