Men's Swimming & Diving Still on Top at A-10 Championships
Gustav Hokfelt won a pair of gold medals Thursday
GENEVA, Ohio - Gustav Hokfelt won gold in the 50-yard freestyle in record time and later helped claim another in the 200-yard freestyle relay Thursday, highlighting another strong showing for George Washington men's swimming and diving at the Atlantic 10 Championships.
Hokfelt broke his own record in the 50 free during morning prelims and snapped that with an even faster final. The senior from Sweden touched in 20.12 seconds to win the event for the first time in his career. He was joined in the finals by Alexander Auster (fifth) and Adam Drury (14th).
Hokfelt duplicated his record time as the opening leg of the 200 free relay. That blazing start paved the way for GW to earn its second straight gold medal in the event. Tommi Wolst and Drury followed before Auster won the race to the wall to edge St. Bonaventure by 13 hundredths of a second.
GW also placed three finalists in the 200-yard individual medley. Wolst claimed bronze there with an NCAA B cut time of 1:48.46, just ahead of teammate Max Forstenhaeusler (1:48.53). Youssef Ragab was runner-up in the B final to finish 10th.
Moritz Fath won GW's other medal, earning bronze in the 500-yard freestyle. The sophomore finished in 4:26.13 to earn his place on the podium.
UP NEXT: The A-10 Championships continue through Saturday. Preliminary events begin at 10 a.m., followed by finals starting at 6:30 p.m. The full schedule is available here.
WATCH THIS: Hear from Head Coach James Winchester and Hokfelt after the second day of the A-10 Championships.
Our men continue to lead at the A-10 Championships with the women in third. Hear from Head Coach James Winchester, Gustav Hokfelt, Rachel Dickinson and Emily Zhang. #RaiseHigh pic.twitter.com/ezcbBGl01k
-- GW Swimming & Diving (@GWSwimDive) February 16, 2018
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