Men's Swimming & Diving Drops Howard in Dual Opener

Oct. 14, 2017

Full Results

George Washington men's swimming and diving kicked off its dual meet schedule Saturday with a 136-85 win over Howard at Burr Gym Pool.

The Colonials captured all three relays and five different swimmers won individual events in dispatching the host Bison.


  • Youssef Ragab posted a win in the 200-yard freestyle in his GW debut. The freshman from Egypt won at the wall in 1:45.05, edging Howard's Darrin Asphall by seven hundredths of a second. He also finished second in the 100-yard freestyle.
  • Jake Ortiz won the 1-meter diving competition, posting 302.65. He was followed by freshman Nick Tomczyk, who scored 288.15 in his first collegiate meet.
  • Moritz Fath completed the 200-yard individual medley in 1:56.43 to win by more than seven seconds. The sophomore from Germany also swam a leg on GW's winning 400-yard freestyle relay.
  • Max Forstenhaeusler won the 100-yard backstroke in 52.15 seconds and also anchored GW's win in the 200-yard medley relay. Tommi Wolst pulled a similar double with wins in the 100-yard freestyle (47.69 seconds) and 200-yard freestyle relay.
UP NEXT: GW makes its season debut at Charles E. Smith Center Pool next Saturday against Boston College at 2:30 p.m. The Colonials will unveil their 2017 A-10 Championship banner before the meet.

WATCH THIS: Head Coach James Winchester, Peter Nachtwey and Ragab recap the meet.



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