Nov. 17, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
The Army men's swimming and diving team saw its season-opening five-meet win streak snapped on Saturday evening as the Black Knights dropped a 183-117 decision to visiting Columbia at Crandall Pool.
Army (5-1) won just four of the 16 events contested as the Black Knights fell for the first time this season. Columbia, which lost to Harvard yesterday, improves to 2-2 following today's result.
"We swam very well today, but came up short against a very good Columbia team," said Army head coach Mickey Wender. "It was a disappointing loss, but a good learning experience for our team."
Freshman Chris Szekely won the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.29) and placed runner-up in the 100 free (46.01) to pace the Black Knights in the pool.
Senior Chris Nguyen took gold in the one-meter diving event (315.82 points) and finished second in the three-meter discipline (314.90) to lead Army off the boards.
Freshman Sam Mo outswam the competition in the 200-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in 2:06.36. Senior Ayman Andrews rounded out Army's list of winners on the night, taking gold in the 100-yard butterfly (49.03).
Army is idle until Nov. 30-Dec 2, when the Black Knights travel to Providence, R.I., to compete at the Brown Big Bear Open.
Meet Notes: Army falls to 57-23 all-time versus Columbia.