GW Women's Swimming Dominates Day One of American-Catholic Tri-Meet
Colonials Lead with 66 Points Through Three Events
Oct. 12, 2012
WASHINGTON – The George Washington women’s swimming team claimed top three finishes in all three events on Day 1 of the American-Catholic tri-meet at AU’s Reeves Aquatic Center on Friday.
The Colonials sit in first place with a total of 66 points, followed by Catholic in second with seven points and host American in third with five.
GW swept the top three spots in the 500-yard freestyle with junior Caroline Myers taking home first in 5:09.52. Freshman Madison Reinker earned second with a time of 5:14.14 and classmate Kally Vanderbilt finished third in 5:22.04.
In the 200-yard individual medley the Colonials landed five of the top six finishes. Sophomore Janica Lee garnered first when she touched the wall in 2:14.01 and freshman Hannah Schaefer followed in a close second with a time of 2:15.91. Junior Emily Kane took home third in 2:16.12, classmate Remy Neville earned fifth with a time of 2:17.64 and rookie Lauren Steagall earned sixth in 2:19.18.
GW earned the top three places in the final event of the night in the 50-yard freestyle with less than one second separating the Colonials’ finishers. Junior Sloan Saunders took home top honors with a time of 24.86 seconds, followed by junior Sydney Saunders in second in 25.00 and Lee in third in 25.37.
The Colonials return to action inside American’s Reeves Aquatic Center on Saturday morning.