GW Men's Swimming Downs Towson for First Dual Meet Win of 2011-12 Season
Nov. 12, 2011
The Colonials captured a commanding 21 top-three finishes in the meet. Junior Phillip Graeter led all swimmers with an impressive four first-place finishes on the day, including swimming the third leg of the 200-yard medley relay team.
Graeter opened the meet with a first-place finish alongside junior Alex Etz, freshman Garrett Cottingham and senior Marshall Seedorff, as the squad captured first place with a time of 1:36.54. Individually, Grater won the 200-yard butterfly with a season-best time of 1:54.98. The standout junior also won the 200-yard backstroke with a season-best time of 1:54.07 and the 200-yard individual medley in 1:55.22 to notch the top time in the Atlantic 10 this season.
Junior Niklas Glenesk nabbed first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:42.48 to eclipse his top conference time of 1:42.53. He also swam the lead-off leg of the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay alongside teammates Etz, junior Luke Quimby and sophomore Niccolo Wilson, that finished five seconds ahead of
Sophomore Jake Mortensen and Etz claimed first and third, respectively, in the 100-yard backstroke. Mortensen clocked in at 52.80 seconds for top honors and Etz followed in third with a time of 54.09. Cottingham and classmate Adam Rabe took home second and third in the 100-yard breaststroke, with Cottingham finishing in 1:00.17 and Rabe in a close third with a time of 1:00.59.
Seedorff and Quimby claimed the top-two spots in the 50-yard freestyle, as Seedorff won with a time of 21.18 seconds and Quimby followed in a close second with a time of 21.79 seconds.
GW returns to the pool for the Patriot Invitational at George Mason from Thursday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 19.