Sports Brief: Swimming and diving teams kick off season

The GW men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams started their seasons in impressive fashion Friday at the Potomac Relay Invite.

The GW swimmers competed at American, where the women took home first place and the men finished second. The women won handily, winning eight out of nine events and finishing 47 points ahead of second-place Navy with a final score of 158. The men finished 40 points behind first-place American with a 114, winning one event and finishing fourth in four others.

The Colonials won the women’s 200 and 400 meter medley, 500, 800 and 1000 meter freestyle, 300 meter butterfly, 300 meter backstroke and 300 meter breaststroke and the men’s 300 meter butterfly.

Members of both the men’s and women’s teams each finished in second and fourth place at the diving competition, which was held at Georgetown.

Sophomore Jessica Jaross finished just behind the leader with a second-place score of 172.3 in the six-diver women’s competition. Junior Susannah Foard’s total of 145.25 was good for fourth place.

In the men’s competition, junior Rob Stuart finished second out of seven divers to lead the Colonials with a 187.7. Sophomore James Golihar finished fourth, totaling 167.3.

The swimming and diving teams compete next at James Madison Friday at 5 p.m.

Brian Costa

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