GW Women's Swimming Remains in Fourth at Patriot Invitational
Colonials Complete Three-Day Event on Saturday
Nov. 17, 2012
FAIRFAX, Va. – The George Washington women’s swimming remains in fourth place out of 10 teams with a total of 354 points after Day 2 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 with a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, as the squad of junior Lindsay Moore, sophomore Janica Lee, classmate Morgan Zebley and junior Sloan Saunders clocked in at 1:47.06, just over one second behind Richmond’s first-place finishing team.
Junior Caroline Myers took home seventh in the 400-yard individual medley with a season-best time of 4:35.50. Fellow junior Remy Neville finished in ninth place, taking the top spot in the consolation final with a time of 4:34.44, and classmate Emily Kane landed 11th with a career-best mark of 4:36.87.
Zebley claimed a fourth-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly as she touched the wall in 56.27 seconds.
In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Kally Vanderbilt landed fourth with a season-best time of 1:54.51 and junior Melissa Fernandez finished in seventh in 1:57.09. Myers finished 11th overall, third in the consolation final, with a time of 1:55.19.
Lee and freshman Lauren Steagall earned fourth and seventh, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke. Lee clocked in at a season-best 1:05.31 and Steagall followed in 1:06.24. Junior Rachel Johnston finished in 1:07.49 for 14th place.
Moore finished eighth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 59.24 seconds. The 800-yard freestyle relay team of Fernandez, Lee, Vanderbilt and Myers finished in sixth place in 7:45.05, and the team of freshmen Madison Reinker, Hannah Schaefer and Riley LeBlanc and junior Sydney Saunders followed in eighth with a time of 7:48.85.