GW Men's Swimming Takes Third at Rhode Island Invitational

Sophomore Sean Rhinehart helped GW men's swimming to a third-place finish at the URI Invitational.

Jan. 12, 2013

Following a month-long break, the George Washington men's swimming team took home third at the annual Rhode Island Invitational with a two-day total of 379 points.

Opening 2013 at the annual event against Atlantic 10 opponents, reigning conference champion Massachusetts took first with a total of 609 points. La Salle finished second with 482 points and host Rhode Island's men's club swimming team finished fourth with 146 points.

The Colonials collected 23 top-five finishes throughout the two days and were led by seniors Phillip Graeter, Niklas Glenesk and Luke Quimby, along with freshman Oliver Keegan.

Graeter claimed first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.67. Sophomore Joe Lipworth Lipworth finished sixth in 2:00.12 and junior Jake Mortensen finished seventh in 2:00.49. Graeter then finished second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:10.19.

Graeter earned second in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:55.74 and Mortensen finished fifth in 1:56.44. Senior Stephen Nelson and freshman Jordan Sharples finished third and fourth, respectively, in the 1,000-yard freestyle in 9:57.12 and 9:59.20.

Keegan took home a top finish in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.95 and sophomore Sean Rhinehart followed in fifth in 1:59.33. The all-senior 400-yard freestyle relay team of Graeter, Nelson, Glenesk and Quimby touched the wall in 3:09.84 for a first-place finish.

Glenesk finished second in the 500-yard freestyle relay in 4:46.04 and Keegan followed in third in 4:46.44. In the 50-yard freestyle, Quimby landed a second-place finish with a time of 21.87 seconds and Rhinehart finished fifth in 22.17 seconds.

With a time of 52.57 seconds, Keegan earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. Rhinehart followed in fifth place in 53.63 seconds. Sophomore Garrett Cottingham took third in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.64 seconds.

The 400-yard medley relay team of Graeter, Cottingham, Keegan and Quimby took home second with a time of 3:30.84, 0.70 seconds behind Massachusetts' top-finishing team. Mortensen, Cottingham, Keegan and Rhinehart earned second in the 200-yard medley relay, touching the wall in 1:36.45.

The team of Graeter, Rhinehart, Glenesk and Quimby finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:27.56, and the team of sophomore Adam Rabe, Keegan, Nelson and Mortensen finished fifth in 1:29.14.

GW heads to crosstown foe Georgetown on Saturday, Jan. 19 for a 1 p.m. meet.



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