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GW Men's Swimming Wraps Up Tri-Meet With American and Catholic

The GW men's swimming team posted 24 top-three finishes at the tri-meet with American and Catholic.

The GW men's swimming team posted 24 top-three finishes at the tri-meet with American and Catholic.

Oct. 15, 2011

Friday’s Results | Saturday’s Results

WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s swimming team competed in back-to-back tri-meets this weekend with cross-town foes American and Catholic. The Colonials competed at Catholic on Friday evening, then moved to American on Saturday.

The Colonials finished the weekend with 24 top-three finishes. There was no team scoring over the weekend.

Niklas Glenesk opened the meet with an impressive first-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, clocking in at 4:48.23. Phillip Graeter earned top honors in the 200-yard individual medley when he touched the wall in 1:58.06, almost two full seconds ahead of American’s second-place finisher.

GW swept the top-three spots in the 50-yard freestyle, starting with Marshall Seedorff in first, Luke Quimby in second and Glenesk in third. Seedorff clocked in at 21.67 seconds, followed by Quimby in 22.01 seconds and Glenesk in 22.28 seconds.

Graeter opened action on Saturday with a first-place finish in the 400-yard IM, finishing with a time of 4:09.88. Joe Lipworth finished third in 4:21.83. Sean Rhinehart landed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.83 seconds, and Niccolo Wilson followed in third with a time of 54.08 seconds.

Glenesk picked up his second first-place finish with a 1:42.74 performance in the 200-yard free. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Garrett Cottingham landed second place with a time of 59.17 seconds.



Greater also won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.51. The Colonials swept their second event of the day when Glenesk, Quimby and Wilson finished in 47.55, 48.39 and 48.77 seconds in the 100-yard free.

The Colonials return to the pool on Saturday, Oct. 22 for their first dual meet of the season at Bucknell.

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