Swim & Dive Teams Start Strong at Potomac Relays; Watts Breaks Her Own Pool Record

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WASHINGTON – Highlighted by a new pool record for junior Mimi Watts, the American University swimming & diving teams had a solid start to the season on Friday as the Eagles hosted four other teams in the Potomac Relay Invitational. As a team, AU finished third on the women’s side and fourth on the men’s.

NOTABLE

  • Watts swam the leadoff leg of the 3×100 butterfly relay and came in with a time of 54.23, nearly a full second faster than her own previous pool record of 55.17.
  • The women’s 200 medley relay “A” team of Watts, freshman Sophia Hemingway, junior Maddie Mara and sophomore Marissa Kleckner posted a second-place finish in a time of 1:46.41.
  • The men’s duo of sophomore Seamus Brown and junior Griffin Young placed third in the 1000 free relay in 10:01.81.
  • Hemingway, sophomore Laura Laux and sophomore Sasha Uspenskaya finished third in the 300 backstroke relay in 2:57.83.
  • In the women’s 300 breaststroke relay, Mara, senior Kenzie Cresci and freshman Grace Netz teamed up for a third-place finish in 3:22.97.
  • Two freshmen posted strong results in the diving competition at Georgetown. Peyton Thurman took third place on the 3-meter (210.75) and fourth on the 1-meter (213.05) while Rhys Davies was fourth on both the 3-meter (255.55) and 1-meter (260.85).
  • Davies’ 1-meter score is the fourth-best in program history, while his 3-meter score ranks eighth.
  • Thurman’s 3-meter score ranks ninth all-time while her 1-meter score is 11th-best all-time.

NEXT UP

  • On Saturday, Oct. 1, the Eagles will compete against each other in the annual Red/Blue Meet at 1 p.m. The first true competition will take AU to Loyola Maryland on Friday, Oct. 7, for a tri-meet that includes Boston College.

FULL SWIMMING RESULTS (PDF)

FULL DIVING RESULTS

Women’s 1m
1) Wynter Bramao (Georgetown) – 236.75
2) Liz Durgin (Georgetown) – 236.40
3) Emilie Ginovker (Georgetown) – 233.40
4) Peyton Thurman (American) – 213.05
5) Teyana Johnson (Howard) – 202.45
6) Sara Warm (Georgetown) – 187.15
7) Jordaynn Connell (Howard) – 183.95
8) Grace Hogue (American) – 166.00
9) Amanda Bosses (American) – 163.70
10) Amada Paris (Georgetown) – 159.40

Men’s 3m
1) Charlie Reichle (Georgetown) – 271.85
2) Kyle Maziarz (Georgetown) – 265.50
3) Hriday Parekh (Georgetown) – 256.10
4) Rhys Davies (American) – 255.55
5) Joe Hofman (Georgetown) – 243.30
6) Tristan Gess (Georgetown) – 227.90
7) Griffin Batt (American) – 190.35

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