GW Swimming to Host Georgetown Saturday in Final Home Meet

The GW men's and women's swimming teams host Georgetown on Saturday for their final home meet of the season. The meet will also serve as Senior Day for the Colonials.

Jan. 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The George Washington men’s and women’s swimming teams will host district rival Georgetown on Saturday in their final home meet of the regular season. The Colonials will honor their three seniors – Sameera Al Bitar, Carolyn Mehrtens and Marshall Seedorff – prior to the 11 a.m. meet.

GW is coming off its first meet in over a month at the Rhode Island Invitational with fellow Atlantic 10 foes La Salle and Massachusetts last weekend. The men’s team finished second at the invitational while the women’s team took home fourth.

Junior Niklas Glenesk paced the Colonials by claiming top honors in the 200-, 500- and 1,000-yard freestyle events to help GW to a second-place finish. For his efforts the Austin, Texas, native was named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week on Tuesday.

Sophomore Caroline Myers led the Colonials’ women’s squad by recording three first-place finishes as well. Myers won the 500 free and the 1,000 free, in addition to the 400-yard individual medley. She was also a member of the third-place finishing 400 free relay and fourth-place finishing 200 free relay.

Georgetown recently competed at the James Madison Quad Meet. The women’s side defeated nearby American and VMI, and fell to host JMU. The men’s team defeated VMI, but was defeated by AU.

Fans that attend Saturday’s senior day meet will receive Buff and Blue pompoms and will have the opportunity to take their picture with GW’s George mascot.



After hosting Georgetown on Saturday, GW competes in a dual meet at George Mason on Jan. 28 before heading to the Atlantic 10 Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., from Feb. 22-25.

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