Towson vs. George Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12. THE Tigers won their fifth consecutive meet of the season Saturday in a 203-59 road win at George Washington.
Emily Marett, Kaitlin Burke and Cari Czarnecki all won multiple events for the Tigers (5-0, 3-0 CAA) in the meet.

Marett was particularly impressive, as she posted her best meet of the season against the Colonials. Marett won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events. Her time of 1:06.99 in the 100-yard event led Towson in an event that saw the Tigers finish with the top three places. Maegan McLaughlin and Maggie Macedonia finished second and third respectively for Towson.

Burke, the reigning Co-CAA Swimmer of the Week, won the 50, 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle events for Towson in another impressive showing.

"We need to continue to work on the little things," Towson Coach Pat Mead said. "When you are ahead it's always easy to perform. I thought we did a very good job of getting to the wall first and that was a positive."

Czarnecki won the 200-yard individual medley and 100 and 200-yard butterfly events.

The Tigers continue their season Thursday, Nov. 17 when the team participates in the Maryland Invite as part of a three-day event.

Towson freshman John Gartland won the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events Saturday for Tigers. However, the team was defeated in a close meet, 141-121 by the George Washington Colonials.

Gartland's time of 1:00.05 won the 100 and he recorded a 2:12.16 time in the 200-yard breaststroke event as Towson took three of the top four places in the event. Billy Pappas and Ryan Westhafer finished third and fourth in the event for the Tigers.

Zack Stone's time of 4:43.07 won the 500-yard freestyle and he also placed third in the 200-yard freestyle. Freshman Matt Collingwood finished second to Stone in the 500-yard freestyle.

Zac Jelinek won the 100-yard freestyle event and also placed in the top three in a pair of individual events.

"You can't be disappointed in the effort," Towson Coach Pat Mead said. "When you look at the times and look at the performances, we are so much better than in the past four or five years."

Towson (2-3, 1-2 CAA) will continue their season Thursday Nov. 17 when they take part in the Maryland Invite as part of a three-day event.

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