Huffman, Koprivnjak Make Podium Appearances at A-10 Championships

Sophomore Jordan Sharples won the B Final of the 500 free in 4:29.22.

Feb. 20, 2014

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Day 2 Results

GENEVA, Ohio – Freshman Liam Huffman and junior Goran Koprivnjak each made trips to the podium to highlight Day 2 of the of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships for George Washington men’s swimming on Thursday evening at the SPIRE Institute. 

The lone program competing without a diving team, the Colonials are in fifth place through two days of competition with a total of 142 points.

Huffman opened the meet with a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle in a career-best time of 4:29.35. Sophomore Oliver Keegan followed in a close fourth in 4:29.85, and classmate Jordan Sharples won the B Final and took home ninth overall in 4:29.22. 

Koprivnjak then reached the podium when he touched the wall in a career-best time of 1:49.65 for a third-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. Freshman Bogdan Balteanu finished fifth in the B Final and 13th overall with a career-fastest time of 1:52.93.

To wrap the meet, the 200 free relay team of freshman Ben Fitch, senior Jake Mortensen, Balteanu and junior Adam Rabe clocked in at 1:24.69 for seventh place.

Massachusetts leads the pack with 243 points, followed by St. Bonaventure in second (242), George Mason in third (178) and La Salle in fourth (172). Following GW is Fordham in sixth place (133) and Saint Louis in seventh (128).

The Colonials return to action on Friday morning with the preliminary heats of the 400 IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200 free, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke.



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