Ganihanova and Pruden to headline third Ivy Night

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Cambridge, MA — Sparks flew at Blodgett Pool as Columbia’s Aziza Ganihanova and Mary Pruden swam for third place in their respective events.
The 2022 Ivy League Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships conclude tomorrow in Cambridge. In line with previous days, the preliminaries will start at 11:00 a.m. and the final heats at 6:00 p.m.

Ganihanova slashed 11 seconds off her preliminary time to finish third in the opening event of day three, the 1,000 freestyle. Senior captain Pruden followed with an impressive performance of her own taking third place in the 400 IM with an NCAA Qualifying B score of 4:15.00. Teammate Julia Unas competed in the C final of the event, placing sixth (4:30.43).

Columbia produced strong performances in the B and C finals of recent events as a freshman Allison Martin took first place in the 200 IM C. Senior Finals Emily Wang earned an eighth-place finish in the 100 butterfly B final (55.26), just ahead of junior Jessica Penn who finished fourth in the C final.

Second year Callie Breiter and junior Olivia Jubin competed in the 200 freestyle B final, winning fifth (1:50.18) and eighth (1:50.30), respectively. In the next event, the recruit Ashley Hu was third (1:03.30) in the 100 breaststroke B final. Pruden completed her second event of the evening in the 100 backstroke, finishing third in the B final (55.62). Teammate Riley Pujadas followed by a second place finish in the C final (56.47).

On the three-metre springboard, senior Briget Rosendahl landed seventh, amassing a score of 247.95. The divers will battle it out for the final A title tomorrow night.

“What impresses me the most is how kind and grateful our women are,” the head diving coach said. Scott Donie. “Even though it wasn’t our best day, we gave it our all and I’m so proud of how we performed until the very end.”

Ganihanova, Walker, Wang and MacDonald finished the evening with sixth place in the competitive 400 medley relay (3:44.25).

For the latest news on Columbia’s women’s swimming and diving program, follow @ASSionsWSD on Twitter and on the web at GoColumbiaLions.com.

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