The men’s swimming and diving team could not spoil Harvard’s home opener on Friday as the Crimson won 13 of 16 events for a 192-108 win, but bounced back against Army on Saturday. Columbia sophomore Omar Arafa remained undefeated in the 100-yard backstroke event, eking out a victory by .03 seconds, but Harvard dominated in most of the other events, including a diving sweep. The Lions evened their record at 2-2 the following day, beating previously undefeated Army Black Knights by a score of 183-117. This time, the Lions won 12 of 16 events at West Point, with a solid performance by the entire team.
Four seniors reflect on their time at Columbia, and what it means to be leaving these years—and NYC—behind.