The last time the Columbia men's swim team won a season dual meet against Cornell--11 years ago--Michael Sovern was president of the university, George Bush the Elder was in the White House, and the Internet was a luxury few families could afford.
Unlike my colleague Kwame Spearman, I did not miss the Super Bowl this year. I haven't missed the biggest event of the sporting year since 1991.
Men's swimming Head Coach Jim Bolster admitted that even he was "a little surprised" at how well the team did during their last home meet against Penn at the end of last semester. "But I certainly knew that we were capable of that," Bolster said.
"Penn had an outstanding recruiting year," Men's Head Swimming Coach Jim Bolster said before the start of the 2002-2003 season, "so I think that they'll be extremely difficult to beat. They'll be a pretty stern test for us early on."
In its first home meet at Uris Pool, the men's swim team annihilated Fordham 158-77, ringing up best times in every single event. The win came after a weekend in which the Lions were flattened by Harvard, 216-82.
Three years ago, the Columbia men's swim team put together what many called then "their best season ever"--they finished sixth at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swim League championships and set a handful of varsity records.
The 8-0 blowout that the field hockey team suffered at No. 15-ranked Harvard on Saturday seemed a fitting end to its nightmarish season, a year in which the Lions dropped their final 11 games after starting off the season 3-3.
I have a confession to make: I don't know a thing about field hockey.
Columbia field hockey took one step closer to the cellar last Friday.
A 2-0 loss at Yale's Johnson Field dropped the Lions to 0-6 in the Ivy League, 3-13 overall. It was the Light Blue's tenth straight loss.
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