GW Men's Swimming Records Season-Best Performances at Patriot Invite
Nov. 17, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Washington men’s swimming team remains in sixth place out of eight teams with a combined score of 240.5 points following Day 2 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 scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., followed by finals at 6 p.m. The Colonials are competing in the eight-team field against the host Patriots, district rivals American and Howard, as well as Seton Hall, UMBC, UNC Wilmington and NCAA Division II Shippensburg.
The Colonials opened the afternoon with ninth- and 11th- place finishes in the 200-yard medley relay. The team of junior Jake Mortensen, sophomore Garrett Cottingham, freshman Oliver Keegan and sophomore Sean Rhinehart touched the wall in 1:35.73, and the squad of sophomores Joe Lipworth and Adam Rabe and seniors Phillip Graeter and Luke Quimby finished in 1:38.27.
The 800-yard freestyle relay team of Graeter, Keegan, senior Niklas Glenesk and freshman Jordan Sharples wrapped the evening with a third-place finish with a time of 6:54.40.
Sharples earned a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 1:41.17, and Glenesk took home ninth place in 1:43.68.
In the 100-yard breaststroke, Cottingham finished in seventh in 58.62 seconds, and Graeter took home fifth in the 400-yard individual medley with a season-best time of 4:04.41. Mortensen earned fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a season-best time of 52.06 seconds.