George Washington Men/Women Down Boston College

Press Release

  • October 21, 2017
  • Meet Results
  • Score
    • MEN
      • George Washington 185, Boston College 115
    • WOMEN
      • George Washington 181, Boston College 119

Press Release

Courtesy of George Washington Athletics

MEN: Record-breaking efforts from Jake Ortiz and Peter Nachtwey highlighted George Washington men’s swimming and diving’s 185-115 win over Boston College on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

First, Ortiz broke his own record on the 1-meter board by posting a score of 330.67. Later, Nachtwey set a new mark on the 3-meter board by scoring 362.62.

GW had plenty to celebrate Saturday. The Colonials unveiled their 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship banner and then won 13 of 16 events to knock off their ACC foe.



  • It was an impressive diving showing for GW. Ortiz and Nachtwey took the top two places on the 1-meter boards before Nachtwey, Nicholas Tomczyk and Ortiz went 1-2-3 in the 3-meter competition. Ortiz bettered his previous best 1-meter score by 5.62 points. Nachtwey topped Ortiz’s 3-meter record by 30.42 points.
  • Tommi Wolst paced the GW swimmers in his Smith Center Pool debut with individual wins in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.87), 100-yard butterfly (49.92) and 200-yard individual medley (1:52.60). The Cleveland State transfer also helped the Colonials win the 200-yard medley relay in 1:32.17.
  • Alex Auster showcased his sprinting speed with wins in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races. He also anchored both relay wins, including an exciting finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay to end the meet.
  • Moritz Fath was also a double winner. The sophomore edged teammate Youssef Ragab in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:42.13 and then finished the 500-yard freestyle in 4:38.96 to win by more than 13 seconds.
  • Gustav Hokfelt (100 back) and Max Forstenhaeusler (100 breast) also picked up wins for the Colonials. Hokfelt had a hand in both relay triumphs, too.
  • GW received its A-10 championship rings at its annual awards banquet on Friday night. Before Saturday’s meet, the Colonials held a ceremony to reveal the new conference championship banner, as well as ones recognizing the program’s NCAA appearances.

WOMEN: George Washington women’s swimming and diving claimed 15 of 16 events Saturday en route to a 181-119 win over Boston College on Saturday at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

Emily Zhang and Jackie Torrez won three races apiece, while Gemma Atherley and Abigail Fusco each picked up a pair of individual victories. The Colonials also took both relays as part of a sterling performance in their second meet of the weekend.


  • Zhang posted her wins in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.56), 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.79) and 100-yard freestyle (52.97 seconds). The junior also swam a leg on GW’s winning 200-yard medley relay team. For the weekend, she won five of six individual events, plus two relays.
  • Torrez won the 200-yard butterfly (2:08.45), 200-yard breaststroke (2:26.13) and 200-yard individual medley (2:11.18). She edged teammate Andrea Ho by less than a second in the medley victory.
  • Atherley captured both backstroke races. The sophomore also had a hand in both relay wins.
  • Fusco earned wins in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly, improving her times in both from Friday’s meet. The senior swam a leg in the medley relay win to open the meet and then anchored a narrow victory in the 200-yard freestyle relay to close it.
  • Miranda Simon (3M Dive), Selin Ozturk (1,000 Free) and Tali Lemcoff (500 Free) also posted victories for the Colonials.

UP NEXT: GW has next weekend off before hosting A-10 competitor Davidson on Nov. 4. It’s a 10 a.m. start at Charles E. Smith Center Pool.

WATCH THIS:Head Coach James Winchester, Torrez and Gabriella Arendes discuss Saturday’s victory.


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