Myers' Silver Highlights GW Women's Swimming on Day 2 of A-10s
Senior Led Colonials With Second-Place Finish in 500 Free
Feb. 20, 2014
WHO: GW Women’s Swimming
GENEVA, Ohio – Senior Caroline Myers earned a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle to lead the George Washington women’s swimming team on the second day of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute on Thursday evening.
One of just two programs competing without a diving team, GW is in ninth place through two days with a total of 103.5 points.
Myers paced the Colonials on the evening when she picked up silver in the 500 free for the second time in her career, touching the wall with a career-best time of 4:50.46. Sophomore Madison Reinker finished fourth in the B Final of the 500 free and 12th overall with a time of time of 4:57.51.
The Buff and Blue secured a school record-setting performance for the second straight day when the 200 free relay team of senior Sloan Saunders, sophomore Kally Vanderbilt, junior Morgan Zebley and senior Sydney Saunders set a new program mark of 1:35.45 and earned a seventh-place finish.
In the 50 free, Sydney Saunders took home fourth in the B Final and finished 12th overall with a time of 23.98 seconds. Classmate Remy Neville finished sixth in the B Final of the 200-yard individual medley and 14th overall with a career-best time of 2:05.75.
Reigning champion Richmond sits in first place with 236.5 points and Massachusetts is in second with 159 points, followed by Fordham in third (156), George Mason in fourth (150) and La Salle in fifth (145). Duquesne is in sixth place (138.5), Rhode Island is in seventh (129), St. Bonaventure is in eighth (112) and Saint Louis trails GW in 10th (66.5).
The Colonials return to action on Friday morning with the preliminary heats of the 400 IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200 free, 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke.