Swimming & Diving Plays Host To Army on Senior Day
Jan. 24, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC - The George Washington University men's and women's swimming & diving teams will host Army, Friday, January 25, at Charles E. Smith Athletic Center. The diving portion of the meet will begin at 1:00 p.m. while swimming will begin at 3:00 p.m.
The Colonials are coming off a sweep of crosstown rival Georgetown and were highlighted by eight victories by both the men's and women's teams. Freshmen Andrew Maguire (200-yard butterfly and breaststroke), Paola Leor (100 and 200-yard freestlye), Sarah Landry (1 and 3-meter diving) and Dan Thomann (1 and 3-meter diving) each captured two victories, as did junior David Zenk (400-yard IM and 500-yard freestyle). Freshman Konrad Kopczynski (100-yard freestyle), sophomores Emily Leik (200-yard backstroke) and Cissey Ye (1,000-yard freestyle) and junior Ariana Berdini (200-yard breaststroke) also won events.
Army's men are currently ranked in the CollegeSwimming.com mid-major poll at 14 and are led by Jake Mentele. Mentele won six events in two days against Bucknell and Lehigh including the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke twice, as well as the 200-yard IM and 400-yard medley relay. Diver Greg Sievers just recently set the Academy record in the 1 and 3-meter diving events. Both Sievers and Mentele received ECAC weekly honors for their efforts.
Lindsey Adao also recieved ECAC annals last week after breaking the Academy record in the 1-meter dive and setting a new personal-best in the 3-meter dive.
Following the meet with Army, the Colonials will travel to George Mason Saturday, Feb. 2 to take on the Patriots in their final tuneup before the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 20-23 in Buffalo, NY).