GW Men's Swimming Downed by UMBC, 148-99
Colonials Welcome Drexel on Saturday, Nov. 3
Oct. 27, 2012
WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s swimming team fell to UMBC, 148-99, in its first dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.
The Retrievers won 11 events to remain undefeated this season while the Colonials won three races on the day.
In the 100-yard butterfly, freshman Oliver Keegan earned first in 52.09 seconds and senior Alex Etz finished second in 54.92. Senior Phillip Graeter, junior Jake Mortensen and sophomore Garrett Cottingham took the top three spots in the 200-yard individual medley. Graeter won with a time of 1:57.23, Mortensen finished second in 2:04.24 and Cottingham finished third in 2:08.06.
Sharples and senior Luke Quimby finished second and third, respectively, in the 200-yard freestyle. Sharples clocked in at 1:45.58, followed by Quimby in 1:47.79. In the 100-yard backstroke, Mortensen touched the wall in 53.12 seconds for a second-place finish and Etz came in fourth with a time of 54.69.
Sophomore Adam Rabe finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:00.30 and Cottingham followed in fourth with a time of 1:01.50. Rabe also finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:10.98, and Cottingham finished in fourth in 2:15.04.
Keegan took home second in the 200-yard butterfly when he clocked in at 1:53.25, just .01 seconds behind UMBC’s first-place finisher. Graeter touched the wall in 1:57.65 for a fourth-place finish.
Quimby earned a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.65, half a second behind the Retrievers’ top finisher. Quimby, Nelson and Etz took home places third through fifth in the 100-yard freestyle with less than one second separating the trio. Quimby finished third with a time of 48.72 seconds, followed by Nelson in 49.40 and Etz in 49.42.
Graeter finished second in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:56.77 and Mortensen came in third in 1:57.71.
GW returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 3 when the squad welcomes Drexel to the Smith Center Pool. Action is slated for 1:00 p.m.
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