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GW Men's Swimming Edged by Georgetown, 136-125, in Home Finale

Junior Adam Rabe won three events on Saturday in GW's final home meet of the season.

Junior Adam Rabe won three events on Saturday in GW's final home meet of the season.

Jan. 18, 2014

WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s swimming team tallied 17 top-three finishes but it was not enough to overcome Georgetown as the squad was edged, 136-125, in its final home meet of the season.

Junior Goran Koprivnjak paced the Colonials with four victories on the afternoon while classmate Adam Rabe won three events.

Rabe won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.24 seconds then won the 200 breast in 2:10.05, followed by freshman Matt McPherson in third in 2:19.12. Rookie Bogdan Balteanu earned a first-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.95 seconds and sophomore Jordan Sharples won the 200 free in 1:45.84.

Koprivnjak and McPherson took home first and second in the 200-yard butterfly as Koprivnjak won in 1:53.63 and McPherson clocked in at 1:58.24. Koprivnjak won his second event of the day in the 100 fly with a time of 51.46 seconds then earned the top spot the 200-yard individual medley in 1:58.26.

Senior Jake Mortensen won the 200-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 1:55.88, and finished second in the 100 back with a time of 52.81 seconds. The 200-yard medley relay team of Mortensen, Rabe, freshman Ben Fitch and Balteanu finished second with a time of 1:37.39.



Freshman Liam Huffman earned a second-place finish in the 1,000 free in 9:50.50 and senior Spencer Neff followed in third in 9:57.84. Huffman (4:45.46) then finished second in the 500 free and Neff (4:55.41) finished in fourth. 

The Buff and Blue closed the meet with a come-from-behind win in the 400 free relay as Huffman, Rabe, Koprivnjak and Balteanu touched the wall in 3:12.04.

Prior to the meet Mortensen and Neff were honored in a Senior Day ceremony.

GW heads to Atlantic 10 newcomer George Mason on Saturday, Feb. 1 for the Revolutionary Rivalry meet and regular-season finale. Action in Fairfax, Va., is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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