GW Women's Swimming Takes Second at Patriot Invite to Wrap 2013
Neville, Whitmer Snap School Records to Lead Colonials on Final Day of Event
Nov. 23, 2013
FAIRFAX, Va. - The George Washington women's swimming team wrapped the third and final day of George Mason's Patriot Invitational on Saturday with a second-place finish and two new school records in the books to wrap the 2013 portion of its schedule.
The Colonials tallied a total of 762 points over the course of the three-day event at the Patriots' Jim McKay Natatorium and Aquatics and Fitness Center. Senior Remy Neville and freshman Carly Whitmer snapped a pair of school records on Saturday afternoon to help pace the Colonials to a second-place finish.
Neville set a new school mark in the 200-yard breaststroke when she clocked in at 2:20.06, erasing a 21-year-old record set by Tuba Guvelioglu in 1992. Junior Janica Lee finished eighth in the 200 breast with a season-best time of2:22.75.
Whitmer then snapped the 200-yard butterfly record for the second time on Saturday when she won the event in 2:02.49. The rookie originally set a new school mark of 2:03.40 in the preliminary heat on Saturday morning, surpassing Ruth Dubyel's time of 2:05.31 from 2003, then re-set the record in the finals.
Senior Caroline Myers opened the day with a win the 1,650-yard freestyle in16:47.61, and her time was just 1.37 seconds shy of the Patriot Invitational meet record. Sophomore Madison Reinker followed in third with a time of17:21.31 and classmate Emma Gaquin earned fifth in 17:27.73.
Senior Lindsay Moore took home second in the 200-yard backstroke in a season-fastest 2:02.54 while Myers finished sixth (2:04.89) and sophomore Hannah Schaefer finished eighth (2:09.86). In the 100 free, senior Sydney Saunders earned fourth place in a season-best time of 51.99 seconds and Sloan Saunders finished in sixth in a season-best 52.32.
GW returns to the pool in 2014 following its annual winter break training trip to Puerto Rico. The Buff and Blue kick off the New Year on Jan. 10 at the two-day Rhode Island Invitational in Kingston, R.I.
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