Women's Swimming Sees Lifetime Bests Broken in Day two of Patriot Invitational
Nov. 21, 2009
FAIRFAX, VA - The George Washington men's and women's swimming team saw a renewed energy in the second day of the Patriot Invitational hosted by George Mason University Saturday.
The night session began with the 200-yard medley relay. The women's relay team of Emily Leik (29.50), Katrina Timlin (30.73), Sarah Beggs (26.62) and Paola Leor (23.83) finished seventh of 16 relay teams with a time of 1:50.68, almost a full five seconds faster than the team's preliminary time of 1:55.22.
Beggs came up with a seventh place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.05, a mere .54 hundredths of a second off her lifetime best of 57.51 swam at the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championships. Beggs broke her lifetime best in the 100-yard backstroke by .07 hundredths of a second with at time of 1:00.51.
Leik posted a time of 1:01.02, finishing 19th of 43 in the 100-yard backstroke.
Timlin posted the highest finished for the Colonial women's swim team of the night at fifth place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.00. Fellow senior Jennifer Cohn took 11th with a time of 1:08.18.
For the Men's squad, freshman Stephan Franke finished the 400-yard individual medley at 4:15.72, finishing strong with a last split time of 27.39.
In the 200-yard freestyle. freshmen Niklas Glenesk and Steven Nelson finished 11th and 21st respectively of 24 swimmers in the three night finals flights. Glenesk posted a time of 1:44.61 while Nelson posted 1:46.70
Freshman teammate Paolo De Luca is still shaving time from his 100-yard breaststroke, finishing 21st with 1:00.92, still four seconds off his lifetime best of 56.38 posted in high school.
Day two concluded with the men's 800-yard freestyle relay, which saw Nelson, Franke, Luke Quimby and Glenesk take 8th place with a time of 7:06.57.
Day three of the 2009 Patriot Invitational starts with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.