GWU Men Open Big Lead at A-10s, Osina Breaks Conference 200 IM Record

2021 ATLANTIC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The A-10 Championships continue tonight, with the women’s finals running at 3:30pm and the men’s at 7pm. After DQ’ing the 200 medley relay last night, George Washington roared back tonight, easily jumping up to the #1 spot in the team scores.

GWU swept the events tonight in the pool, the biggest showdown coming in the 200 IM. Conference record-holder Emils Pone went head-to-head with teammate Marek Osina, as Osina was able to get the win in conference-record fashion, going 1:45.18 ahead of Pone’s 1:45.43. Both men were under Pone’s old conference record of 1:45.66 from 2019, while they took down the meet record of 1:45.73 done by St. Bonaventure’s Tjaard Krusch to win this title last year. Krusch finished fifth tonight in 1:47.81.

In the 500 free, GWU sophomore Oscar Madsen claimed the win at 4:27.75, the only finisher under 4:30. Down in the 50 free, GWU’s Tyler Kawakami rattled the conference record with the only sub-20 in the field, going 19.97.

To finish off the night in the 200 free relay, Karol Mlynarczyk was 19.96 leading off GWU, as Kawakami anchored in 19.87 to propel GWU to the win at 1:20.58, just ahead of Davidson (1:20.73).

After finishing day one in last, GWU is now leading by a considerable margin, while the race for second is very tight between the next four teams.

TEAM SCORES – MEN (THROUGH DAY 2)

Results for diving are not yet available, so the men’s 1-meter results are not reflected in the scores below

  1. George Washington University 274
  2. George Mason University 195
  3. St Bonaventure University 189
  4. University of Massachusetts 180
  5. Davidson College 179
  6. La Salle University 143
  7. Saint Louis University 77

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HoosierDaddy
1 month ago

Rename George Washington University to Millard Fillmore University!

DCSwim
Reply to  HoosierDaddy
1 month ago

What does that even MEAN

free the MAAC
Reply to  DCSwim
1 month ago

nobody knows what it means, but its provocative

dude
Reply to  free the MAAC
1 month ago

it gets the people going.

highswimcoach
Reply to  dude
1 month ago

they swam to one song, and one song only

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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