Freshman Swimmer David Zenk Wins 200 IM at A-10 Championships
Feb. 16, 2006
BUFFALO, NY - After missing the last two months of the regular season due to injury, George Washington University freshman David Zenk (St. Louis, MO/St. Louis Country Day School) pulled off an upset Thursday by winning the 200-yard individual medley in the second day of competition at the Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Flickinger Center on the campus of Erie Community College.
Zenk earned gold in the event with a time of 1:51.68 and automatically garners all-conference honors for the season.
Junior Daniel Mahoney (Oakland, CA/Bishop O'Dowd) also registered an impressive day for GW, taking second place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:38.22.
Overall, the Massachusetts men and the Richmond women continue to hold the top spot halfway through the competition, as the GW men moved from fifth place to seventh and the women fell from sixth place to ninth.
In the men's championship, Massachusetts leads with 257.5 points. St. Bonaventure is in second with 212 points, La Salle is third with 173 points. Following is Xavier (170.5), Duquesne (156), Fordham (118), George Washington (104), Rhode Island (92) and St. Louis (81).
For the women, Richmond leads with 264 points, while St. Bonaventure's 194 points are good for second. Massachusetts moves into third with 186 points. Following is Xavier (147), St. Louis (135), Duquesne (134), Fordham (124), La Salle (196), George Washington (72) and Rhode Island (58). .
Day three of the four day competition begins Friday at 10:30 a.m. The preliminary events start at 9:15 a.m. with the finals set to begin at 6:30 p.m. .