Tommi Wolst and Gustav Hokfelt notched wins Sunday
Peter Nachtwey's diving win lifted Colonials on Friday
GW's Tommi Wolst was a triple winner
The Colonials are in second place after opening day
Ortiz sets program records on both boards on Saturday
2016-17: Helped the Colonials win their first-ever Atlantic 10 Conference title...Posted a career-best time of 21.25 in the 50-yard freestyle at the A-10 Championships...Swam a personal-best time of 1:42.05 in the 200 free at the A-10 Championships...Posted a career-best in the 100 free with a time of 45.86 a the A-10 Championships...
2015-16: Helped set a GW record time of 3:00.60 as the third leg in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21) to place fourth...Swam personal bests in the 50 free (21.70 -- 36th), the 100 free (46.41 -- 18th), and the 200 free (1:43.26 -- 29th) at the A-10 Championships...Touched the wall with a career-best time of 24.98 in the 50-yard backstroke against Georgetown (Jan. 16)...Finished with a season-best time of 54.88 in the 100-yard backstroke at the Magnus Cup Invitational (Nov. 21).
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Upper St. Clair High School in Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania...Served as squad captain in 2015...Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) qualifier each year of career...Four-time WPIAL gold medalist...Set three WPIAL records during 2014 and 2015 seasons...Helped team finish as WPIAL runners-up in each year of career...Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) qualifier four times...Three-time PIAA silver medalist...Squad was PIAA runner-up in 2015...Two time All-American (2014, 2015)...Swam for Upper St. Clair Swim Club team.
Personal: Born Patrick Dolan Lersch on Feb. 2, 1997, in South Haven, Michigan...Son of Nora Mulvihill Lersch and Charles Dana Lersch...Has one younger sister, Maeve...Intends to major in Mechanical Engineering while at GW.
|50-Yard Freestyle||21.25||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16/2017)|
|100-Yard Freestyle||45.86||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/18/2017)|
|200-Yard Freestyle||1:42.05||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/17/2017)|
|50-Yard Backstroke||24.98||vs. Georgetown (1/16/2016)|
|100-Yard Backstroke||54.88||Magnus Cup Invitational (11/21/2015)|
|100-Yard Individual Medley||54.53||Magnus Cup Invitational (11/20/2016)|
Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Tommi Wolst
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