@AU_SwimDive Has Big Efforts at Patriot Invitational

Tori Haviland swims the freestyle.

FAIRFAX, Va.Scott Callander placed second in the men's 200-yard butterfly to highlight American University performances Saturday at the Patriot Invitational swimming and diving meet at George Mason.

On the women' side, freshman Lily Koenig was fifth in the 200 backstroke following her strong finish earlier in the weekend in the 100 back, while senior Tori Haviland cut two seconds off her career-best in the 200 butterfly.

American placed seventh in the men's team standings with 120 points. Drexel won the men's meet with 779 points, 50 better than UNC Wilmington.

The Eagles had 232 points on the women's side to place eighth. UNCW finished the three-day meet with 850 points, winning by nearly 100 points over Drexel.

Callander, who also got a second-place finish earlier in the meet in the 100 fly, went 1:50.68, finishing less than a second behind Matthew Lynch of George Mason. He cut four seconds off his previous season-best.

Freshman Liam Riebling finished 14th in the same event, swimming 1:54.43 to tie for 13th on AU's all-time list.

Koenig went 2:02.51 in the 200 back final, moving from 12th to fifth on AU's all-time list. She swam in the 'A' final in the 100 back earlier in the meet.

Haviland went 2:04.85 in the 200 fly, moving from seventh to fifth on the AU list. Alex Feys finished 13th in 2:06.28, with her four-second season best placing her seventh in that event at AU. Lauren Anderson swam 2:10;.46 in the 'C' final to rank 14th.

Alex Brosvik was eighth in the 100 free, with her prelim time of 52.34 ranking eighth at AU.

The Eagles will compete next on Nov. 30 at the U.S. Swimming Short-Course Nationals and on Dec. 1 at the ECAC Winter Championships.