Men's Swimming & Diving Cruises on Senior Day

GW celebrated seniors Clarke Indek, Adam Drury, Gustav Hokfelt, Connor Hart, Jarvus Pennington and Aneil Srivastava on Saturday.
Jan. 20, 2018

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WASHINGTON - George Washington men's swimming and diving produced eight different individual winners and claimed both relays Saturday in knocking off Old Dominion, 181.5-118.5, on Senior Day at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

Led by double winners Tommi Wolst and Moritz Fath, the Colonials flashed their depth in their final tune-up for the Atlantic 10 Championships. They went 1-2 in eight different events, including 1-2-3 in three of them, on the way to a victory that capped a perfect 6-0 season in head-to-head competition.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fath picked up his wins in the 500-yard freestyle (4:37.42) and 200-yard freestyle (1:42.38). The sophomore from Germany also finished second behind Emils Pone in the 400-yard individual medley.
  • Wolst continued to showcase his versatility with wins in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.80) and 100-yard butterfly (50.61). The reigning A-10 Performer of the Week also swam a leg on GW's winning 200-yard medley relay team (1:32.53) and placed third in the 100-yard backstroke.
  • Gustav Hokfelt won the 100 back in his final home meet (50.39), finished second in the 200 back and also had a hand in the medley relay win.
  • Jake Ortiz and Peter Nachtwey shined on the diving boards. Ortiz was first on the 1-meter board (298.20) and second on the 3-meter board (320.1), while Nachtwey was first on the 3-meter board (342.23) and second on the 1-meter (290.03). Both of their 3-meter scores met the NCAA Zones qualifying standard.
  • Alexander Auster won the 100-yard freestyle (46.16), holding off teammate Patrick Lersch. Both Colonials were part of the meet-ending 400-yard freestyle relay victory (3:06.42).
  • Austin Pyrch picked up a win in the 50-yard freestyle (20.97) for the second weekend in a row. The water polo goalkeeper who recently added swimming duties also helped with both relay victories.
  • GW honored its six seniors -- Hokfelt, Adam Drury, Connor Hart, Clarke Indek, Jarvus Pennington and Aneil Srivastava -- in a pre-meet ceremony.
  • UP NEXT: GW gets a break to make final preparations for the A-10 Championships, which begin Feb. 14 in Geneva, Ohio. The Colonials are looking for a repeat title breaking through with their first conference championship last season.

    WATCH THIS: Hear from Head Coach James Winchester and Hokfelt after the Senior Day victory.


     

     

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