GW Women's Swimming Snaps Two School Records on Day 1 of A-10 Championships

Sophomore Janica Lee

Feb. 20, 2013

GENEVA, Ohio - The George Washington women's swimming team opened the Atlantic 10 Championships on a high note on Wednesday evening as the squad set two new school records in the 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays.

The Colonials sit in seventh place with a total of 50 points through two events. Massachusetts is in first with 155 points after claiming the top four places in the one-meter dive, and reigning A-10 champion Richmond is second with 101 points. La Salle (86) sits in third place, followed by Fordham (66) in fourth, St. Bonaventure (56) in fifth and Xavier (54) in sixth. Following GW is Duquesne (36) in eighth, Rhode Island (33) in ninth, conference newcomer Butler (28) in 10th and Saint Louis (26) in 11th.

In the first event of the night, the 200-yard medley relay team of junior Lindsay Moore, sophomore Janica Lee, classmate Morgan Zebley and junior Sloan Saunders finished in sixth place and set a new school record with a time of 1:44.14. The quartet erased the previous mark of 1:45.05 that was set in 2009.

The Buff and Blue then shattered its second record in as many events in the 800-yard freestyle relay. Juniors Sydney Saunders and Melissa Fernandez, freshman Kally Vanderbilt and junior Caroline Myers touched the wall in a record time of 7:32.59 for a seventh-place finish. Myers was a member of the previous record-holding 800 free relay that set the mark of 7:34.01 in 2011.

The A-10 Championships resume on Thursday morning with the preliminary events beginning at 10:30 a.m. and finals following at 6:30 p.m.



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