GW Men's Swimming Takes Second at Rhode Island Invitational
Mortensen, Huffman, Koprivnjak Lead Colonials on Day 2 of Competition
Jan. 11, 2014
KINGSTON, R.I. - The George Washington men's swimming team finished second at the Rhode Island Invitational to open the 2014 portion of its schedule on Saturday.
Senior Jake Mortensen paced the Colonials with two individual victories and freshman Liam Huffman and junior Goran Koprivnjak each won an individual and relay event as GW finished second at the two-day meet at the Rams' Tootell Aquatic Center with a total of 351 points.
Mortensen first claimed the top spot in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.07 seconds and freshman Ryan O'Malley earned fourth place in 56.82 seconds. The Albuquerque, N.M., native then won the 200 back as he clocked in at 1:54.02.
Rookie Liam Huffman won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:49.56, and senior Spencer Neff finished in second in 9:58.73 followed by freshman Nick Smagula in fifth in 10:07.04. Koprivnjak earned first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.63 and freshmen Matt McPherson (2:00.45) and Ben Fitch (2:00.53) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Balteanu earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:45.61, while Huffman finished in 1:46.81 for fourth place and Jordan Sharples finished in fifth in 1:47.33. Rabe took home second in the 100-yard breaststroke as he touched the wall in 1:00.26, then earned second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.23.
In the 400-yard individual medley Koprivnjak (2:08.56) and McPherson (4:15.59) finished second and third, respectively. Balteanu was GW's top finisher in the 100 free as he finished in 48.43 seconds for a fourth-place finish. Mortensen, Rabe, Koprivnjak and Balteanu teamed up for a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:38.13.
Massachusetts won the meet with 594 points while Rhode Island finished third with 161 points.
GW returns to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 18 for its home finale and Senior Day meet. Action against crosstown rival Georgetown inside the Smith Center Pool is slated for 1 p.m.
Men's Swimming & Diving Posts Relay Win at FIU Fall Classic
A win in the 200-yard freestyle relay was the highlight for George Washington men’s swimming Friday at the FIU Fall Classic. The Colonials are in...
Men's Swimming & Diving Poised for More History
The long-awaited celebration spilled from the pool deck and into the water after GW men’s swimming and diving claimed its first Atlantic 10...
Men's Swimming & Diving Tabbed A-10 Favorite
George Washington men’s swimming and diving was picked as the favorite to win a repeat Atlantic 10 title in a vote of the conference’s coaches,...
Swimming & Diving Starts Strong at Open Water Nationals
Moritz Fath’s third-place finish helped George Washington men’s swimming and diving land third as a team at Saturday’s season-opening...
Swimming & Diving Ready for Unique Season Opener
George Washington swimming and diving is set to open its season Saturday at College Swimming Coaches Association of America Open Water Nationals.
Hokfelt Learns from International Debut
Gustav Hokfelt tried his best to play it cool. The George Washington swimmer has competed in plenty of high-pressure meets through the years. In the lead up ...
Swimming & Diving Gets to Work
George Washington swimming and diving returned to the pool at Charles E. Smith Center on Wednesday for its first practice of the 2017-18 season.
Swimming & Diving Sets 2017-2018 Schedule
George Washington swimming and diving announced its 2017-2018 schedule Monday. Five home meets for the women and three for the men, plus an October trip to...