GW Women's Swimming Edged at Drexel, 160-131

Sophomore Emma Gaquin

Nov. 2, 2013


PHILADELPHIA – George Washington women’s swimming was edged, 160-131, by Drexel at Drexel Pool on Saturday afternoon. The Colonials were paced by rookie Lauren Law, sophomore Madison Reinker, junior Morgan Zebley and senior Caroline Myers as all they claimed first-place finishes in individual events throughout the afternoon.

To open the meet, the 400-yard medley relay of senior Lindsay Moore, junior Janica Lee, freshman Carly Whitmer and senior Sydney Saunders finished second with a time of 4:02.81.

Reinker (10:45.93), sophomore Emma Gaquin (10:52.43) and senior Taylor Cole (11:08.00) finished first, second and fourth, respectively, in the 1,000-yard freestyle. Reinker also won the 500 free with a time of 5:11.88 and Gaquin clocked in at 5:21.19 for third place.

Myers won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:08.03 and sophomore Hannah Schaefer clocked in at 2:12.85 for third place, followed by Moore in fourth in 2:12.98. Law took home top honors in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:10.43 and Schaefer earned second in 2:14.87. Law then finished second in the 200 free in 1:56.20 and Myers followed in third in 1:57.35.



Zebley earned a first-place finish in the 100 fly in 57.99 seconds and Whitmer finished second in 58.83 seconds. The Colonials swept the top three spots the 200-yard individual as Law (2:09.45) won her second event of the day, followed by Myers (2:11.09) in second and Lee (2:11.18) in third.

In the 100-yard backstroke, Moore took home third with a time of 1:02.07 and Whitmer came in a close fourth in 1:02.36. Senior Sydney Saunders finished third in the 50 free in 25.15 seconds.

Lee touched the wall in 1:07.68 to earn second in the 100-yard breaststroke while sophomore Lauren Steagall followed in third in 1:09.27 and senior Remy Neville finished fourth in 1:09.74. In the 200 breast, Lee (2:27.02) earned a second-place finish while Neville (2:29.61) claimed third.

The 200 free relay of senior Sloan Saunders, Zebley, Whitmer and Sydney Saunders wrapped the meet with a second-place finish with a time of 1:39.90.

GW returns home to host Towson on Saturday, Nov. 9. Action inside the Charles E. Smith Center Pool is slated for 1 p.m.

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