Men's Swimming & Diving Notches Record-Setting Win

GW unveiled its new A-10 Championship banner before Saturday's victory.
Oct. 21, 2017

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Record-breaking efforts from Jake Ortiz and Peter Nachtwey highlighted George Washington men's swimming and diving's 185-115 win over Boston College on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

First, Ortiz broke his own record on the 1-meter board by posting a score of 330.67. Later, Nachtwey set a new mark on the 3-meter board by scoring 362.62.

GW had plenty to celebrate Saturday. The Colonials unveiled their 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship banner and then won 13 of 16 events to knock off their ACC foe.


  • It was an impressive diving showing for GW. Ortiz and Nachtwey took the top two places on the 1-meter boards before Nachtwey, Nicholas Tomczyk and Ortiz went 1-2-3 in the 3-meter competition. Ortiz bettered his previous best 1-meter score by 5.62 points. Nachtwey topped Ortiz's 3-meter record by 30.42 points.
  • Tommi Wolst paced the GW swimmers in his Smith Center Pool debut with individual wins in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.87), 100-yard butterfly (49.92) and 200-yard individual medley (1:52.60). The Cleveland State transfer also helped the Colonials win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:32.17.
  • Alex Auster showcased his sprinting speed with wins in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races. He also anchored both relay wins, including an exciting finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay to end the meet.
  • Moritz Fath was also a double winner. The sophomore edged teammate Youssef Ragab in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.13 and then finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4:38.96 to win by more than 13 seconds.
  • Gustav Hokfelt (100 back) and Max Forstenhaeusler (100 breast) also picked up wins for the Colonials. Hokfelt had a hand in both relay triumphs, too.
  • GW received its A-10 championship rings at its annual awards banquet on Friday night. Before Saturday's meet, the Colonials held a ceremony to reveal the new conference championship banner, as well as ones recognizing the program's NCAA appearances.

    UP NEXT: GW has next weekend off before welcoming A-10 competitor Davidson to Foggy Bottom on Nov. 4 for a 10 a.m. start.

    WATCH THIS:Head Coach James Winchester, Jake Ortiz, Peter Nachtwey and Tommi Wolst discuss Saturday's victory.



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