GW Men's Swimming Drops Season Finale to George Mason, 159-101

Senior Luke Quimby pumps up the GW swimming teams prior to their meet against George Mason on Saturday.

Jan. 26, 2013

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Final Results

WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s swimming team dropped a 159-101 decision to local rival George Mason in its final meet of the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

Prior to the meet the Colonials honored their eight male seniors – Alex Etz, Stephan Franke, Duncan Galler, Niklas Glenesk, Phillip Graeter, Stephen Nelson, Zach Peart and Luke Quimby.

Junior Jake Mortensen and sophomore Garrett Cottingham each posted individual victories for GW on the afternoon.

Mortensen claimed first in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.89 seconds. Graeter earned a third-place finish in the 200 back with a time of 1:55.45 and Mortensen finished fourth in 1:55.61. Graeter then took home second in the 200-yard individual medley as he touched the wall in 1:55.39.

Cottingham and sophomore Adam Rabe took home first and second, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke, clocking in at 58.41 seconds and 1:00.68. Cottingham finished second in the 200 breast with a time of 2:07.51 and Rabe finished fourth in 2:11.88.

In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Jordan Sharples (1:44.66) took home second, followed by Graeter (1:44.83) in third and Glenesk (1:45.10) in fourth. Sharples finished third in the 500 free in 4:52.17, while Nelson came in fourth in 4:55.82 and Glenesk finished fifth in 4:56.51.

Nelson finished third in the 1,000 free with a time of 9:53.86. Quimby (48.16) earned a second-place finish in the 100 free, Nelson (48.80) took home fourth and Glenesk (49.16) followed in fifth. In the 50 free, Quimby earned third with a time of 21.70 seconds, followed by junior Juan Sikaffy in fourth in 22.47 and Etz in fifth in 22.61.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Mortensen, Cottingham, freshman Oliver Keegan and Quimby finished second with a time of 1:35.81. Keegan then took home second in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:55.05.

The Colonials take a break from completion and return to the pool from Feb. 19-23 at the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 Championships in Geneva, Ohio. For more information on the A-10 Championships, please click here



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