Swimming and Diving Competes at Toyota U.S. Open

December 8, 2019

Georgetown Athletics Communications

This week, eight Hoyas from the Georgetown men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams competed at the Toyota U.S. Open in Atlanta, GA. The competition also serves as a way for the athletes to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials next summer.

Junior Drew Carbone was the standout Hoya this week, winning the C final of the 100-meter backstroke. He finished the final with a time of 55.86 seconds, nearly half a second ahead of the runner-up. Carbone already qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials last year in the 100 and 200-meter backstroke.

Freshman Connor Morikawa also competed in the 100-meter backstroke and was able to advance to the D final. He finished seventh with a time of 1:04.99, but fell short of qualification by less than two seconds.

Sophomore Michael Wheeler competed on Wednesday, winning his heat of the 800-meter freestyle with a personal-best time of 8:13.47, but narrowly missed out on Olympic trial qualification. He also swam on Saturday, finishing 34th in the 1500-meter freestyle.

Freshmen Samantha Kim and Josiah Lauver, sophomores Brett Sherman and Sean Devlin, and junior Nathaniel Goldfarb also competed in Atlanta this week.

The team will have a break until January 18, when the Hoyas will kick off their second semester schedule with a dual meet at George Washington. For continued coverage of all Georgetown sports, follow @GUVoiceSports on Twitter.

Tristan Lee
Tristan is the Voice's sports executive and a senior in Georgetown College. He mostly covers Georgetown's football, basketball, and baseball teams.

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