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RETRIEVER SWIMMERS SWEEP GEORGE MASON; FALL TO VIRGINIA TECH
Both the men's and women's swimming teams defeated George Mason today in a dual meet in Fairfax, VA. The men improved to 4-0, while the women went to 3-2. On the men's side, sophomore Josh Farley won three events, capturing the 1000 freestyle, 500 freestyle, and 200 I.M. events. Evan Patrick (100, 200 freestyle) and Medhi Addadi took two events (50 freestyle, 200 backstroke), while Ramon James (100 back) and David Landgren (200 fly) won one each. The Retrievers triumphed, 175-115. For the women, freshman sensation Lindsay Prather won three events, taking the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and 200 I.M. Katrin Harrsen (100 free, 500 free) and Astrid Sperling (100 back, 200 back)won two events each, while Holly Wittsack captured the 200 freestyle. The women prevailed, 166-134. The men lost their first meet of the year, by a narrow 162-136 margin to Virginia Tech. Evan Patrick broke a Tech pool record, winning the 100 freestyle in 45.84, and classmate Mehdi Addadi also set a Tech pool record with a winning time of 49.15 in the 100 butterfly. Patrick also won the 200 freestyle (1:40.64), while Addadi captured the 50 free (20.79) and the 200 backstroke (1:54.22). Josh Farley won the 500 freestyle and the 400 I.M. and the 400 yard freestyle relay team just nipped VT in the meet's final swim. For the women, Virginia Tech triumphed, 182-92. Lindsay Prather won both the 100 yard breaststroke (1:05.50) and the 200 breaststroke (2:20.69), Astrid Sperling took the 200 backstroke (2:04.64), and Holly Wittsack took the 100 fly (1:00.03). The women's record is now even at 3-3.