Sept. 30, 2011
WASHINGTON - The George Washington men's swimming team finished third at the Potomac Relay Invitational Friday evening, hosted by American University. The Colonials tallied 80 points at the meet, along with several top-five finishes.
George Mason claimed top honors at the event with 94 points, followed by Towson with 88 points. Georgetown finished in fifth with 50 points and Mary Washington finished sixth 22 points. Howard tallied 18 points for seventh place.
The men's 200-yard medley relay, made up of junior Alex Etz, freshman Garrett Cottingham, sophomore Niccolo Wilson and senior Marshall Seedorff, landed first place with a time of 1:37.70. The 'B' team of sophomore Jake Mortensen, freshmen Adam Rabe and Sean Rhinehart and junior Luke Quimby finished in 1:39.52 for a seventh-place finish.
The Colonials landed top honors in the 800-yard freestyle relay with a time of 7:04.17. Juniors Phillip Graeter, Niklas Glenesk and Steve Nelson and sophomore Spencer Neff finished just half of a second ahead of second place Towson.
The 300-yard butterfly relay team of Rhinehart, Wilson and Etz finished sixth in 2:45.84. Less than nine seconds separated the squad from first place George Mason. Mortensen, Etz and Graeter teamed up for a second-place finish in the 300-yard backstroke relay with a time of 2:40.63.
GW finished third in the 300-yard breaststroke relay. Cottingham, freshman Joe Lipworth and Rabe edged George Mason with a time of 3:07.68. In the 500-yard freestyle relay, Wilson, Glenesk, Neff and Graeter landed third, touching the wall in 4:17.79.
The 400-yard medley relay team of Lipworth, Mortensen, junior Zach Peart and Graeter landed second place with a time of 3:42.94, just hundredths of a second behind George Mason. The 1,000-yard freestyle relay duo of Glenesk and Neff finished in fourth with a time of 9:56.16.
Etz, Rhinehart, Wilson and Seedorff teamed up for a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay, clocking in at 1:28.22
The Colonials return to action on Friday, Oct. 14, in a tri-meet with Catholic and American.