Phillip Grater Sets New GW Swimming Record at A-10 Championships

Sophomore Jake Mortensen finished eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.03.

Feb. 25, 2012

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Junior Phillip Graeter made his second trip to the podium in as many days as he finished second in the 400-yard individual medley with a new school-record time of 3:52.12 on the third day of the Atlantic 10 Men’s and Women’s Swimming Championships at the Burt Flickinger Aquatic Center on the campus of Erie Community College.

The George Washington men’s team sits in seventh place with a total of 252 points with one day of competition remaining on Saturday.

Graeter led the 400 IM for the majority of the race, but was edged in the final seconds Xavier’s Michael Zennedjian, who touched the wall just .58 seconds before Graeter. The Schwerin, Germany, native’s time surpassed both the GW and A-10 record of 3:52.17 set by David Zenk in 2009, in addition to securing an NCAA B cut time.

In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Niccolo Wilson swam a career-best time of 49.99 seconds for a seventh-place finish. Junior Niklas Glenesk landed fifth place in the 200-yard freestyle with a career-best time of 1:40.35.

Sophomore Jake Mortensen finished eighth in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.03.



The Colonials return to the pool on Saturday morning for the final day of competition. Preliminary trials begin 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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