GW Women's Swimming Leads Tri-Meet With American and Catholic

The GW women's swimming team posted 27 top-three finishes in its tri-meet with American and Catholic.

Oct. 15, 2011

Friday’s Results | Saturday’s Results

WASHINGTON – The George Washington women’s swimming team competed in back-to-back tri-meets this weekend with cross-town foes American and Catholic. The Colonials competed at Catholic on Friday evening, then moved to American on Saturday.

On the weekend, the women’s squad boasted a meet-high 27 top-three finishes. There was no team scoring at the meet.

Caroline Myers and Taylor Cole kicked off action on Friday, finishing first and second, respectively, in the 500-yard freestyle. Myers clocked in at 5:12.11, while Cole followed in 5:23.05.

In the 200-yard individual medley, Janica Lee claimed top honors with a 2:13.47 finish, and Bianca Valencia touched the wall in 2:17.43 for third place. Sydney Saunders won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.97 seconds, and Morgan Zebley followed in third less than one second later, finishing in 25.36 seconds.

On Saturday, Remy Neville opened the day with a second-place finish in the 400-yard IM, finishing with a time of 4:51.47. Zebley and Valencia took home the top-two spots in the 100-yard butterfly. Zebley finished the race in 57.79 seconds and Valencia clocked in at 58.84 seconds.



GW swept the top-three spots in the 200-yard free, with Myers finishing in 1:57.89, Melissa Fernandez clocking in at 1:59.14 and Sydney Saunders in 2:00.42. Lee earned her second first-place finish with a 1:07.48 performance in the 100-yard breaststroke, followed by Rachael Johnston in second with a time of 1:10.51.

The Colonials took the top-three spots for the second time in the 100-yard backstroke. Lindsay Moore and Zebley both finished in 1:00.71 and Myers touched the wall in 1:01.16. Moore also nabbed first in the 200-yard back, clocking in at 2:11.82.

Sydney Saunders and Fernandez took home first and second, respectively, in the 100-yard free with times of 54.04 and 54.77 seconds. Lee then claimed first in the 200-yard breast in 2:27.20, and Valencia finished first in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:10.92.

Myers won the 1,650-yard free with a time of 18:17.80, and Erica Becker followed in 18:27.80 for second place. Spencer Neff landed first in the 1,650-yard free with a time of 17:01.39.

The Colonials return to the pool on Saturday, Oct. 22 for their first dual meet of the season at Bucknell.

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