FAIRFAX, Va. – American University will compete in its biggest swimming and diving event of the fall semester this weekend when it travels west to compete in the three-day Patriot Invitational hosted by George Mason.
Prelims on Thursday, Friday and Saturday begin at 10 a.m., with finals each evening beginning at 6 p.m. The three-day meet runs in a format very similar to league and NCAA championships at the end of each season.
American will be one of nine teams attending the meet, which will include Drexel, Florida Atlantic, Richmond, Seton Hall, Shippensburg, UMBC, UNC Wilmington and the host Patriots.
The Eagles have tapered their training for the Patriot Invitational, which last year produced a number of season-bests by AU swimmers and divers.
PATRIOT INVITATIONAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Prelims (10 a.m.): 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, Time Trials
Finals (6 p.m.): 200 Free Relay, 500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free, 400 Medley Relay
Diving (12 p.m.): Women's 3m and Men's 1m Prelims and Finals
Prelims (10 a.m.): 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, Time Trials
Finals (6 p.m.): 200 Medley Relay, 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 800 Free Relay
Diving (12 p.m.): Women's 1m and Men's 3m Prelims and Finals
Prelims (10 a.m.): 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, Time Trials
Finals (6 p.m.): 1,650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 400 Free Relay
American will compete next at the U.S. Swimming Short-Course Nationals (Nov. 29 – Dec. 1) and at the ECAC Winter Championships (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2).