Jan. 12, 2013
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. - Junior Caitlin Cronin won three freestyle events Saturday afternoon at Rider to lead the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team. Senior Brennan Morris also won the 1000 free, while junior Elle Mixa claimed the 1-meter diving title.
Cronin touched first in the 200 free with a time of 1:55.88 and followed that up with a victory in the 50 free (25.43) and 100 free (54.71). Morris was first to finish the 1000 free, claiming a time of 9:51.53. Junior Bryan Bedacht finished runner-up in the event with a time of 10:28.91.
In 1-meter diving, Mixa earned a score of 234.00, while she also finished second in 3-meter diving (209.10).
In addition to the victories, Loyola had 15 Greyhounds earn second and third place finishes.
Bedacht added another runner-up finish to his 1000 free performance, finishing second in the 500 free (4:53.07).
Senior Ryan Shovlin touched second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.76, while he also earned a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 fly (54.80) and the 200 fly (2:01.93).
Junior Courtney Chenet finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:19.47, while freshman Danny Sullivan was second in the 200 breast (2:19.65).
Junior Michael Brown, sophomore Erin Calderoni and freshman Peter Hadjokas each contributed a second and third place finish in their respective events. Brown was second in 3-meter diving (248.10) and third in 1-meter diving (259.12), Calderoni was runner-up in the 500 free (5:18.86) and third in the 200 free (1:59.33) and Hadjokas touched second in the 100 back, in 56.92, and was third in the 200 back in 2:04.59.
In the 50 free, junior Zachary Eller barely edged freshman Nigel Hunter and senior Jeffrey Rowe out of runner-up honors. Eller touched in 22.50, while Hunter (22.59) and Rowe (22.95) followed, respectively.
The Greyhounds’ remaining third-place finishes included a pair from freshman Lizzie McKenna in the 100 back (1:01.62) and the 200 back (2:13.59), in addition to one from Rowe (200 free, 1:50.21), sophomore Rachel Zucco (200 breast, 2:33.44) and freshmen Jack Bair (200 free, 1:50.21), Madison Hardimon (100 free, 49.74) and Kaitlin Richter (200 fly, 2:15.13).
As a team, Rider swept the competition, winning on the men’s side by a score of 202-96, and on the women’s side, 195-99.
Loyola will return to the pool on Saturday, Jan. 19 for its final home meet of the season. The Greyhounds will host UMBC at the Mangione Pool in the Fitness and Aquatic Center. Events are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.