George Washington Sweeps Howard On The Road

by SwimSwam 0

November 11th, 2019 College, News

George Washington v. Howard

  • Saturday, November 9, 2019
  • Washington, DC

Courtesy: George Washington Athletics

WASHINGTON –  Dylan ArzoniAndrew Cho and Tyler Kawakami won two individual events apiece Saturday to help GW men’s swimming and diving secure a 143-61 win over Howard at Burr Gym Pool.

The Colonials claimed 11 of 12 events with Arzoni (200 IM, 100 fly), Cho (50 free, 100 back) and Kawakami (100 free, 100 breast) leading the way. All three were also part of a win in the meet-opening 200 medley relay.

– Arzoni touched in 1:57.14 to take the 200 IM and followed up by taking the 100 fly in 52.39 seconds. The sophomore from England teamed with Cho, Kawakami and Youssef Ragab to win the 200 medley relay in 1:35.46. He also combined with Cho, Josh Legge and Sebbie Borden to win the 400 free relay (3:10.72).
– Cho continued his backstroke dominance with a win in the 100 back (:51.15) and also added a first-place finish in the 50 free (:21.67).
– A first-year from Hawaii, Kawakami won the 100 free (:47.65) before adding a victory in the 100 breast (:59.71).
– GW swept the top three places in both the 200 and 500 free. DH Hwang won the 500 free in 4:41.26 followed by Zach Hu and Ian Molloy, while Legge took the 200 free in 1:45.38 with Hu and Brendan Conley close behind.
– GW’s divers shined at Howard with Peter Nachtwey (282.10), Nick Tomczyk (269.25) and Spencer Bystrom (225.00) taking the top three spots on the 1-meter board.

UP NEXT: GW travels to Charlotte, N.C., for the Queens University Fall Frenzy, which runs Nov. 22-24 at Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center.

WASHINGTON – GW women’s swimming & diving swept the swimming events Saturday on the way to a 158-47 win over Howard in a District showdown at Burr Gym Pool.

The Colonials flashed their depth with seven different swimmers combining to take the eight individual races. Gemma Atherley was a double winner for the Buff and Blue in the 100 and 200 free and also contributed to a victory in the meet-closing 400 free relay.


– Atherley led a sweep of the top three places in the 200 free, finishing in 1:54.27 with Grace Olivardia and Sydney Melnick close behind. The senior from the Channel Islands later took the 100 free in 53.66 seconds. She teamed with Isabela PatinoJackie Torrez and Rebecca Smolcic for the relay win (3:34.07).
– The Colonials also went 1-2-3 in the 500 free and 100 back. Patino won the 500 free in 4:41.16 ahead of Andrea Ho and Olivardia, while Smolcic was tops in the 100 back (:59.71) with Tali Lemcoff and Becca Brown next.
– GW had the top two teams in all three relays. The team of Ho, Stine Omdahl PetersenMeghan Burton and Brown won the 200 medley relay in 1:46.95, while the team of Burton, Melnick, Smolcic and Brown was victorious in the 200 free relay (1:37.33).
– Brown won the 50 free in 24.50 seconds with Burton taking second.
– Ann Juneau claimed the 100 breast in 1:07.82 ahead of teammate Elisabeth Vogel.
– Torrez (200 IM, 1:57.14) and Petersen (100 fly, :58.92) also picked up individual wins.
– Caitlin Inall led the Colonial divers with a second-place finish on the 1-meter board (241.55).

UP NEXT: GW has next weekend off before heading to the Queens University Fall Frenzy from Nov. 22-24 in Charlotte, N.C.

Courtesy: Howard Athletics

WASHINGTON (November 9, 2019) – Howard University men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams fell to crosstown foe George Washington inside Burr Pool.

Despite the losses, HU registered a pair of victories on the day.

On the men’s side, juniors Kegan Ford (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago) and William Speakman Smith II (Jacksonville, Fla.) and freshmen Mark-Anthony Beckles (Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago) and Arion Solomon (Fairburn, Ga.) won the 200 Free Relay, clocking in at 1:26.72.

For the women, third-year diver Christian Nickolas (Brentwood, Calif.) captured gold in the 1-meter dive, scoring 248.53 in the event.

Other notable Bison performances included junior Jalen Watson (Miami; 1-meter dive; 161.00), sophomore Asha Evans (Atlanta; 50 Free; 25.07), freshmen Miles Simon (Atlanta; 100 Back; 52.61) and Luke-Kennedy Thompson (Nassau, Bahamas; 200 IM; 1:58.44).

To view meet results versus George Washington, please click here.

On Dec. 6-7, Howard ends the first half of the season in Baltimore for the H2ounds Invitational, hosted by Loyola (Md.).

For more information, visit the Bison Athletics website at

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