In its final event of the 2017 calendar year, women’s swimming and diving came up short against Princeton (7-2, 5-0 Ivy), in a 195-105 loss on Friday.
The Tigers dominated the Lions across the score sheet, coming in first in all but four events. The Light Blue’s first victory of the night (0-4, 0-4 Ivy) came in the 100-yard freestyle, in which first-year Susie Zhu swam a personal best time of 51.23. Zhu’s triumph was followed by a win in the 100-yard butterfly from first-year Jessica He, another in the 200-yard individual medley from junior Jessica Antiles, and the “A” team’s victory in the 200-yard freestyle.
Even without many top spot finishes, Columbia showed strong performances across the board. Antiles and first-year Eva Crouse rounded out the top three in the 100-yard breastroke while junior Mary Ashby and senior Kate O’Rourke did the same in the 50-yard freestyle.
After Princeton swept the 100-yard backstroke, the Light Blue took second and third in the 200-yard backstroke thanks to first-years Jamie Lee and Jordan Ashmore, respectively. In turn, senior Nicole Papsco swam a 2:20.07 in the 200-yard breastroke for second place.
On the diving boards, junior Seanna Barrett earned a fourth-place finish on the three-meter dive with a score of 256.28.
The Lions will return on Jan. 14 to face Cornell in their first contest of the new year.