GW Men's Swimming Downed by George Mason, 188-95

Freshman Ben Fitch

Feb. 1, 2014


FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Washington men’s swimming team fell, 188-95, at nearby George Mason at the Patriots’ Jim McKay Natatorium in the squad’s regular-season finale on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Goran Koprivnjak won two races and freshman Liam Huffman posted one victory but it was not enough to lift the Colonials over the Atlantic 10 newcomers.

Koprivnjak and sophomore Oliver Keegan took home the top two spots in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:54.34 and 1:55.54. Koprivnjak then won his second event of the afternoon in the 100 fly with a time of 51.49 seconds.

Huffman took home the top spot in the 500-yard freestyle when he clocked in at 4:43.17. Freshman Ben Fitch earned second in the 200 free with a time of 1:44.36, and Koprivnjak finished third in the 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.02.

Senior Jake Mortensen (53.56) and junior Joe Lipworth (54.77) finished third and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke, and Mortensen finished third in the 200 back in 1:56.02.

In the 100-yard breaststroke juniors Garrett Cottingham and Adam Rabe finished third and fourth, respectively, in 59.72 and 59.81 seconds. Rabe then earned a second-place finish in the 200 breast with a time of 2:10.18.



GW returns to action in two-and-a-half weeks at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event will run from Wednesday, Feb. 18 – Saturday, Feb. 22, at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio and will feature seven men’s programs.

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