Glenesk, Seedorff, & Leor Post Top GW Times in Day 2 of A-10s
Feb. 18, 2010
BUFFALO, NY -- In the second day of the 2010 Atlantic 10 Swimming Championships, freshman Niklas Glenesk battled to finish fourth in the 500-yard freestyle in the opening event Thursday for the Colonials. Glenesk, racing in the outside lane, began the final stretch of the event in seventh place. He fought back to post a time of 4:36.57, good for fourth place and the 9th best time in GW program history.
In the very next event of the night, junior Paola Leor kept the excitement up when she finished tied for third in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:04.67. Leor broke her school record (2:05.67) from last season by almost a full second, while collecting her first medal in the event.
Freshman Zach Peart did well in the morning race to make it back in the evening to swim in the 200-yard individual medley. He posted a time of 1:56.70 in the event.
In the 50-yard freestyle, sophomore Marshall Seedorff qualified for the `B' final in the morning by placing tenth. In the evening race, Seedorff left the other swimmers behind. He finished with a time of 20.89, putting him 5th all-time in the GW swimming program in the event.
Leor got in the water for a second time tonight, racing in the 50-yard freestyle. For a second time tonight, she broke her own GW program record. Leor finished in fourth place with a time of 23.58, breaking the record she set just last season by 11 tenths of a second.
By the time the 200-yard freestyle was up, Leor was on fire. She finished with a time of 23.55 in the opening leg of the event, beating her time she just posted in the 50-yard freestyle. Her teammates, sophomore Isabel Tawney and seniors Emily Leik and Katrina Timlin, all posted times in the 24-second range to post an overall time of 1:37.64.
The Championships continue Friday morning with trials at 10:30 a.m. and finals at 6:30 p.m. The Colonials three-time A-10 Rookie Performer of the week Alex Etz, senior captain Andrew Maguire and other GW swimmers will participate in their first individual events of the four-day meet on Friday.