GW Men's Swimming Impressive on Final Day of Quad-Meet

Junior Goran Koprivnjak paced the Colonials with four first-place finishes on Saturday.

Oct. 12, 2013


WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s swimming team wrapped the final day of a two-day quad-meet with local foes American, Catholic and Loyola with several top performances on Saturday at AU’s Reeves Aquatic Center.

Junior transfer Goran Koprivnjak paced the Colonials with four first-place finishes on the afternoon in addition to setting two new meet records. The Colonials tallied eight first-place finishes throughout the weekend and nabbed eight second-place finishes.

Koprivnjak and rookie Matt McPherson finished in first and second in the 400-yard individual medley as Koprivnjak clocked in at 4:10.28 to win the event and McPherson followed in 4:11.43.

In the 100-yard butterfly Koprivnjak (51.38), sophomore Oliver Keegan (52.99) and freshman Ben Fitch (53.48) took home first, second and fourth, respectively, while Koprivnjak's time was a meet record. Koprivnjak won his third event of the day in the 100-yard freestyle in 47.74 seconds and freshman Bogdan Balteanu finished in third in 48.09 seconds.

Junior Garrett Cottingham took home top honors in the 100-yard breaststroke when he touched the wall in 59.71 seconds, and classmate Adam Rabe finished in second with a time of 1:00.70. Cottingham won his second event in the 200 breast in 2:11.45 while Rabe followed in 2:12.21 for second place.

Sophomore Jordan Sharples won the 200 free with a time of 1:45.58 and Balteanu earned a third-place finish in 1:45.69. The Colonials took home the top four spots in the 200 fly paced by Koprivnjak in first with a meet-record time (1:54.62), Keegan in second (1:54.76), Fitch in third (1:59.29) and McPherson in fourth (1:59.94).



Senior Jake Mortensen finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke (53.73) and third in the 200 back (1:57.76). In the final event of the night senior Spencer Neff finished second in the 1,650 free with a time of 16:47.22.

GW welcomes Bucknell on Saturday, Oct. 19 for its home opener. Action at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool is slated for 1 p.m.

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