Black Knight Men Fall To Columbia

Sam Mo

Sam Mo

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.

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