GW Women's Swimming Returns to Action at Rhode Island Invite
Colonials Open 2014 Against Atlantic 10 Competition
Jan. 11, 2014
KINGSTON, R.I. - The George Washington women's swimming team opened the 2014 portion of its schedule on Friday with the first part of the two-day Rhode Island Invitational.
Competing in five events on the first day of competition against Atlantic 10 foes Massachusetts and host URI, GW tallied 10 top-five finishes at the Rams' Aquatics Center.
The 400-yard medley relay team of senior Lindsay Moore, junior Janica Lee, junior Morgan Zebley and senior Sydney Saunders opened the meet with a first-place finish with a time of 3:32.38. Sophomore Hannah Schaefer, senior Remy Neville, freshman Carly Whitmer and senior Sloan Saunders clocked in at 4:03.86 for fourth place in the event.
Senior Caroline Myers and sophomores Madison Reinker and Emma Gaquin took home first, third and fifth, respectively, in the 500-yard freestyle as Myers touched the wall in 5:00.61 followed by Reinker in 5:09.00 and Gaquin in 5:13.28.
In the 200-yard individual medley, rookie Lauren Law (2:10.40) finished in second and Lee (2:11.70) earned third. Sydney Saunders paced the Colonials in the 50 free with a second-place finish in 25.02 seconds.
GW closed the night with second- and fourth-place finishes in the 200 free relay. The squad of Zebley, sophomore Kally Vanderbilt, senior Melissa Fernandez and Sydney Saunders finished in 1:41.35 while Gaquin, Whitmer, senior Taylor Cole and Reinker clocked in at 1:44.06.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. Fans can follow live results throughout the meet by downloading the Meet Mobile app to their smart phones and iPad devices.