Two More GW Records Fall in Third Day of A-10 Championships
Feb. 25, 2011
BUFFALO, NY- The George Washington men's and women's swimming teams broke two more records and earned a second-place finish on the third day of the 2011 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships. Currently, the men's squad is sitting fourth with 281 points, while the women's squad is ninth with 154.5 points.
Sophomore Phillip Graeter earned his second podium visit of the Championship meet when he touched in at 3:54.45 for the second-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley. His time also made the NCAA "B" cut.
Freshman Caroline Myers posted a time of 4:28.85 in the 400-yard individual medley, breaking GW's program record previously held by Jocelyn Finch.
Senior Paola Leor broke GW's record in the 100-yard butterfly in the morning preliminary session. Leor posted a time of 55.02, 1.12 seconds faster than Ruth Dubyel's 2003 time of 56.14.
The men's squad earned team points in the 100-yard butterfly with Etz's top of the B-Finals finish (50.12) and Niccolo Wilson's finish in 13th (50.71).
Freshman Racheel Johnston took 11th in the 100-yard breaststroke when she touched in at 1:07.17. Lindsay Moore finished ninth in the 100-yard backstroked with a time of 57.21. Moore and Johnston teamed up with Sarah Beggs and Sydney Saunders for a ninth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (3:58.00).
The men's squad got an eight-place finish from Stephen Nelson in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.25) and a fifth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay by Mortensen, Graeter, Etz and Wilson (3:24.73).
The final day of competition is Saturday with preliminaries beginning at 10:30 a.m. and finals beginning at 6:30 p.m.