GW Men's Swimming Sets 800 Free Relay Record on Day 1 of A-10s
Colonials in Sixth Place Through First Day of League Meet
Feb. 19, 2014
WHO: GW Men's Swimming
WHAT: 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming & Diving Championships | Championship Central | Schedule of Events
WHERE: SPIRE Institute - Geneva, Ohio | Directions | Tickets
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014
HOW TO FOLLOW: @GWSwimming on Twitter & Instagram | Watch Live | Live Results | Meet Mobile App | GW Swimming on Facebook
GENEVA, Ohio - The George Washington men's swimming team set a new school record and tied another on the opening day of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships on Wednesday evening at the SPIRE Institute.
The Colonials are currently in sixth place through two swimming events with 58 points after Day 1.
The 800-yard freestyle relay team of junior Goran Koprivnjak, freshman Liam Huffman, sophomore Jordan Sharples and rookie Bogdan Balteanu took home fourth with a new school mark of 6:35.92, surpassing the previous record of 6:36.75 that was set at last year's conference championships.
In the 200-yard medley relay, senior Jake Mortensen, junior Adam Rabe, sophomore Oliver Keegan and Koprivnjak tied the GW record with a fifth-place finishing time of 1:31.32.
Overall, Massachusetts leads the pack with 133 points followed by St. Bonaventure in second (100), La Salle in third (90), Fordham in fourth (61) and Saint Louis in fifth (60). Following GW in seventh place is A-10 newcomer George Mason with 57 points.
The Colonials return to the pool on Thursday morning with the preliminary heats of the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free.
Immediately following one of the most important swims of his life, Gustav Hokfelt knew he'd accomplished his goal.
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