GW Women's Swimming Falls to Bucknell, 169-124

The GW women's swimming team fell to Bucknell, 169-124, in its first dual meet of the 2011-12 season.

Oct. 22, 2011

LEWISBURG, Pa. – The George Washington women’s swimming team boasted eight first-place finishes but was ultimately defeated by Bucknell, 169-124, Saturday afternoon in the Colonials’ first dual meet of the 2011-12 season.

Freshman Janica Lee led the way for the Colonials with three first-place finishes. Lee swam the second leg of the 200-yard medley relay, consisting of Morgan Zebley, Bianca Valencia and Sydney Saunders, that finished in 1:49.74. She also claimed top honors in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.86, and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.18.

Sophomore Caroline Myers picked up her first win of the day with a 10:16.59 first-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Myers also landed first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:03.29, five seconds ahead of Bucknell’s second-place finisher.

Sophomore Lindsay Moore finished first in the 100-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 1:00.99. Moore also took home second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:09.69.

Zebley, a freshman, clocked in at 57.84 seconds for a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly. Classmate Valencia, a freshman, landed second place with a 200-yard butterfly time of 2:09.30.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Sydney Saunders, Sloan Saunders, Zebley and Melissa Fernandez finished first with a time of 3:34.93.



GW returns to the pool  Saturday, Oct. 29, at UMBC. Action is slated for 1 p.m.

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