GW Men's Swimming Edged by Georgetown, 136-125, in Home Finale
Koprivnjak, Rabe Lead Colonials Against Hoyas
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.
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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