WASHINGTON – GW Swimming and Diving returned to competition in good form on Saturday, earning a streak of crosstown foe Georgetown at McCarthy Pool in its first double encounter of 2022.
Connor Rodgers won three individual races for the men vs. to lead the Hoyas, while Moriah Freitas, Erin McCarthy, Becca Brown, Julia Knox and Jamie Doak took two events each to accelerate the women into victory.
In all, the Buff and Blue claimed 23 of the 32 events on the day, including all four contested relays.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR WOMEN
– Brown led a strong effort from GW’s sprinters. The junior from Mohnton, Pennsylvania won the 50 free (:23.92) followed by teammates Chloe Hernandez, Grace Olivardia and Rebecca Smolcic. She went 1-2 with Hernandez in the 100 free with a winning time of 52.26 seconds.
– Knox won the 200 free in 1:52.89, just ahead of teammates Molly Smyers and Olivardia, and the rookie from Craigavon, Northern Ireland also won in the 200 IM in 2:05.35.
– McCarthy took victories in both distance races. The senior from Minnetonka, Minn., Sharpness teammate Andrea Moussier to clear the 1,000 in 10:20.23 and then also clear the 500 in 5:03.90.
– Doak and Dara Reyblat took the first two places in both diving events. Doak achieved a season best score of 282.98 on the 3 meter board and a winning score of 246.98 on 1 meter.
– Freitas caught both the 100 flies (:56.50) and the 200 flies (2:04.96).
– Stine Omdahl Petersen also took a win, hitting first in the 200 chest in 2:20.11.
– In addition to leading GW in both backstroke races, Marlee Rickert had a hand in both relay victories. She teamed up with Petersen, Hernandez and Smolcic to a narrow victory in the 200 medley relay (1:46.38) and closed the game by teaming up with McCarthy, Olivardia and Brown to win the 400 free relay (3 :33.59).
– A rookie from Carmel, California, Rodgers was a three-time winner with victories in the 200 free (1:42.92), 500 free (4:36.33) and 200 flying (1:52.81).
– Karol Mlynarczyk took both backstroke events. The sophomore from Warsaw, Poland, went 1-2 with Ryan Patterson in the 100 (:50.08) and then added a win in the 200 back in 1:49.87.
– Lasted Matic won the 100 in 48.46 and also led the Buff and Blue in the 50 free (:21.97).
– Tyler Kawakami went 1-2 with Bode Ringenbach in the 100 chest, winning in 58.29 seconds. The junior from Honolulu, Hawaii also finished second in the 100 free (:47.52).
– With the tight score late in the game, Ringenbach scored a victory in the 200 IM in 1:52.82.
– Mlynarczyk, Kawakami and Matic team up with Dylan Koo for a win in the 200 medley relay (1:30.91) and then closed the game by taking the 400 free relay with Ethan Tulenko at 3:04.61.
– Spencer Bystrom led the Buff and Blue with runner-up finishes on both the 1-meter (270.90) and 3-meter (301.88) diving boards.
NEXT ONE: GW’s final set-up for the A-10 Championships comes at Virginia’s Cavalier Invitational, taking place February 4-6 in Charlottesville, Virginia.