Swimming races to second place finish

GW women’s swimmer Nell Friar set a pool record time Friday in the 100-meter breast stroke with a 1:08.20 finish, as both the men’s and women’s swimming teams placed second behind American in the season’s first meet at Georgetown’s Potomac Relay Invite.

It was a strong start for both teams with the Colonial women finishing with 92 points, five points off the pace. The men finished with 82 points, 44 points behind the Eagles’ 126.

Alvaro Fortuny, a qualifier for the Guatemalan Olympic team, highlighted the day with his performance in the 100-meter breaststroke relay, in which he and senior Mike Cottone helped GW pass Georgetown for second place.

The teams next compete against Duquesne at home Oct. 28

-Sean Michael Lee

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