Swimming And Diving Finishes Third In Combined Scoring Event In Puerto Rico

Jan. 4, 2015

SAN JUAN, P.R. - The Loyola University Maryland men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined for a third-place finish at the Copa Coqui Invitational in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday.

The Greyhounds tallied the third-most points among the men’s teams (196 points) and the fourth-most among women’s teams (184) to finish in third with a combined 380 points overall.

Erin Calderoni led the women’s squad with a runner-up finish in the 100 free in a time of 1:01.68, out-touching classmate Brianna Keelan, who finished third in 1:01.89.

On the men’s side, Madison Hardimon and Aidan O’Hara notched a pair of second-place finishes, as Hardimon finished second in the 100 free in 55.33. O’Hara was the runner-up in the 100 back in 1:01.03 and also touched third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:14.72.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology accumulated the most points on the men’s side, finishing with 406, followed by the University of Connecticut with 380. The Greyhounds, finishing third, were followed by St. Cloud State with 184 points and Team Puerto Rico with 117 points.

Illinois State led all women’s teams with 324 points, followed by Connecticut (316 points) and MIT (281.5). St. Cloud State checked in after Loyola with 148 points to round out the top five.

UConn combined for the most team points (696), while MIT was second (687.5) and Loyola was third. St. Cloud State finished fourth with 332, barely edging out Illinois State (324).

The Greyhounds will return to the States for a dual meet with Lehigh on Saturday, Jan. 17. Events are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.