GW 800 Free Relay Shatters School Record on First Day of A-10 Championships
Colonials Surpass 13-Year-Old Mark En Route to Third-Place Finish
Feb. 22, 2012
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The George Washington men’s swimming made a splash on the first day of the Atlantic 10 Championships on Wednesday as the 800-yard freestyle relay team surpassed a 13-year-old school record and landed an NCAA B cut time en route to a third place finish at the Burt Flickinger Aquatics Center on the campus of Erie Community College.
The Colonials currently sit in seventh place with a total of 56 points after two events.
“Everyone did a tremendous job today,” said head coach Dan Rhinehart. “They didn’t let the nerves get to them and they showed a lot of heart. I couldn’t be prouder.”
Juniors Phillip Graeter, Stephen Nelson, Luke Quimby and Niklas Glenesk raced to an impressive third-place finish in the 800 free with a new school time of 6:40.15, erasing the previous mark of 6:43.58 set in 1999. The squad also notched an NCAA B cut qualifying time with the finish.
The Colonials return to the pool on Thursday morning for preliminary trials at 10:30 a.m., followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m. Fans can follow along with all Atlantic 10 Championship action by visiting the Atlantic 10 Championship Central Page to find information on tickets, directions and a visitor’s guide, as well as links to the schedule of events, live video and live stats.
Bolognesi Repeats as All-American on Friday at NCAAs
INDIANAPOLIS - George Washington men's swimming and diving senior Andrea Bolognesi earned All-America status for the second-consecutive season after winning ...
Bolognesi Ready for NCAA Swim & Dive Championships
WASHINGTON - Senior Andrea Bolognesi is set to represent George Washington for the second-consecutive year at the 2017 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving...
Bolognesi Invited to Return to NCAAs
WASHINGTON - George Washington men's swimming and diving senior Andrea Bolognesi has been invited to compete at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships for ...
Diving Wraps NCAA Zone Competition
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - George Washington sophomores Jake Ortiz and Miranda Simon wrapped competition at the 2017 NCAA Zone A Diving Championships on Wednesday.
Colonials Wrap Day 2 of NCAA Zone Diving
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Two George Washington divers completed day two of the NCAA Zone A Championships on Tuesday at host Virginia Tech.
Colonials Complete First Day of NCAA Zone Diving
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Sophomores Jake Ortiz and Miranda Simon completed the first day of competition at the 2017 NCAA Zone A Championships on Monday at host ...
Divers to Compete at NCAA Zone Championships
WASHINGTON - George Washington will send two divers to compete at the 2017 NCAA Zone A Championships from March 6-8 at Virginia Tech's Christiansburg Aquatic...
Men's Swim & Dive Lands Eight on All-Conference Teams
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Eight members of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Champion GW men's swimming and diving team have earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference distinction after...