Towson tops George Washington Colonials

Towson Men

The Towson University men’s swimming team earned its seventh win of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating the George Washington Colonials 199-63 in a road victory for the Tigers.

Now 7-1 this season, the Tigers have won their most meets in a season since the 2003-04 when the team finished 9-2.

“With each week, our men continue to realize how good our team can be,” Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. “I am beginning to see more of a confidence and a comfort level.”

Freshmen Jeremy Liu won the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard breaststroke events, while classmateNick Breschi also earned a wins in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke events.

Also winning a pair of events was junior co-captain Matt Lowe, who took home first in the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard butterfly. He also finished third in the 1,000-yard freestyle, won by teammate Brandon Ress in a time of 9:41.33. The Tigers’ Mike Johnson finished second.

Junior Jon Burr and sophomore Sawyer Martin also won events for the Tigers in the victory.

Towson returns home on November 23 for a meet against McDaniel at Burdick Pool starting at 1 p.m.

Towson Women

Seniors Kendall Towe and Kaitlin Burke both won two events, leading the Towson University women’s swimming and diving team to a road victory over the George Washington Colonials 184.50-76.50 on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers, now 9-0, have won nine meets in a season for the seventh straight year.

“We’ve got some work to do and it’s a work in progress,” Towson Head Coach Pat Mead said. “The ultimate goal is what we accomplish at the end of the year.”

Burke won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.15 and the 100-yard freestyle in 52.09. The 100-yard freestyle event was a productive one for Towson, as it earned the top three finishers. Amanda Barber and Charlotte Holz were second and third, respectively.

Towe displayed tremendous endurance by taking home wins in the 200-yard butterfly (time of 2:04.97) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.84).

Towson returns home on November 23 for a meet against McDaniel at Burdick Pool starting at 1 p.m.

This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of  Towson Swimming.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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