TOWSON, Md. – The Tigers received a win in the 100-yard breaststroke from freshman John Gartland, but the George Mason Patriots came away with a 205-93 victory over Towson in a Colonial Athletic Association meet at Burdick Pool Saturday afternoon.
“For anyone who can actually swim in Division-I for four years, it’s a tremendous accomplishment,” Towson Coach Pat Mead said. “Today is a celebration of their efforts and successes.”
Gartland won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:01.43 and placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:15.64.
Classmate Andy Disco placed second in a pair of events for Towson. The freshman finished second in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events.
In both of those events, the Tigers had three of the top five finishers. Joe Mills finished in fourth and Erik Ripley fifth in the 100-yard backstroke, while Mills tied Disco for second place in the 200-yard backstroke and Ripley finished fifth.
Matt Lowe recorded a lifetime best swim in the 500-yard freestyle for the Tigers, finishing with a time of 4:44.93, which was good for second place in the event.
Diver Alex Cohen posted top-three finishes in both the one and three-meter events for Towson.