GW Women's Swimming Downed, 184.5-76.5, by Towson

Nov. 9, 2013


WASHINGTON – George Washington women’s swimming dropped a 184.5-76.5 decision to Towson on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

Junior Janica Lee and senior Caroline Myers paced the Colonials on the afternoon against the Tigers. Lee posted GW’s lone victory, while Myers tallied four second-place finishes.

Lee won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.79 and sophomore Lauren Steagall followed in third, clocking in at 1:09.56. Competing in back-to-back events, Myers finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:17.12, then took home second place in the 200 free in 1:57.99. The Oldsmar, Fla., product earned her third second-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 5:04.94.

In the 200 breast, Lee finished second when she clocked in at 2:25.31 and Steagall earned third in 2:30.09. Freshman Lauren Law earned a second-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:11.47.

Senior Lindsay Moore took home second in the 100-yard backstroke as she touched the wall in 1:01.61. Sophomore Hannah Schaefer finished third in the 200 back in 2:10.61 and Moore earned a fourth-place finish in 2:12.41.



Seniors Sydney Saunders (24.85) and Sloan Saunders (24.97) took home second and third, respectively, in the 50 free. Sloan Saunders then finished fourth in the 100 free in 53.54 seconds while Sydney Saunders clocked in at 54.24 seconds for fifth and senior Melissa Fernandez finished sixth in 55.49 seconds.

In the 200-yard butterfly, rookie Carly Whitmer finished third (2:09.25) and Law finished in fifth place (2:16.73). Junior Morgan Zebley touched the wall in 58.69 seconds for a third-place finish in the 100 fly while Whitmer finished fourth in 58.97 seconds. 

The women’s 400 free relays took home second and third places to wrap the meet. The team of Sloan Saunders, Myers, Fernandez and Sydney Saunders finished second in 3:38.05 while sophomore Madison Reinker, Whitmer, sophomore Kally Vanderbilt and Law earned third with a time of 3:41.29.

GW returns to the pool for its final meet of 2013 at the Patriot Invitational. The three-day event at nearby George Mason begins on Thursday, Nov. 21.

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