GW Men's Swimming Falls to Old Dominion to Close 2012 Action
Cottingham, Graeter, Quimby Pace Colonials on Afternoon
Dec. 1, 2012
NORFOLK, Va. – The George Washington men’s swimming team dropped a 144-109 decision to Old Dominion to wrap the fall portion of its 2012-13 schedule on Saturday afternoon inside J.C. “Scrap” Chandler Pool.
Senior Phillip Graeter earned top honors in the 100-yard backstroke in 52.96 seconds, and junior Jake Mortensen finished in third with a time of 53.80. Graeter then finished in second place in the 200-yard backstroke in 1:55.33, and Mortensen finished in fourth in 1:58.13.
Sophomore Garrett Cottingham won the 100-yard breaststroke when he touched the wall in 59.20 seconds. He then finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:10.66.
Quimby won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.84 seconds and senior Niklas Glenesk finished fourth in 22.34. Quimby and Glenesk then finished second and third in the 100-yard freestyle, as Quimby finished in 48.36 seconds and Glenesk finished in 48.54.
Graeter earned first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:55.98, senior Zach Peart finished in second in 2:03.60, Mortensen in third in 2:03.85 and sophomore Joe Lipworth in fourth in 2:04.15.
The 200-yard medley relay team of Mortensen, Cottingham, freshman Oliver Keegan and Quimby earned a second-place finish with a time of 1:37.51.
Glenesk and freshman Jordan Sharples took home second and third, respectively, in the 1,000-yard freestyle with times of 10:00.30 and 10:07.18. Sharples finished second in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:49.42 and Nelson followed in third in 4:53.54.
Keegan then earned a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle as he clocked in at 1:45.95 and Nelson finished fourth with a time of 1:47.00. Keegan also took home third in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:57.61. Sophomore Sean Rhinehart earned fourth with a time of 1:59.74.
The Colonials return to the pool on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at the two-day Rhode Island Invitational where GW will compete against Atlantic 10 foes La Salle, Massachusetts and host URI.
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