GW Women's Swimming Falls, 162.5 - 123.5, at George Mason

Junior Janica Lee

Feb. 1, 2014


FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Washington women’s swimming team fell at Atlantic 10 newcomer George Mason, 162.5 - 123.5, to wrap dual-meet action on Saturday afternoon at the Patriot’s Jim McKay Natatorium. 

The Colonials won five events, paced by seniors Caroline Myers and Remy Neville and juniors Janica Lee and Morgan Zebley.

Myers won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:16.57, 10.86 seconds ahead of Mason’s second-place finisher. Sophomores Madison Reinker (10:28.22) and Emma Gaquin (10:39.03) finished in third and fourth in the 1,000 free, respectively. Neville earned first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.90 and Lee came in second in 1:07.13.

Lee then clocked in at 2:23.79 for a first-place finish in the 200 breast and Neville followed in third in 2:24.43. Myers picked up her second victory of the afternoon when she won the 500 free with a time of 5:02.13 and Reinker finished in second in 5:12.23.

Junior Morgan Zebley earned the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.41 seconds, and Myers and Law took home second and third in the 200 free in 1:53.70 and 1:55.60. The trio of freshman Lauren Law (2:09.69), Lee (2:11.50), Neville (2:11.64) and sophomore Hannah Schaefer (2:14.17) respectively finished second through fifth in the 200-yard individual medley.



In the 200 fly, rookie Carly Whitmer finished second (2:07.17) while Law finished in fourth (2:12.58). Senior Sydney Saunders touched the wall in 24.93 seconds in the 50 free to finish in third place, while Sloan Saunders tied for fourth in 24.97 seconds. Sydney Saunders then finished second in the 100 free in 53.22 seconds and Sloan Saunders took home fourth in 54.19 seconds.

The Colonials wrapped the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay as Sloan Saunders, Whitmer, Zebley and Sydney Saunders finished with a time of 1:39.18.

GW returns to action in two-and-a-half weeks at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event will run from Wednesday, Feb. 18 – Saturday, Feb. 22, at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio and will feature 11 women’s programs.


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