GW Swimming Caps Off A-10 Championship with First-Place Relay
Feb. 26, 2011
BUFFALO, NY- George Washington men's and women's swimming wrapped up the 2011 Atlantic 10 Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in exciting fashion on Saturday evening at the Burt Flickinger Center. The men's squad took fourth of seven teams with 223.5 points, matching the highest finish since the 2004-05 Championships. The women's squad took eighth of 10 teams, netting 218.5 points.
GW head coach Dan Rhinehart was named Co-Atlantic 10 Men's Swimming Coach of the Year at the conclusion of the Conference meet. The last GW coach earning the same honors was Marc Hagen in the 1997-98 season.
The Colonials wrapped up the evening on a high note when the men's squad won the 400-yard freestyle relay. Phillip Graeter, Marshall Seedorff, Alex Etz and Niccolo Wilson worked together to post a time of 3:02.13.
Graeter reached the podium for a fourth time during the Conference meet when he took second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:47.97). Jake Mortensen also took seventh (1:52.25).
Wilson earned a second-place finish in the men's 100-yard freestyle when he touched in at 45.20, .02 shy of GW's record held by David Zenk, while Etz tied for fourth at 45.76.
For the women's squad, freshman Caroline Myers finished in second-place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:43.66.