Four Colonial swimmers finish first at Old Dominion
Both the men’s and women’s swimming teams fell on the road at Old Dominion Saturday, but four Colonials had first-place finishes in the meet.
Freshman Caroline Myers continued her strong rookie campaign with wins in the 200-yard freestyle, the 200-yard individual medley and the 500-yard freestyle.
Sydney Saunders, also a freshman, got the first win of her career Saturday, touching the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.13 seconds.
Saunders and Myers, along with fellow freshmen Lindsay Moore and Sloan Saunders, placed second in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
On the men’s team, sophomore Niklas Glenesk won a pair of events for the Colonials against Old Dominion. He took the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 9:50.93 and the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:48.36. Glenesk also finished third in the 100-yard freestyle and was a member of the second-place 200-yard freestyle relay team.
Sophomore Phillip Graeter rounded out the group of top-finishing Colonials with a win in the 200-yard individual medley. He also placed second in the 200-yard butterfly.
GW won’t compete in the pool again until Jan. 14-15 at the Rhode Island Invitational in Kingston, R.I.
Baseball to open season against Georgia Southern
The baseball team announced its 56-game 2011 schedule Friday, highlighted by home series against Atlantic 10 opponents Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s and Temple.
The Colonials will open their season Feb. 18-20 with a three-game set on the road against Georgia Southern followed by another three-game series Feb. 25-27 in New Orleans against Tulane, with a game against Maryland-Eastern Shore sandwiched in between on Feb. 22.
GW’s home opener is March 2 against District-rival Georgetown University and the Colonials will open conference play against UMass March 25. GW will hit the road for A-10 matchups against Fordham, La Salle, Saint Louis and Xavier. The A-10 tournament is set to begin May 25 in Camden, N.J., the winner of which advances to the NCAA Tournament.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
at Old Dominion
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Number Crunch: 11
The number of three-pointers made by Navy in its 64-57 win over GW in the BB&T Classic Sunday evening.