GW Women's Swimming Opens Season with Four First-Place Finishes
Colonials Take Home Four Relay Victories in Season Opener
Sept. 29, 2012
WASHINGTON - The George Washington women's swimming team opened the 2012-13 season on Friday at the Potomac Relays at American University's Reeves Aquatic Center.
Competing against local foes George Mason, Georgetown, Mary Washington, Mount St. Mary's and host American, the Colonials garnered four first-place finishes out of eight relay events.
GW opened the day with a 200-yard freestyle relay victory. The team of freshman Kally Vanderbilt, sophomore Janica Lee and juniors Sloan Saunders and Sydney Saunders clocked in at 1:40.02 for the victory. The Colonials then won the 500-yard freestyle relay, made up of freshman Riley LeBlanc, junior Melissa Fernandez, Sloan Saunders and Sydney Saunders, with a time of 4:43.99.
The duo of junior Caroline Myers and LeBlanc won the 1,000-yard freestyle relay in 10:22.77, and the trio of freshman Lauren Steagall, junior Rachel Johnston and Lee took home top honors in the 300-yard breaststroke relay in 3:25.45.
The 800-yard freestyle relay team of Lee, Vanderbilt, freshman Hannah Schaefer and Myers finished in second with a time of 7:55.60, just .18 seconds behind Georgetown's first-place team. Touching the wall in 4:13.48, the 400-yard medley relay of Lee, juniors Emily Kane and Remy Neville and Schaefer finished in third.
The Colonials return to the pool on Friday, Oct. 12 for a two-day tri-meet with District rivals American and Catholic.
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