GW Men's Swimming Makes Three Trips to Podium on Final Day of A-10s
Keegan, Koprivnjak, Rabe Medal to Pace GW Men's Swimming
Feb. 23, 2014
GENEVA, Ohio – George Washington landed three swimmers on the podium to highlight the final night of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute on Saturday.
Rabe earned silver in the 200-yard breaststroke when he touched the wall in a career-best time of 1:59.35 to snap a 13-year-old school record and post an NCAA ‘B’ cut time.
Koprivnjak and Keegan then earned second and third, respectively, in the 200-yard butterfly. Koprivnjak set a new GW record with a time of 1:48.12 for silver and Keegan followed in 1:48.65 for bronze. Rookie Ben Fitch finished third in the B Final for 11th place overall in 1:51.05.
Freshman Liam Huffman finished seventh in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:51.35 and senior Spencer Neff took home ninth in 15:53.77. Senior Jake Mortensen finished eighth in the 200-yard backstroke when he clocked in at 1:49.65.
In the B Final of the 100-yard freestyle, freshman Bogdan Balteanu finished fifth, good for 13th overall, in 45.96 seconds. The 400 free relay team of Koprivnjak, Rabe, Fitch and Balteanu finished fifth with a time of 3:02.61.
St. Bonaventure won the team title with 718 points followed by Massachusetts (624) in second, George Mason (591) in third, La Salle (403) in fourth and Saint Louis (385) in fifth. Fordham followed GW in seventh with 284 points.
Immediately following one of the most important swims of his life, Gustav Hokfelt knew he'd accomplished his goal.
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