GW Men's Swimming Takes Third at Rhode Island Invitational
Colonials Paced by Trio of Seniors and Rookie
Jan. 12, 2013
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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