GW Women's Swimming in Fifth After Day 2 of A-10 Championships
Junior Caroline Myers Leads Colonials with Fourth-Place Finish in 500 Free
Feb. 22, 2013
The George Washington women's swimming team sits in fifth place with a total of 99 points through two days and eight events of the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Spire Institute.
Defending conference champion Richmond leads all teams with 298 points, followed by Massachusetts (216) in second, Fordham (183.5) in third and La Salle (176) in fourth. Trailing the Colonials is Duquesne (86.5) in sixth, Xavier (85) in seventh and Rhode Island (84) in eighth. Rounding out the pack is St. Bonaventure (78) in ninth, Saint Louis (76) in 10th and Butler (42) in 11th.
"We had some excellent swims tonight and I couldn't be prouder," said head coach Dan Rhinehart. "We've put ourselves in a good position to climb the standings, and we're going to go out with all we have on Friday morning."
In the 500-yard freestyle, junior Caroline Myers took home fourth place with a season-best time of 4:54.43. Competing in her first career A-10 Championships, freshman Madison Reinker finished third in the B Final of the 500 free, good for 11th overall, with a career-best time of 4:57.15.
Junior Sydney Saunders touched the wall in 23.94 seconds in the 50 free to earn a third-place finish in the B Final and an 11th-place finish overall. Saunders' set a career-best mark of 23.87 seconds in the preliminary heat of the 50 free earlier in the day.
The 200 free relay team of junior Sloan Saunders, classmate Lindsay Moore, freshman Kally Vanderbilt and Sydney Saunders finished in eighth place with a time of 1:36.15, .22 seconds shy of the school record set in 2011.
Action at the Spire Institute continues on Friday with the preliminary events beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed by the finals at 6:30 p.m.
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