Georgetown Men, George Mason Women Come Out On Top At Potomac Relays

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September 26th, 2021 College, News

2021 Potomac Relays

Courtesy: Georgetown Athletics

WASHINGTON – Back in action for the first time since the 2020 BIG EAST Championships, Georgetown University’s men’s and women’s swimming & diving team impressed at the Potomac Relays on Friday. The men’s squad won six of their nine events to defeat Howard, American and George Mason while the women’s squad won three events outright and was narrowly edged by George Mason.

“I’m really happy with the results overall,” Head Coach Jack Leavitt said. “A few really stand out for this part of the season, but there’s still a long way to go. The most important thing was just getting in some racing. It’s been a long time and it just felt good to compete with the G on our caps as a team again.”

Hoya Notes

  • Competing in a mix of traditional and unconventional relays, the Hoyas won nine of the 18 events and finished second in 11 while racing at American University.
  • The Hoya men won the 200-yard medley relay, the 300 breaststroke relay, the 500 freestyle relay and went 1-2 in the 800 freestyle relay, the 300 backstroke relay and the 1000 freestyle relay.
  • On the women’s side, the Hoyas won the 200 medley relay, the 300 backstroke relay and the 500 freestyle relay while finishing second in the 800 freestyle relay, the 300 butterfly relay, the 300 breaststroke relay, the 400 IM relay and the 1000 freestyle relay.
  • Georgetown won all four diving events at McCarthy Pool on the Hilltop as well.

Results – Swimming

  1. Georgetown 582
  2. Howard 476
  3. American 446
  4. George Mason 320


  1. George Mason 500
  2. Georgetown 496
  3. American 466
  4. Howard 336

Results – Diving
Men 1m

  1. Joseph Hoffman 246.35
  2. Charles Reichle 244.80
  3. Kyle Maziarz 236.90

Men 3m

  1. Charles Reichle 252.68
  2. Kyle Maziarz 238.50
  3. Joseph Hoffman 223.20

Women 1m

  1. Emilie Givonker 195.20

Women 3m

  1. Emilie Givonker 232.20

On Deck
The Hoyas head down to Charlottesville for an exhibition against the University of Virginia, the defending NCAA women’s swimming & diving national champions, over the mid-semester holiday break next weekend.

Courtesy: George Mason Athletics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The George Mason men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams opened the 2021-22 season on Friday at the Potomac Relay Invitational, hosted by American University.

Facing teams from American, Georgetown and Howard, the Mason women’s team won four events to claim first place with 500 points.  The Mason men’s team finished fourth with 320 points.

On the women’ side, the team of senior Jacquee Clabeaux, junior Megan Mastropaolo, and freshmen Emma DeJong and Ali Tyler won the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:59.84).

In the 200-yard freestyle relay, junior Emily Lewantowicz, Clabeaux, DeJong and Tyler combined to touch the wall first (1:37.74).

Senior Laura Hodge, freshman Anna Whelan, Clabeaux and Tyler won the 400-yard medley relay (4:01.90)

Seniors Ana Kuzemka and Sophie McKinley, along with DeJong took the top spot in the 3X100 breaststroke relay (2:54.99).

On the men’s side, juniors Thomas Chapman and Sammy Lucht, sophomore Anthony Nguyen, and freshman Justin Lee combined to finish first in the 400-yard medley relay (3:34.73).

In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of senior Will Rastatter, juniors Josh Fletcher and Sammy Lucht, and sophomore Sorab Aman placed third (1:36.33).

Sophomore Miles West, freshman Zane Roberts and Fletcher took third in the 3X100 backstroke relay (2:45.92).  Freshman Nathaniel Powell, Lucht and Lee swam to a third place finish in the 3X100 breaststroke relay (3:02.21).

The Patriots are back in the pool when they travel to Delaware on Saturday, Oct. 9 in Newark, Del.

Men – Team Scores
Georgetown 582
Howard 476
American 446
George Mason 320

Women – Team Scores
George Mason 500
Georgetown 496
American 466
Howard 336

Courtesy: American Athletics

WASHINGTON – After a year hiatus, the Potomac Relays returned to Frailey Pool in the Reeves Aquatic Center, hosted by American University swimming & diving. The Eagles took third on both the men’s and women’s sides, while the George Mason women took first place alongside the Georgetown men.


  • The Potomac Relays marked the first meet in the Garland Bartlett era, as Bartlett was named head coach for the program over the summer following five years as an assistant coach for the Eagles.
  • “With only four full weeks of training under our belt, it was a terrific start to the season,” said Bartlett. “The team swam with a lot of energy and it showed in their races. We now know what we need to work on these next two weeks before our first official meet against Loyola!”


  • American’s first win of the day came in the fifth event, the women’s 3×100 butterfly. The team of freshman Jaehee Park, freshman Amaya Tomma and sophomore Mimi Watts finished in 2:54.44 to place first ahead of Georgetown (2:57.72).
  • The freshman duo of Marissa Kleckner and Tyler DiMarco earned a win in the 1000 free relay with a time of 10:32.43, more than eight seconds ahead of second place.
  • The men’s 500 free relay of sophomores Nick Buckley and Caleb Farris along with junior Kyle Silbert and senior Adam Kawut took second in 4:19.43.
  • The Eagles earned another second-place finish in the 200 free relay with senior Eleanor Felton, sophomore Malak Hassouna, Kleckner and Watts swimming a time of 1:38.57.
  • The diving events were held at Georgetown. The Eagles’ strongest finish there was on the 3-meter, with sophomores Amanda Bosses and Grace Hogue taking second (176.10) and third (152.18), respectively, on the 3-meter.
  • The final tally on the women’s side had George Mason with 500 points, followed by Georgetown with 496 and American with 466. In fourth place was Howard with 336 points.
  • Georgetown’s 582 points won for the men, followed by Howard (476), American (446) and George Mason (320).


  • The Eagles will begin their dual meet season at home against Loyola (Md.) on Saturday, Oct. 9 at noon.


Courtesy: Howard Athletics

WASHINGTON (September 24, 2021) – Howard University men’s and women’s swimming & diving program began the new campaign at the annual Potomac Relays, hosted by American University, where junior swimmer Miles Simon (Atlanta, Ga.) broke a pair of school marks in the season opener.

The Atlanta native set new benchmarks in the 50 Freestyle (20.39) and 100 Butterfly (49.37) after competing in the 200 Free Relay and 300 Fly Relay, respectively. For his efforts, he earned the B Standards in the 50 Free and A Standards in the 100 Fly for the National Invite.

On the day, HU had 13 top 3 finishes (10 men & three women), including two victories.

Simon and fellow classmates Mark-Anthony Beckles (Chaguanas, Trinidad & Tobago), Kevin Claiborne (Queens, N.Y.) and Arion Solomon (Fairburn, Ga.) won the 200 Free Relay, clocking in at 1:24.41.

Beckles, Simon and Solomon also competed together in the 300 Fly Relay, winning the event with a 2:31.69 mark.

On the women’s side, divers Teyana Johnson (San Antonio, Texas) and Jordynn Connell (Flower Mound, Texas) placed second and third, respectively, in the 1-meter dive. Johnson recorded a 184.60 while Connell registered a 184.55 score.

In the pool, senior Simone Outlaw (Burlington, N.J.), junior Raychel Fauntroy (Miami), sophomore Aaliyah Young (Burleson, Texas) and newcomer Rianna Martin (Pompano Beach, Fla.) took second overall in the 500 Free Relay, posting a 4:48.07 time.

On Oct. 16, the Bison host Georgetown in their home opener. Meet starts at 1 p.m. inside Burr Pool.

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