Nov. 15, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Army men’s swimming and diving team will travel to New York City on Sunday, Nov. 17, where the Black Knights will go up against the Columbia men’s team after two weeks of being idle. The Black Knights head into the weekend with a 2-1 record and hold a 57-23 all-time record over the Lions. Races are set to begin at 1 p.m.
Before taking on Army, Columbia will open up its season versus Ivy League opponents Penn State and Yale on Friday, Nov. 15, respectively.
In Army’s last meet versus UConn on Oct. 26, the Black Knights collected three first-place wins and were runner-up in four events in the 192-170 setback. Sophomore Chris Szekely led the team with two first-place finishes touching the wall at 1:42.18 in the 200-yard freestyle in addition to clocking a 46.20 in the 100-yard freestyle.
Senior Sam Mo added a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly, while junior Will Viana came through with two second-place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (1:52.58) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.71). Senior counterpart Casey Woudenberg collected two third-place finishes in the 1000 and 500-yard freestyle races in the Oct. 26 loss to UConn.
Army diver Josh Urnezis has proven to be a threat off both boards, capturing first and second place finishes in the Black Knights’ first three meets this season. Urnezis sprang for 264.52 points and a first-place victory off the 1-meter and finished second with 240.75 points off the 3-meter board in the recent loss.
Following Sunday’s meet, both teams return to action on at the Frank Elm Invitational in Piscataway, N.J., which will be held Nov. 22-24. Complete results and a recap of both meets will become available on goARMYsports.com at the conclusion of each event.