Zenk Wins Third Most Outstanding Performer at A-10 Championships
Eleven GW team records were broken over four nights of swimming.
Feb. 22, 2009
BUFFALO, NY - George Washington senior David Zenk was named the performer of the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championship meet, the only swimmer to win the award three times.
In the final night of the Championship, Zenk broke the A-10 record in the 200-yard backstroke with at time of 1:45.67. The previous record-holder was the University of Massachusetts' Evan Swisher, who held the record since the 2006-07 season.
Zenk set GW team records in the 100-yard freestyle (:45.18), 200-yard freestyle (1:38.71), 200-yard backstroke (1:45.67), 200-yard individual medley (1:48.35) and 400-yard individual medley (3:52.17). The 200-yard IM, 400-yard IM and 200-yard backstroke were also A-10 record breakers, with the 400-yard IM also a NCAA "B" qualifying time for Zenk.
Sophomore Andrew Maguire also finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:05.07.
Freshman Davin Harding placed fourth in the 200-yard butterfly for the Colonials with a time of 1:51.16 in the last day of competition.
Seniors Lauren Fuchs and Ariana Berdini finished seventh and eighth respectively, in the 200-yard breaststroke. Berdini also set a team record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:04.85.
Sophomore Paola Leor led the record assault for the women, setting two new individual records in the 200 IM (2:05.66) and in the 50 Freestyle (:23.69). She was also part of 3 Record-setting relays: the 200-yard freestyle relay with Jessica Miga, Laura Myers and Katrina Timlin (1:35.93), the 400-yard freestyle relay with Timlin, Myers and Miga (3:31.17) and the 200-yard medley relay with Isabel Tawney, Ariana Berdini and Miga (1:45.05).
Women - Final Team Rankings
1. Richmond 742
2. Fordham 549.5
3. Duquesne 404.5
4. Massachusetts 398.5
5. La Salle 388.5
6. St. Bonaventure 340
7. Xavier 284
8. Saint Louis 197
9. George Washington 190
10.Rhode Island 157
Men - Final Team Rankings
1. Massachusetts 720.5
2. St. Bonaventure 540
3. Duquesne 440.5
4. Fordham 415
5. Xavier 411
6. Saint Louis 314
7. La Salle 313
8. George Washington 307
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