George Mason vs. Davidson
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
RICHMOND, Va. – The George Mason men’s swimming and diving team wrapped up competition at the Richmond Duals on Saturday.
The Mason men completed a two-day dual against Davidson with a 257-148 victory over the Wildcats.
The Patriots won 18 events on the day against the Wildcats.
Mason took the top two spots in the 1,650-yard freestyle, with senior Attila Kiss first (16:24.55) and freshman Jackson Knouse second (16:32.64). Kiss also won the 500-yard freestyle (4:37.69).
Junior Drake Moretz won the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.29), while sophomore Sam Westmont was third in the event (1:45.77). Moretz also claimed first place the 100-yard freestyle (46.00).
Junior Devin Truong took first in the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.08) with classmate Andres Alarcon third (1:55.80). Truong also took the top spot on the podium in the 50-yard butterfly (23.12), with Moretz less than a second behind (23.27).
Alarcon won the 100-yard butterfly (50.90), while junior Dylan Peck placed second (51.63).
In the 50-yard freestyle, senior Christopher Stankiewicz touched the wall first (21.20), just ahead of sophomore Will Rastatter (21.61). Stankiewicz also won the 50-yard breaststroke (26.37) and 100-yard breaststroke (57.50).
Senior Ryan Donnelly won the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.89), while Westmont placed third (1:55.29). Senior Logan Eubanks won both the 50-yard backstroke (23.54) and 100-yard backstroke (50.55).
The Patriots swept the top three spots in the 200-yard breaststroke, with freshman Thomas Chapman first (2:08.91), senior Jake Ball second (2:09.95) and junior Wallace Watkins third (2:10.48).
Mason went one-two in the 200-yard IM, with Peck winning the event (1:53.99) and Truong finishing second (1:58.35).
Senior Gerald Hodges, Jr. placed second in the one-meter event (243.75), while classmate Joseph Amato was third (222.70).
The Patriots are back in action when they compete in the A-10 Classic on Nov. 2-3 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Courtesy: Davidson Athletics
For the Davidson men’s team, which concluded its two-day dual with George Mason, diver Daniel Valmassei continued his emergence by winning the one-meter competition. He totaled 283.95 points to earn the Wildcats’ lone win.
George Mason won the men’s team tally 257-148.
“Mason’s men are among the favorites in the A-10 this season, and we clearly have some work to do to match up better with them,” coach John Young said.
Davidson returns to the pool next Saturday with a home meet against Georgetown, which will begin at 12 p.m. in Cannon Pool.