GW Women's Swimming Dominates Final Day of Local Quad-Meet

Senior Caroline Myers led all GW swimmers with three first-place finishes on Saturday.

Oct. 12, 2013


WASHINGTON - George Washington women's swimming tallied seven first-place finishes on Saturday to wrap the two-day quad-meet with local rivals American, Catholic and Loyola at AU's Reeves Aquatic Center.

As a squad GW won all but one event and senior Caroline Myers won three individual races to pace the Colonials throughout the afternoon. The Buff and Blue collected nine first-place finishes and eight second-place finishes throughout the weekend while Myers, rookie Carly Whitmer and junior Janica Lee set four new meet records.

Myers (4:36.77), freshman Lauren Law (4:39.42) and senior Remy Neville (4:43.91) respectively took home first, second and fourth, in the 400-yard individual medley to open the day's action as Myers swam a meet-record time.

The Colonials claimed the top three spots in the 100-yard butterfly, led by Whitmer in first with a meet record time of 57.53 seconds, junior Morgan Zebley in second in 58.63 seconds and classmate Bianca Valencia in third place in 1:00.04. Whitmer also won the 200 fly, setting a meet record in 2:09.03, followed by Law finished in second (2:12.13) and sophomore Hannah Schaefer in fourth (2:14.57).

Myers then won the 200-yard freestyle, clocking in at 1:54.73 while senior Sydney Saunders finished in fourth with a time of 1:58.12 and sophomore Madison Reinker in fifth in 1:59.03.



In the 100-yard breaststroke junior Janica Lee earned a first-place finish in 1:07.55 and sophomore Lauren Steagall touched the wall in 1:08.71 for second place. Neville finished fourth in 1:09.53. Lee also won the 200 breast in a new meet record of 2:24.45 while Steagall took home second in 2:29.97.

Lee swam a 100 free time of 54.82 seconds to earn second place and Sydney Saunders followed in third in 54.86 seconds. Senior Lindsay Moore finished third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.51) and third in the 200 back (2:10.72). 

In the final event of the night Myers took home top honors in the 1,650 free with a time of 17:16.68 and Reinker finished in second in 18:00.21. 

GW welcomes Bucknell on Saturday, Oct. 19 for its home opener. Action at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool is slated for 1 p.m.

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