Eagles Head to George Mason for Patriot Invitational

Eagles Head to George Mason for Patriot Invitational

WASHINGTON – The American University swimming & diving teams head to nearby Fairfax, Va., for the three day Patriot Invitational hosted by George Mason. Action begins on Thursday with preliminary heats at 10 a.m. followed by finals at 6 p.m. Heats and finals will run at similar times on Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 as well.

Nine teams are set to compete in the meet for the second consecutive year: George Mason, George Washington, Howard, Richmond, Seton Hall, Shippensburg, UMBC and UNC Wilmington.

Live results are available for the meet at the link above.

American is well rested after an extended break since its quad meet at Bucknell with Lafayette and Navy on Nov. 8.

Junior Paris Wood led the AU women and took the bronze in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.76. The time was the fastest for AU in the event this season, besting a mark set by herself in late October against Howard and Mount St. Mary's.

Senior Harrison Volaski matched the performance of Wood, also taking third in the men's 100 back, touching the wall at 52.47. Volaski also swam his fastest race of the season, besting his previous yearly top time for AU in the race.