GW Men's Swimming Edged by UMBC in Road Dual
Oct. 29, 2011
BALTIMORE, Md. – The George Washington men’s swimming team posted several top-three finishes, including a sweep of three events, but the Colonials ultimately fell to the UMBC Retrievers, 138-112, in a dual meet Saturday afternoon at UMBC Natatorium.
The Colonials swept the top-three spots of the 200-yard breaststroke. Freshman Garrett Cottingham won the event with a time of 2:10.81, classmate Adam Rabe finished second in 2:17.65 and junior Stephan Franke landed third in 2:26.91.
GW also claimed the top-three places in the 500-yard freestyle. Junior Niklas Glenesk earned first place in 4:49.91, junior Steven Nelson finished second in 4:53.98 and sophomore Spencer Neff came in third in 5:00.43.
In the 100-yard butterfly, junior Alex Etz claimed first place with a time of 54.09 seconds, followed by sophomore Niccolo Wilson in second with a time of 57.46 seconds and sophomore Stephen Ross in third in 59.40 seconds.
Cottingham won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:00.02. Senior Marshall Seedorff landed second place in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.79 seconds, just .03 seconds behind UMBC’s top finisher.
Glenesk swam a time of 1:43.44 in the 200-yard freestyle, landing third place. Glenesk also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 48.50 seconds. Junior Phillip Graeter swam a time of 1:56.79 in the 200-yard backstroke for a third-place finish.
GW returns to the pool on Saturday, Nov. 5 with a dual meet at Drexel.