GW Men's Swimming Knocks Off Georgetown, 145-135
Mortensen, Cottingham, Keegan Win Three Events Apiece
Jan. 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's swimming team defeated district rival Georgetown for the second year in a row on Saturday afternoon, earning a 145-135 victory at the Hoyas' McCarthy Pool.
GW led off the meet with a victory in the 200-yard medley relay, as Mortensen, Cottingham, Keegan and senior Luke Quimby claimed first in 1:35.69.
Cottingham also won both breaststroke events, taking the 100 breast in 58.78 and the 200 breast in 2:07.97, while Keegan finished first in both butterfly events, winning the 100 fly in 52.74 and the 200 fly in 1:56.02.
Mortensen won both backstroke events, touching in ahead of senior Phillip Graeter in each race. Mortensen won the 100 back in 52.90, while Graeter placed second in 53.17. Then in the 200 back, Mortensen (1:55.61) edged out Graeter (1:55.68) by just seven-hundredths of a second.
Graeter later earned the victory in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.61. Other individual winners for the Colonials included Quimby in the 50 free and senior Niklas Glenesk in the 100-yard freestyle.
Glenesk touched in first in the 100 free with a time of 47.85, just ahead of Quimby, who finished second in 48.17. Quimby later won the 50 free in 21.83.
Freshman Jordan Sharples paced the Colonials in the 200 free, taking second in 1:44.95, while Glenesk came in third (1:45.60) and Keegan was fourth (1:46.47). Senior Stephen Nelson was GW's top finisher in both distance events, placing second in the 1,000 free (9:53.73) and third in the 500 free (4:49.79).
The Colonials return to action next Saturday, when they host George Mason at 1 p.m. at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool, their final dual meet before the Atlantic 10 Championships.
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