Carles Coll Marti Triples In Virginia Tech Sweep of George Washington

George Washington v. Virginia Tech

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
  • Dual Meet Format
  • SCY
  • Full Results 
  • Scores
    • Men: Virginia Tech 190, George Washington 102
    • Women: Virginia Tech 178, George Washington 111

The Virginia Tech Hokies traveled to George Washington as the two teams kicked off their respective seasons with a dual meet on Saturday. The Hokies men defeated the Colonials 190-102, while the Hokies women won 178-111, with several events towards the end of the session being exhibitioned.

Carles Coll Marti led the Hokies with three individual victories as well as a fast relay split. Coll Marti started the meet by splitting a quick 53.84 on Virginia Tech’s 400 medley relay, which went 3:14.88 to win the opening event of the meet. Next, Coll Marti dueled against teammate Youssef Ramadan in the 50 free, winning 20.09 to 20.10. Coll Marti also won the 200 breast in 1:57.49 and the 200 IM in 1:47.63.

Fifth year Samuel Torqvist doubled for the Hokies, sweeping the backstrokes with times of 49.07 and 1:48.31. Diver Noah Zawadzki swept the diving events, posting a score 376.13 on the 3m and 360.07 on the 1m.

Seven other men won individual events for the Hokies, including a pair of freshmen. Luis Dominguez kicked off his Virginia Tech career by touching out teammate Keith Myburgh in the 1000 free, 9:27.79 to 9:27.97. Fellow freshman Joseph Hong won the 100 breast in 56.72.

Other individual event winners:

  • Blake Manoff – 200 free (1:40.13)
  • Antani Ivanov – 200 fly (1:47.94)
  • Tommy Hallock – 100 free (45.09)
  • Filippo Dal Maso – 500 free (4:35.80)
  • Youssef Ramadan 100 fly (47.40)

The Hokie men closed out the session with a 1:21.29 victory in the 200 free relay.

The Virginia Tech women didn’t have anyone match Coll Marti’s three individual victories, but they did have five different women win two events. Chase Travis got the session started with a 10:12.51 win in the 1000 free, then later took the 500 free in 5:00.43. Emma Atkinson swept the backstrokes with times of 55.19 and 1:58.49. Freshman Allison Henry swept the breast events with a 1:04.89 and a 2:19.80. Réka György took the 200 fly with 2:02.87 and the 200 IM with 2:02.54, while Teagan Moravek swept the diving events with a score of 324.68 on the 1m and a 327.45 on the 3m.

Other event winners:

  • 400 medley relay (3:46.14)
  • Loulou Vou – 200 free (1:54.38)
  • Anna Landon – 50 free (23.77)
  • Caroline Bentz – 100 free (51.70)
  • Karisa Franz – 100 fly (54.83)
  • 200 free relay – 1:34.84

Senior Erin McCathy led the George Washington women with 37 individual points, including 4th in the 1000 free (10:36.18), 6th in the 200 free (1:56.68) and officially 1st in the 500 (5:09.49), with VT exhibitioning that event. Freshman Connor Rodgers led the Colonial men with 33 points after finishing 4th in the 200 fly (1:43.14), 5th in the 200 fly (1:55.70) and officially 3rd in the 200 IM (1:56.98), with again, VT having exhibitioned the event.

On both sides, the men’s teams are coming off 2021-2022 seasons. The Virginia Tech men finished 3rd at ACCs, then surged to 11th at the NCAA Championships, while the George Washington men took the Atlantic-10 conference title last season. Both women’s teams finished 4th at their respective conference championships.

George Washington Release

WASHINGTON – GW swimming and diving welcomed back alumni, revealed banners honoring two Atlantic 10 champion squads and hosted Virginia Tech on Saturday at Smith Center Pool.

Among a slew of solid opening performances, Jamie Doak put together a starring effort on the boards, highlighted by a personal-best score of 269.25 on the 1-meter board that qualifies her for the NCAA Zone Championships in March.

Newcomers Molly Smyers, Julia Knox, Moriah Freitas, Carly Perri, Connor Rodgers and Durde Matic all paced the Buff and Blue in at least one event before a packed home crowd vs. the Hokies.

MEN’S HIGHLIGHTS:
– Last year’s A-10 Most Outstanding Performer, Karol Mlynarczyk posted two excellent swims that rank among the best in the country so far this season. In the 100 back, the sophomore from Warsaw, Poland, touched second in a time of 49.36 seconds, and in the 200 back, he was runner-up in 1:49.92. In both races, he was narrowly edged by All-American Samuel Tornqvist.
– In his GW debut, the ECU transfer Matic paced the Buff and Blue in the 50 free (fourth, :21.09) and 100 fly (fourth, :49.13), while the rookie Rodgers led the squad in a pair of events in his first collegiate meet, placing fourth in the 200 free (1:43.14) and fifth in the 200 fly (1:55.70).
Marek Osina was the top Buff and Blue finisher in three events, highlighted by runner-up swims in the 100 breast (:57.54) and 200 IM (1:51.46).
DH Hwang (1,000 free, 9:56.84), Tyler Kawakami (100 free, :47.34) and Josh Legge (500 free, 4:51.27) also posted team-best times.
Spencer Bystrom led GW on both the 3-meter (292.21) and 1-meter (255.30) diving boards.
– Mlynarczyk, Matic and Kawakami were also part of GW’s top teams in the 400 medley (3:21.59) and 200 free (1:25.01) relays.

WOMEN’S HIGHLIGHTS: 
– Doak finished third on both diving boards. With her Zones-qualifying score on 1-meter, the junior from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, eclipsed her previous career high by nearly 16 points and was within striking distance of the program record. She also totaled 265.05 on 3-meter.
– Three rookies posted team-best times: Knox was runner-up in the 200 free (1:55.03) and third in the 200 IM (2:07.70), Freitas landed second in the 100 fly (:57.64) and Smyers placed third in the 1,000 free (10:33.11).
– A graduate transfer from Duke, Perri led the way in the 200 fly with a third-place finish in 2:07.98.
Stine Omdahl Petersen (100 breast, 1:06.72; 200 breast, 2:24.21), Marlee Rickert (100 back, :57.26; 200 back, 2:07.31) and Becca Brown (50 free, :24.25; 100 free, :53.95) also posted a pair of top times for the Buff and Blue.
– Defending A-10 1,650 free champion Erin McCarthy was the top Buff and Blue finisher in the 500 free at 5:09.49.
– Brown and Rickert were both part of GW’s top teams in the 400 medley (3:53.28) and 200 free (1:38.08) relays.

UP NEXT: GW heads to Old Dominion next weekend for a two-day dual meet that features racing on Friday and Saturday.

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