Delaware vs. George Mason

FAIRFAX, Virginia, October 15. MEN'S swimming beat the University of Delaware in their first home swim meet of the year by a score of 185-115. The women, who were competing in their first meet of the season, lost in a nail biter by a score of 143-145.

Once again, Mason was led by senior diver Derrick Butts who set a school record in the 1 meter dive with a score of 373.05. Butts also won the men's 3-meter dive with a score of 395.17.

The men were also led by sophomore Fernando Rubio who won three events (the 1000 yard freestyle – 9:42.48, 200 yard breaststroke – 2:08.65 and the 200 yard IM – 1:54.75), also swam the third leg on Mason's 200-yard medley relay team that won with a time of 1:35.48.

Mason's men combined to win eight more events in the meet to complete their dominating performance. Senior Preston Wolter won the 200-yard freestyle in 1:43.32 and the 500-yard freestyle in 47.15. Junior David Kiss also won two events on the day, coming away with victories in the 200-yard butterfly (1:54.39) and the 100-yard butterfly (50.75). Freshman Travis Lauri (50-yard freestyle, 21.41), sophomore Joey Kelly (100-yard freestyle, 47.41) and junior Austin Witherow (100-yard backstroke, 52.71) each took home one victory on the day. The men also closed the day by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:25.86.

Standout senior Ashley Danner and promising freshman Julianne Phillips each won three events to lead the women against the Blue Hens. Danner won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:02.67, the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:17.35 and the 200-yard IM with her time of 2:06.25. Phillips took home victories in the 200-yard freestyle with her time of 1:54.75, the 100-yard freestyle in 53.88 and the 500-yard freestyle, finishing the race in 5:06.69.

Senior Ali-Marie Murphy who won both the 1-meter dive and the 3-meter dive with scores of 216.97 and 226.26 respectively also led the Patriots women.

Mason will compete again on October 28th at home against Toronto and Richmond.

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