Swimming & Diving Defeats Fairfield, Iona

Jan. 30, 2010

Complete Results

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - The Loyola University Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving teams combined to set 15 school records, as the Greyhounds completed a sweep of Fairfield and Iona in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

The women defeated Fairfield, 154-132, and Iona, 154-132. The men topped the Stags, 161-115, and the Gaels, 157-111.

Megan Shovlin set a pair of school short-course meters records with a pair of victories, and she recorded another record in a time trial. Courtney Trivino won two events, too, and set a third school record with a second-place finish.

On the men's side, Ozzy Torres tied a school record that he set previously, and notched another best in his second event. Jacob Drannan also was a multiple-event winner for the Greyhounds.

The women's 200-meter medley relay team opened the meet with a second-place performance. Mary Henkels, Trivino, Caitlin Cassidy and Lauren Mari swam a time of 2:03.75 to set a new school record.

Loyola's men followed that with a first place performance in the 200 medley relay. Drannan, Matt Fralinger, Jeff Rowe and Tony Florida swam a time of 1:47.86.

Shovlin set the first of her records in the 800 freestyle, winning in 9:16.14, while Caitlin Winkler and Meaghan McCotter placed fourth (9:39.64) and fifth (9:45.02), respectively.

Drannan took first in the men's 800 freestyle (8:42.45), while Ryan Shovlin placed third (8:52.52), and John Kenyon was fifth (9:15.07).

Patrick Mukri led a 1-2 Greyhounds' finish in the 200 freestyle, clocking a time of 1:57.48 to beat teammate Zach Oster, who was second in 1:59.72.

Henkels notched a school record in the 100 backstroke, swimming 1:07.32, while Cassidy was second for Loyola in 1:08.55. Sam McQuaid and Brad Reeser were first and second in the men's 100 backstroke with times of 59.97 and 1:01.78.

Colin Chenet won the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.59, and Torres set the first of his school records in the 200 butterfly (2:07.27). Joe Conti was third for the Greyhounds behind Torres (2:16.62), and Scott Miller took fourth (2:17.36).

Trivino led a 1-2-3 sweep for the Greyhounds in the 200 backstroke with a school-record time of 2:24.81. Henkels was just behind in 2:26.76, and Carissa McStay finished third in 2:27.34.

In the same event on the men's side, Mukri led another 1-2-3 finish for Loyola. He clocked a time of 2:11.10 to edge Drannan (2:11.86) and Casey Stodter (2:13.73).

Megan Shovlin took first with a school record in the 400 freestyle (4:32.43), while Nicole Romano was second (4:36.68). Cassidy then won the 100 butterfly (1:06.76), while Sara Mion was third in 1:08.30.

Torres tied his own school record in the 100 butterfly (56.39), while Jeff and Tim Rowe took second and third, respectively, in 59.85 and 59.92, respectively.

Trivino set another record in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:26.01, and Carissa McStay was second in 2:28.80. Drannan then record another school standard in the men's 200 individual medley in 2:06.94.

Trivino also broke the 100 breastroke record with a time of 1:17.09 to finish second in the 100 breaststroke.

The women's 400 freestyle relay team of Mari, Megan Royer, Henkels and Romano set a school record in 4:05.90, finishing second. Mari led off the relay with a time of 1:00.88, breaking a school 100 freestyle mark that was last set in 1990.

The men's `A' entry in the 400 freestyle relay - McQuaid, Zach Oster, Drannan and Reeser - swam an exhibition time of 3:34.17 to set a school record. Mukri, Florida, Michael DiNapoli and Jeff Rowe then swam 3:42.02 to lead the scoring teams in the event.

A pair of Greyhounds, Megan Shovlin and Anthony Bussanich, swam 1,500 freestyle time trials, setting school records with times of 17:30.26 and 17:16.86, respectively.

Other top finishers for the Loyola women were Romano (200 freestyle, 3rd, 2:13.44), Abby Wiese (200 butterfly, 3rd, 2:28.44), Royer (50 freestyle, 3rd, 28.23), Alex Coletta (1-meter diving, 2nd, 172.5), and Mary Jane Pijanowski (200 breaststroke, 3rd, 2:50.98).

On the men's side, top finishers were Oster (50 freestyle, 2nd, 24.55), Jon Wertz (100 freestyle, 3rd, 55.08), Marc Fink (200 breaststroke, 3rd, 2:31.31) and Ryan Shovlin (400 freestyle, 2nd, 4:15.52).

The meet was the final tune-up for the Greyhounds before they host the MAAC Championships at the Mangione Aquatic Center. The Championships begin Thursday, February 11, and conclude on Saturday, February 13.