Rasnick sets pace for swimming and diving at George Mason Invitational

AU’s swimming and diving team jumped back in the pool with sophomore Dylan Rasnick leading the Eagles at the George Mason Invitational on Nov. 21-23.

Rasnick showed stamina in the 1650 freestyle winning the event in 6:11.89, finishing nearly one whole minute ahead of the second place time.

In addition to Rasnick, the 400-meter relay team also put on an impressive race. The team consisted of seniors Bobby Balance and Matt Wurm, along with junior Charlie Taffet and freshman Kilian Korth. The four swam with a time of 3:28.80, over four seconds faster than their seed time, finishing eighth.

Wurm also finished first in the consolation final for the 200 meter freestyle with a time of 1:42.60, narrowly beating a UNC-Wilmington’s Sawyer Dove.

Overall, the men’s team finished in sixth place with 327 points. George Mason would win the event.

On the women’s side, Paris Wood completed the 100 meter backstroke in 58.55, placing seventh overall. Freshman Caylee Watson finished in third place in the 100 meter backstroke consolation final with a time of 58.80 while fellow freshman Shannon Scovel placed eleventh with a time of 17:45.45 in the 1650 yard freestyle.

The women’s team finished in 8th place with 140 with Mason taking the title

AU’s swimming and diving teams next matchup will on Dec. 5 at the University of Tennessee for the USS SC Nationals competition.


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