Men split, women swept in swimming and diving tri-meet

The GW men notched a win and a loss, while the women were shut out in a tri-meet swimming and diving competition Saturday at the University of Maryland.

In the men’s meet, GW defeated Villanova University 208-68, while losing to Maryland 152-135. The men notched eight first-place victories, tying Maryland’s total.

The Colonial women fell to Villanova 205.5-85.5 and also lost to Maryland 219-80, failing to take first place in any events.

On the men’s side for GW, Tim Champney led all swimmers with three first-place finishes, while Wes Teter and Juan Bocanegra recorded two victories each. Champney, Teter, Rich DeWet and Joe Corallo combined for a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:05.78), edging Maryland by .48 seconds.

Champney had victories in the 100-yard backstroke (:49.73), the 50-yard freestyle (:21.26) and the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.84). Teter notched wins in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.66) and the 100-yard freestyle (:45.94). Bocanegra took first place in the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.97) and also the 200-yard individual medley (1:55.62).

The GW men took second place in several events. Some of GW’s second place finishers include Corallo in the 200-yard freestyle, Alvaro Fortuny in the 100-yard freestyle, Mike Cottone in the 200-yard breaststroke and Teter, Fortuny, Bocanegra and DeWet in the 200-yard medley relay.

In the women’s meet, only one GW swimmer placed as high as second, while several Colonial women placed third. Jocelyn Finch took second in the 200-yard individual medley (2:09.11). Third place finishers included Dena Hoffman in the 200-yard butterfly, Finch in the 200-yard breaststroke, Jennifer Skinner in the 500-yard freestyle, and Rachel Smith in the 100-yard butterfly.

The swimming and diving teams will travel to James Madison University Sunday for their next to last meets of the regular season.

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