GW Men's Swimming Drops 162-127 Decision to George Mason
Colonials Wrap Up Regular Season Against Patriots on the Road
Jan. 28, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. -The George Washington men's swimming team fell to George Mason, 162-127, in its final dual meet of the 2011-12 season on Saturday afternoon at Jim McKay Natatorium.
The Colonials picked up 17 top-three finishes on the day, and junior Phillip Graeterled GW with two first-place finishes.
Cottingham and classmate Adam Rabefinished first and second, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke. Cottingham won the event with a time of 59.16 seconds, while Rabe followed in a close second in 1:00.08.
Graeter claimed top honors in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:55.33. He then went on to win the 200-yard backstroke in 1:53.61.
Seedorff posted a first-place finish in the 50 free, clocking in at 21.28 seconds, and junior Luke Quimbywon the 100 free in 47.56 seconds. Glenesk finished third in the 100 free with a time of 47.67 seconds.
Rabe finished second in the 200 breast in 2:10.12, while Cottingham finished in a tight third with a time of 2:10.91. In the 200-yard individual medley, Graeter and freshman Joe Lipworthfinished first and second. Graeter clocked in at 1:56.79, followed by Lipworth in 1:58.66.
Sophomore Spencer Neff finished second in the 500 free in 4:49.80 and finished third in the 1,000-yard freestyle, clocking in at 10:04.60. Junior Niklas Glenesktouched the wall in 1:43.59 for a third-place finish in the 200 free.
GW closed the meet on a high note, winning the 400 free relay. Sophomore Niccolo Wilson, Glenesk, Quimby and Seedorff clocked in with a winning time of 3:09.84.
The Colonials return to the pool on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Atlantic 10 Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
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