Eagles Show Speed at Season-Opening Potomac Relays

Eagles Show Speed at Season-Opening Potomac Relays

WASHINGTON – American University opened the 2014-15 season on Friday afternoon in Frailey Pool. The Eagles hosted the annual Potomac Relays with George Mason, Georgetown, George Washington, Howard, Mary Washington and Towson all coming to the Reeves Aquatic Center.

In addition to several impressive relays by the Eagles, the diving teams were also in action at nearby Georgetown. Senior Melissa Parker placed and second and fourth on the three and one meter boards, respectively.

Rookie diver Fiona Caulfield started here American University career off in grand fashion, registering a 199.05 at 1 meter, good for 10th all-time at AU.

American got its best swimming performance of the day from its men's 3x100 backstroke team. The squad started fast and kept up a strong effort throughout, finishing second overall with a time of 2:40.69. The team of Harrison Volaski, Kilian and Dylan Hall also posted initial splits of sub 26.3, highlighted by a 24.89 by Korth.

AU's 3x100 backstroke team placed third overall, finishing the relay in 2:58.35. Junior Paris Wood started off the race with a 28.99 split. 

AU also picked up fourth-place finishes in the 500 freestyle relay, with the women hitting the wall in in 4:48.30, in addition to  the men's 3x100 breaststroke with a time of 3:08.76.