GW Men's Swimming Edged by Drexel, 136-124
Colonials Head to Towson on Saturday, Nov. 10
Nov. 3, 2012
WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s swimming team dropped a 136-124 decision to Drexel on Saturday afternoon inside Smith Center Pool.
The Colonials were led by senior Luke Quimby, who claimed first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay, in addition to earning third in the 100-yard freestyle and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle.
Freshman Oliver Keegan won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.65 and senior Phillip Graeter clocked in at 1:57.40 for a third-place finish. Keegan finished second in the 100-yard butterfly in 52.19 seconds and sophomore Sean Rhinehart finished in a close fourth in 52.93.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Quimby took home top honors in 21.64 seconds. Freshman Nicolas Aramburu finished in third in 21.98 seconds and senior Alex Etz finish fifth with a time of 22.75. Graeter then won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:57.37 and Mortensen finished in 2:02.37 to finish in fourth.
Senior Stephen Nelson and junior Spencer Neff finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Nelson clocked in at 10:08.66, four seconds behind Drexel’s top finisher, and Neff followed in 10:20.16.
The Colonials took home first, second and fourth in the 200-yard freestyle event. Senior Niklas Glenesk and freshman Jordan Sharples finished neck and neck, with Glenesk taking home first with a time of 1:43.44 and Sharples in second in 1:43.91. Quimby finished in fourth with a time of 1:45.57. In the 500-yard freestyle, Sharples earned second with a time of 4:54.02 and Nelson finished third in 4:56.66.
Junior Jake Mortensen earned second place in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.90 seconds and senior Alex Etz followed in third with a time of 54.34. Senior Zach Peart clocked in at 56.20 seconds for a fifth-place finish.
In the 100-yard breaststroke sophomore Adam Rabe took home second place in 59.93 seconds, .31 seconds behind the Dragons’ first-place finisher. Classmate Garrett Cottingham finished in fourth in 1:00.14. Rabe and Cottingham finished in second and fourth again in the 200-yard breaststroke with times of 2:11.40 and 2:12.64, respectively.
Graeter took home second in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:55.87 and Mortensen earned third, .19 seconds later in 1:56.06. Quimby finished third in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.14 seconds, and Glenesk finished in fourth in 48.31 followed by Rhinehart in fifth in 48.73.
The Colonials closed the meet with a first-place finish in the 400 free relay. Nelson swam the lead leg followed by Rhinehart, Glenesk and Quimby, as the squad clocked in at 3:11.27.
GW returns to the pool on Saturday, Nov. 10 when the Colonials travel to nearby Towson. Action inside the Tigers’ Burdick Pool is slated for 1 p.m.
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