Manson's 100 Fly Tops @AU_SwimDive Finishes

Kyra Manson swims the butterfly

FAIRFAX, Va.Kyra Manson had a second-place finish in the women's 100-yard butterfly to lead American University performances Saturday at a triple-dual swimming and diving meet hosted by George Mason.

The Eagles dropped dual-meet scoring pairings to the host Patriots, Army West Point and Old Dominion.


• Manson, a sophomore transfer, went 57.97 in the women's 100 fly, losing by 0.21 seconds to Army's Whitney Chang. Eleanor Felton (59.20) finished fourth to add to AU's numerous top-five placings on the day.

• The AU women had a number of third-place finishes by different student-athletes.

Alex Brosvik (200 free, 1:57.02), Lily Koenig (100 back, 58.50), Alex Feys (200 fly, 2:09.60), Manson (50 free, 24.75) and Ryan Jolley (400 IM, 4:45.36) each finished third to lead the Eagles in their events.

• Manson, Felton, Ellen Johnson and Brosvik combined to go 3:36.66 in the 400 freestyle relay, placing second in the final event of the day.

Scott Callander had the best individual finishes of the day for the AU men. He placed fifth in the 100 butterfly (51.58) after posting a seventh in the 200 fly (1:57.50).

Liam Riebling was seventh in the 100 fly (51.80) for the Eagles.

Matt Bean (54.34 in 100 back) and Garrett Sooter (4:25.81 in 400 IM) were eighth in their events.



ODU def. AU, 152.50-140.50

GMU def. AU, 187-105

Army def. AU, 213.50-78.50


ODU def. AU, 226-67

GMU def. AU, 246-50

Army def. AU, 220-61



American has its last tuneup for the Patriot League Championships on Saturday, Feb. 2 when it participates in the Bison Invitational. The meet will be at the same Bucknell facility where the PL meet will be held Feb. 20 to 23.