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.
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