Nov. 15, 2012
Day 1 Results | Patriot Invitational Central | Live Results | Schedule of Events | @GWSwimming
FAIRFAX, Va. - The George Washington women's swimming team sits in fourth place out of 10 teams with a total of 152 points through Day 1 of the 13th annual Patriot Invitational at George Mason's Jim McKay Natatorium.
The three-day annual event begins each day with preliminary heats at 10 a.m., followed by finals at 6 p.m. The Colonials are competing in the 10-team field against the host Patriots, district rivals American and Howard, fellow Atlantic 10 member Richmond, in addition to Ohio, Seton Hall, UMBC, UNC Wilmington and NCAA Division II Shippensburg.
GW opened the afternoon finals with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay. The team of junior Sydney Saunders, sophomore Janica Lee, sophomore Morgan Zebley and junior Sloan Saunders clocked in at 1:36.68, just over a second behind Ohio's first-place finishing team.
Junior Caroline Myers finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with a season-best time of 5:00.57, and rookie Madison Reinker followed Myers in a close third in 1:58.47.
Sophomore Janica Lee took home ninth in the 200-yard individual medley when she clocked in at 2:07.18, less than three seconds behind Richmond's first-place finisher. Colonials' junior Remy Neville followed Lee in 12th place with a time of 2:09.33.
Sloan Saunders finished in 11th place in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.62 seconds, and sister Sydney Saunders finished in 16th in 25.03. The Colonials earned third place in the 400-yard medley relay, comprised of junior Lindsay Moore, Lee, Zebley and Sloan Saunders, with a season-best time of 3:52.21.
Fans can follow the Colonials' progress through the annual meet via live results as well as @GWSwimming on Twitter for periodic updates.