GW Men's Swimming in Sixth After Day 1 of Patriot Invitational

The GW men's swimming team sits in sixth place following Day 1 of the Patriot Invitational.

Nov. 15, 2012

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FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Washington men’s swimming team sits in sixth place out of eight teams with a combined score of 99.5 points following Day 1 of the 13th annual Patriot Invitational at George Mason’s Jim McKay Natatorium.

The preliminary heats of each event at the three-day meet are set to begin at 10 a.m., followed by finals at 6 p.m. The Colonials are competing in the 10-team field against the host Patriots, district rivals American and Howard, fellow Atlantic 10 member Richmond, as well as Ohio, Seton Hall, UMBC, UNC Wilmington and NCAA Division II Shippensburg.

To open Thursday’s action, senior Phillip Graeter took home third place in the 200-yard individual medley with a season-best time of 1:53.78. Sophomore Joe Lipworth finished in 10th in a season-best 1:56.0.

In the 50-yard freestyle, sophomore Sean Rhinehart clocked in at 21.62 seconds for a 13th-place finish and senior Luke Quimby followed in 16th in 21.91 seconds. Rookie Jordan Sharples took home fourth place in the 500-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 4:37.57.

Fans can follow the Colonials' progress through Day 2 of the annual meet via live results as well as @GWSwimming on Twitter for periodic updates.



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