Posts Tagged ‘men’s swimming’
Good morning, Columbia! You can make it to the weekend! Just keep on keeping on.
Event of the Day: Tonight at 8 p.m., the Met is hosting a a party for college students that will have refreshments, music, and an exhibition of their newest galleries. Fancy clothes and an RSVP are required. Event details here.
Ben Collins, a SEAS Mechanical Engineering major who graduated in 2005, won the Nautica New York City Triathlon this past weekend. A triathlete with Olympic hopes, Collins says this win was the biggest of his career.
“It’s the biggest win of my career,” Collins said. “The New York Triathlon has been around for a really long time, and it has always been one of the marquee events in the US.” More »
On first glance, you’d never be able to guess the amount of food sophomore John Wright puts away in a day. But really, this guy can eat.
Strangely enough, Wright doesn’t space his meals like offensive tackle Jeff Adams does, but instead tries to get all his calories from two to three big meals and a bunch of snacks throughout the day. And you won’t believe just how many calories that is.
“My goal is 10, but I imagine I probably eat somewhere between seven and eight,” Wright said.
Thousand. Ten thousand calories. Woah.
“It’s hard to eat that much,” he added.
Well, no kidding! So how does this swimmer get in all those calories? More »
Senior swimming star Adam Powell swam the 50 freestyle in a lifetime best 19.55 seconds and qualified for the consolation finals at the NCAA Championships, coming in 8th place in the consolation finals and 16th place overall. Powell’s time is a new program record for Columbia, and was 0.07 seconds faster than the time Powell swam at a time trial at the Ivy League Championships. Powell was 14th going into the consolation final, but swam the final in 19.74 seconds which put him No. 16 at NCAA’s. The champion was Nathan Adrian of Cal, who set the American record in the event with a blazing time of 18.66.
Powell’s entry in the consolation final earns him honorable mention All-American honors.
With day one of the Ivy League Championships complete, Columbia men’s swimming and diving already has two individual titles under its belt in the 50 free and 500 free. In addition, women’s swimming star Katie Meili (who won the 200 IM at the women’s Ivy Championships last weekend) qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 100 meter breaststroke. All in all, a pretty good day for Columbia swimming. More »
Over the weekend, the men’s swimming and diving team beat Brown at our Homecoming in Uris Pool. Check out the audio slide show below.
Ever wonder who plays on sports teams? Student-athletes do more than just run around campus in sweats and chow down in John Jay. In Spectrum’s “Five Questions” series, meet a different Lion each week and find out what’s behind the stats and the scoreboard. Check after the jump for our fifth installment, a quick interview with this week’s athlete: swimming and diving’s Adam Powell. More »
There’s only been one day of competition so far, but the Lions already have one Ivy title. Thursday, at the men’s swimming Ivy League championships, junior Adam Powell won the 50m free with a time of 19.72—a new school record. This makes Powell the first men’s swimming Ivy champ since 2004.
Good morning, Columbia! As the soft ringing of car alarms eases you out of slumber, and your neighbor’s ringtone continues to sound for the next hour or so, take comfort in the knowledge that the sun is still on indefinite hiatus, and everything’s still pretty much the same.
Update (10:42 am): It’s actually rather sunny out. More »