GW Men's Swimming Wraps Day 1 of Rhode Island Invitational
Colonials Return to Action Against A-10 Foes
Jan. 11, 2014
KINGSTON, R.I. - The George Washington men's swimming team returned to action for the first time in over a month on Friday with Day 1 of the two-day Rhode Island Invitational.
The Colonials competed in five events on the first day of competition against Atlantic 10 foe Massachusetts, in addition to host URI's club team. GW tallied nine top-five finishes on the evening at the Rams' Aquatics Center.
The Buff and Blue finished second and fourth in the 400-yard medley relay to open the meet as the team of senior Jake Mortensen, junior Garrett Cottingham, junior Goran Koprivnjak and freshman Bogdan Balteanu touched the wall in 3:35.41 while juniors Joe Lipworth and Adam Rabe and freshmen Matt McPherson and Liam Huffman finished in 3:38.27.
Koprivnjak took home top honors in the 200-yard individual medley, clocking in at 1:56.91. Lipworth finished fifth in the event with a time of 2:01.05, followed by McPherson in sixth in 2:01.54.
In the 500-yard freestyle, Huffman earned second in 4:44.84 and senior Spencer Neff finished in fifth with a time of 4:52.19. Sophomore Jordan Sharples (4:54.87) and freshman Nick Smagula (4:57.70) followed in sixth and seventh, respectively. Rookie Ryan O'Malley earned fifth place in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.03 seconds.
GW wrapped the day with fourth- and fifth-place finishes in the 200 free relay. The team of Mortensen, freshman Ben Fitch, Huffman and Sharples finished with a time of 1:31.29, and Neff, O'Malley, Lipworth and Smagula finished in 1:35.64.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Fans can follow live results throughout the meet by downloading the Meet Mobile app to their smart phones and iPad devices.
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