Cottingham Paces GW Men's Swimming on Day 2 of Patriot Invite
Colonials in Fourth Place Heading into Final Day of Competition
Nov. 22, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va. – Junior Garrett Cottingham won the 100-yard breaststroke in a season-best time to pace the George Washington men’s swimming team on Day 2 of the Patriot Invitational at Atlantic 10 newcomer George Mason on Friday evening.
GW is in fourth place with 342 points following two days of the three-day event at the Patriots’ Jim McKay Natatorium in the Aquatics and Fitness Center.
Cottingham was the Colonials’ top finisher of the night as he took home top honors in the 100-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 57.39 seconds.
Junior Goran Koprivnjak earned a third-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley with a season-best time of 4:02.93, while freshman Matt McPherson finished seventh in a season-low time of 4:08.24. Senior Jake Mortensen claimed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a season-best time of 51.27 seconds.
In the 200-yard freestyle, sophomore Jordan Sharples and freshman Liam Huffman earned fifth and sixth, respectively, with times of 1:41.67 and 1:43.06.
The 200 medley relay of Mortensen, Cottingham, Keegan and Balteanu finished sixth in 1:34.97. The Colonials wrapped the night with a third-place finish in the 800 free relay as Koprivnjak, Huffman, Sharples and Balteanu clocked in at 6:49.99.
Host George Mason is in first with 691 points followed by UNC-Wilmington in second with 638 points and UMBC in third with 523. Behind GW are Seton Hall in fifth (257), American in sixth (196), NCAA Division II Shippensburg in seventh (91) and Howard in eighth (26).
GW closes the third and final day of the Patriot Invitational on Saturday, beginning with the preliminary heats of the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast and 100 fly at 10 a.m., followed by the 1,650 free finals.
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