Women’s swimming and diving lost to Brown this weekend in a close conference battle, 153-147.
The Lions (1-5, 1-5 Ivy) were on the road for the first time in 2018, following a win at home against Cornell just a week prior. Against the Bears (4-3, 3-3 Ivy), Columbia started with a win in the 200-yard medley relay, featuring the team of sophomore Julia Samson, junior Jessica Antiles, first-year Susie Zhu, and senior Kate O’Rourke. Soon after, sophomore Clare MacNamara won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:15.20.
First-year Jordan Ashmore notched a win in the 100-yard backstroke, followed by first- and second-place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke by first-year Eva Crouse and Antiles. In the 200-yard butterfly, first-year Jessica He finished a full second ahead of her opponent at 2:03.51. The Bears then took the top finishes in the next four events, before senior Nicole Papsco and first-year Stefanie Ting took the top two spots in the 200-yard breaststroke.
Crouse secured another first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.94 with He, who followed in second place with a time of 56.10, in tow. Antiles won the 200-yard individual medley for her fourth time in this season’s Ivy League competition.
In the one-meter diving event, Columbia seniors Chloe Hacker and Brooke Bernardin had top-three performances, scoring second and third place, respectively.
The Lions were edged, however, in the 400-yard freestyle relay event to solidify the win for Brown.
Columbia will continue its season with a nonconference match next Saturday at Seton Hall.