Jan. 29, 2016
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined to win 30 of the 32 events Friday night to sweep Goucher at Mangione Pool on Senior Night.
Loyola's men's team beat Goucher, 145-106, while the women's team came out on top, 166-86.
The Greyhounds' men's and women's 200 medley relay teams swept the relay event to begin competition and set the tone for the meet. The women's team of Liz McKenna, Cara Egan, Katilin Richter and Jenna Riley combined for a time of 1:55.76, while the men's squad of Zeke Wolfgang, Ben Cono, Rich Mueller and Ruslan Kopunek won their race in 1:35.50.
In the unique 6x166 free relay, a version of the 1000 free relay, the women's team of Egan, Caitlin Callanan, McKenna and Kelsey Dramis was victorious with a time of 10:31.36. The men's team of North Woods, Jack Bair, Zeke Wolfgang and Stephen Tonaszuck then combined for a winning time of 9:09.04.
Following Maggie Garrahan's win in 3-meter diving, with a score of 223.42, and Ryan Conley's win on the 1-meter boards, with a score of 253.05, Egan and Woods earned their first individual titles of the meet, each touching first in the 100 free. Egan finished in 54.79 and Woods touched in 50.45. Garrahan also won 1-meter diving with a score of 211.35, while Sam Baluzy claimed the men's 3-meter diving title, finishing with a score of 247.42.
Cono followed that up with his sixth win in as many attempts in the 100 breast, turning in a time of 57.98.
In the 500 free, Erika Winkler (5:26.77) and Bair (4:58.94) were victorious and in the 50 fly, Richter (27.51) and Mueller (23.35) won titles. Loyola also swept the 100 IM, getting wins from Maddie Myers (1:04.38) and Sperandio (55.30).
The Greyhounds closed out the meet by winning both 200 free relay races. The women's team of Jenna Brown, Jaime Knippenberg, Verzella and Amy Martinelli combined for a time of 1:48.01, while the men's team of Bair, Hardimon, Kopunek and Mueller finished in 1:28.21.
Loyola will return to action tomorrow as it travels to Annapolis for the Navy Invitational with American, Bucknell, Lafayette, Navy, Seton Hall and Shippensburg. The first session starts at noon with the second session beginning 30 minutes after the end of the first.