GW Men's Swimming Breaks a Pair of Records on First Day of A-10 Championships
Men's 800-Yard Freestyle Relay Team Lands Third-Place Finish
Feb. 20, 2013
Day 1 Results | A-10 Championships Central | SPIRE Institute | Directions | @GWSwimming | GW Swimming on Facebook
GW is in fourth place with a total of 58 points through the first two events, while St. Bonaventure leads the pack with 80 points after winning both races. Following the Bonnies in the standings is Xavier (68) in second, reigning conference champion Massachusetts (60) in third and GW in fourth. Saint Louis (56), La Salle (54) and Fordham (52) round out the finishes in fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively.
The Colonials opened the meet with a record-setting performance in the 200-yard medley relay for a sixth-place finish. The team of junior Jake Mortensen, sophomore Garrett Cottingham, freshman Oliver Keegan and senior Luke Quimby clocked in at 1:31.32 and surpassed the 14-year-old record of 1:31.44 that was set in 1999.
GW then made its first trip to the podium when the 800-yard freestyle relay team claimed third place with a new school mark of 6:36.75. Senior Phillip Graeter, Keegan, freshman Jordan Sharples and senior Niklas Glenesk erased the Colonials' previous record of 6:40.15 that was set at the 2012 A-10 Championships - a team which Graeter led off and Glenesk anchored.
The championships resume on Thursday morning with the preliminary events beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m.
Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Tommi Wolst
Wolst helped George Washington men's swimming and diving stay perfect in dual meet competition, going unbeaten in Saturday's 169-124 win over Atlantic 10 foe...
Men's Swimming & Diving Sinks Davidson
Three individual wins from Tommi Wolst helped power George Washington men’s swimming and diving to a 169-124 victory over Davidson on Saturday morning ...
Swimming & Diving to Host Davidson
George Washington swimming and diving is back at Charles E. Smith Center Pool on Saturday, hosting Atlantic 10 foe Davidson at 10 a.m.
Nachtwey Honored by A-10 Again
Peter Nachtwey of George Washington men's swimming and diving has garnered Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors for the second time.
Swimming & Diving Celebrates 2016-2017 Success
George Washington swimming & diving stayed busy on Colonials Weekend, celebrating the past, present and future of the program.
Men's Swimming & Diving Notches Record-Setting Win
Record-breaking efforts from Jake Ortiz and Peter Nachtwey highlighted George Washington men’s swimming and diving’s 185-115 win over Boston...
Swimming & Diving Set for Home Opener
George Washington swimming and diving opens its home slate with a pair of meets at Charles E. Smith Center Pool on Colonials Weekend.
Ragab Lands A-10 Rookie of the Week Honors
Youssef Ragab of George Washington men's swimming and diving has been named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week.