Men’s Swimming & Diving Continues Dominant Run at A-10 Meet

GENEVA, Ohio – GW men’s swimming and diving piled up 10 total medals, including four golds, on Friday night in its latest show of dominance at the Atlantic 10 Championships.

Marek Osina, Durde Matic spirit Karol Mlynarczyk each won individual events before teaming with Tyler Kawakami to end the evening with gold in the 400-yard medley relay.

That quartet had plenty of help on Friday: Osina went 1-2 with Bode Ringenbach in the 400-yard individual medley, Matic swept the podium in the 100-yard butterfly with Ethan Tulenko spirit Dylan Koo and Mlynarczyk went 1-3 with Ryan Patterson in the 100-yard backstroke.

In total, GW had 15 championship finalists across the five individual events to keep pushing out its advantage atop the team standings. Heading into the final day of competition at SPIRE Institute, the Buff and Blue have 586.5 points, well clear of UMass (330.5), St. Bonaventure (324) and George Mason (313) as they look to secure their fifth conference crown in six seasons.

– Osina dropped more than five seconds off his prelims time to finish the 400 IM in an NCAA B-cut time of 3:46.40, just eight hundredths of a second off Emil Pone’s A-10 record. Ringenbach also hit an NCAA consideration time with his runner-up finish in 3:49.66. DH Hwang (eighth, 3:56.55) and Zach Hu (15th, 4:00.85) also scored there.
– Matic’s winning time of 45.79 seconds in the 100 fly was a meet record and just seven-hundredths of a second off his personal-best time from the midseason meet. Tulenko (:47.88) and Koo (:48.06) touched next to join their teammate on the podium, and Kaden Schwaiger finished sixth in 48.42 seconds.
– GW was well-represented in the 200 free final. Josh Legge landed a silver medal in a personal-best time of 1:38.39, and Connor Rodgers (fifth, 1:38.73), Philip Moldovanu (seventh, 1:39.47) and Dylan Arzoni (eighth, 1:39.12) also made the championship final.
– Kawakami picked up silver in the 100 breast in a time of 54.71, just three hundredths of a second behind Jack Artis of UMass.
– GW placed four among the top 11 in the 100 back. Mlynarczyk won in 47.46 seconds, and Patterson landed his first career medal with bronze in a personal-best time of 47.92 seconds. Schwaiger (:48.63) was sixth and Justin Clark (:50.12) finished 11th.
– In the relay, Osina posted a sizzling opening 100 back split of 46.76 seconds to send the Buff and Blue on their way to victory by nearly five seconds.

UP NEXT: The meet concludes Saturday with preliminary races beginning at 10 am and finals set for 6 pm All of the action will be streamed via ESPN+.

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