Women's Swimming & Diving Holds Steady at Magnus Cup

Andrea Ho placed 13th in the 100-yard backstroke on Saturday.
Nov. 18, 2017

Saturday's Results

CLEVELAND - George Washington women's swimming and diving held steady in fifth place Saturday at the Magnus Cup Invitational, boosted by standout swims from Emily Zhang and Gemma Atherley.

Zhang placed fifth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:28.14) at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium, while Atherley made the A final in the 200-yard freestyle and finished 10th (1:54.05). Both of them also swam legs on GW's fourth-place 800-yard freestyle relay team.

The Colonials have registered 249 points to earn a place firmly in the top half of the 15-team field. They continue to chase Akron, Duquesne, Cleveland State and Xavier, heading into the final day of competition.


  • GW's young divers made an impact again Saturday. Freshman Rachel Dickinson posted 235.95 points in the 3-meter competition to place sixth. She was followed by freshman Gabriella Arendes (seventh) and sophomore Gillian Chowske (ninth).
  • Zhang and Atherley were joined in the 800 free relay by Selin Ozturk and Abigail Fusco. That group touched in 7:34.50 to post GW's best relay finish of the day.
  • Jackie Torrez and Andrea Ho both qualified for B finals as individuals. Torrez placed 15th in the 400 IM, while Ho got 13th in the 100-yard backstroke.
UP NEXT: The Magnus Cup Invitational concludes Sunday with a round of preliminary races, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by finals, which start at 3 p.m.

WATCH THIS: Head Coach Coach James Winchester discusses Saturday at the Magnus Cup Invitational.



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