Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Wraps Winter Training at FIU's Golden Panther Invite
Men Finish 5 of 6; Women 8 of 9 in Unique Outdoor Meet
Jan. 8, 2006
MIAMI, FL - The George Washington swimming and diving teams returned to action in 2006 as the women placed eighth of nine schools and the men finished fifth of six in the Golden Panther Invitational hosted by Florida International University, Friday, at the Bay Vista Aquatics Center.
The meet was unusual for the Colonials as they battled 25 mph winds in an outdoor event.
The competition focused on 18 relays and four diving events with no individual races held. The one-day meet concluded GW's winter training session in Miami, FL.
The GW women tallied 93 points for the meet and finished behind FIU (413), Washington State (382), Kansas (358), North Texas (306), Trinity (287), Vassar (200), Carnegie Mellon (114), and ahead of Western Kentucky (80).
The men's team scored 114 points and finished behind Trinity (350), New York (248), Vassar (192), Carnegie Mellon (142), and ahead of Western Kentucky (40).
The Colonials' next competition is set for this Friday (5:00 pm) and Saturday (all day) when GW faces Atlantic 10 Conference rivals Massachusetts, La Salle and host Rhode Island in the URI Invitational.