GW Women's Swimming Edged by Bucknell, 140-122, in Home Opener

Junior Janica Lee

Oct. 19, 2013

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WASHINGTON – George Washington women’s swimming was edged by Bucknell, 140-122, on Saturday afternoon in the Colonials’ home opener at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool. 

The Buff and Blue won seven events on the afternoon and were paced by senior Caroline Myers and rookie Carly Whitmer as the pair won two events each.

The 200-yard medley relay team of senior Lindsay Moore, sophomore Lauren Steagall, junior Morgan Zebley and senior Sydney Saunders opened the meet with a win with a time of 1:50.12. Myers then won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:21.39, followed by sophomore Madison Reinker in third with a time of 10:42.24. Myers also earned a first-place finish in the 500 free in 5:05.85.

Competing in her first collegiate dual meet, Whitmer earned top honors in the 200-yard butterfly in 2:06.60, and claimed first in the 100 fly in 57.97 seconds. Zebley finished third in the 100 fly with a time of 58.84 seconds.

Sydney Saunders won the 50 free when she touched the wall in 24.63 seconds. She then finished second in the 100 free in 53.94 while Sloan Saunders claimed third in 54.04. Junior Janica Lee won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.37 and senior Remy Neville clocked in at 2:29.61 for second place.

Myers finished second in the 200 free in 1:55.41, just .07 seconds shy of first place, and rookie Lauren Law came in third in 1:57.74 while Reinker finished fourth in 1:58.59. The Colonials took home second through fourth places in the 100 breast, led by Lee (1:07.72) and followed by Steagall (1:08.97) and Neville (1:09.30).

The 400 free relay teams closed the afternoon with second- and third-place finishes. The squad of Sloan Saunders, Myers, Lee and Sydney Saunders finished in 3:36.22 and the team of Law, sophomore Emma Gaquin, senior Melissa Fernandez and sophomore Kally Vanderbilt touched the wall in 3:42.07.

GW hits the road for Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 26 for its second dual meet of the season. Action at UMBC is slated for 1 p.m.



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