Patino Wins 200 Free, 100 Fly as George Washington Tops Richmond

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December 01st, 2018 College, NCAA Division I Mid-Major

Richmond at George Washington

  • Nov. 30, 2018

Courtesy: George Washington Athletics

SPRINGFIELD, Va. — GW women’s swimming and diving closed its fall slate on Friday with a 91-59 win over Richmond in the first collegiate swim meet held at the newly opened pool at The St. James sports complex.

Isabela Patino led the way for the Colonials against the Spiders with wins in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly.


– Patino put together a pair of season-best swims in the meet. The first-year from California led a 1-2-3-4 finish in the 100 fly with a time of 56.82 seconds, which ranks eighth on the program’s all-time top 10 list. She was followed by Jackie Torrez, Andrea Ho and Caroline Racke.

The Colonials took the top three spots in the 200 free with Patino touching in 1:54.01 to edge teammate Emily Zhang by two-tenths of a second.

– Torrez won the 400-yard individual medley in 4:31.49 with Zhang again finishing second.

Courtney Sicinski, a first-year from Pennsylvania, was GW’s top finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking second in 1:07.32 behind Richmond’s Maggie Purcell. Ho paced the Buff and Blue in the 100-yard backstroke as runner-up in 59.39 seconds.

– GW’s top diving finish was a second-place showing from Gabriella Arendes on on the 1-meter board (243.5).

UP NEXT: GW heads into winter break before diving into preparation for its championship season. The next competition for the both the men and women is a local tri-meet at Georgetown with American on Jan. 12, 2019.

Courtesy: Richmond Athletics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Divers Maddy Chao (Niskayuna, N.Y.) and Sydney Weiskopf (Clifton Park, N.Y.) qualified for the NCAA Zones event in March after their performances this past weekend at the dual meet with George Washington. Due to some technical difficulties, not all results have been recorded completely. The Spiders fell in the event, but earned the win on both the 3-meter and 1-meter diving competitions.

In the 1-meter event, Chao earned a score of 279.45, winning the competition by an astounding 36 points. Gabrielle Arendes of George Washington was the next closest competitor with a score of 243.45. Weiskopf came in third place in the event, finishing with a score of 231.53, with Alex Beran (Basking Ridge, N.J.) right behind with a 231.23 score. Emma Yeakley (Cornelius, N.C.) finished sixth of the eight competitors, with a score of 197.70.

In the 3-meter event, Weiskopf took the top spot with a score of 288.30 to earn her spot in Annapolis in March. Chao finished in second with a score of 264.75, with Beran right behind her with a 249.90 tally. Yeakley again finished in sixth place with a score of 217.58, more than 22 points better than the seventh-place finisher.

Of the seven events that were correctly times, Richmond had six finishers in the top three of their events. In the 200-yard medley relay, the team of Hannah Gouger (Cockeysville, Md.), Lexie Gilbert (Annapolis, Md.), Lauren Wallace (Charlotte, N.C.), and Kristine Mihm (Wexford, Pa.) finished third with a time of 1:50.89. the 500-yard freestyle saw Gouger finish second in the prelims with a time of 24.42, before finishing in second in the final at 24.49. Maggie Purcell (Southampton, N.Y.) qualified for the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 24.54 in the prelims, and finished in third in the finals with a time of 24.66. Purcell took home the title in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing in a time of 1:05.78. Gouger took home the individual title in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.49, and Gilbert finished third in the 400-yard individual medley with a 4:36.42 time.

Due to technical difficulties, full results for this event are not available. When the full results are completed, they will be posted online.

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