Feb. 18, 2006
BALTIMORE, Md. - Junior Ryan Reeser finished second in the 1000 freestyle event while taking fourth place in the 200 freestyle event as the Greyhound men's swimming and diving team retained its third place standing after the second day at the 2006 MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Mangione Aquatic Center on Friday evening.
Reeser, who was competing in the event for just the second time in his career, recorded an ECAC `A' qualifying time of 9:35.51, missing first place by less than two seconds. He also recorded an ECAC `A' time in the 200 freestyle, touching the wall in 1:44.78. Patrick Hicks won the consolation heat of the 200 free for Loyola, finishing in 1:45.75.
Sophomore Ian Perazzelli took fifth place in the 1000 free and also qualified for the ECAC Championships with a time of 9:56.81 while senior James Malone completed the race in a time of 10:10.49, which was good for eighth place and a spot in the ECAC Championships.
In addition to his effort in the 200 free, Hicks took sixth place in the 400 individual medley by registering a time of 4:19.79.
Senior James Harris earned fifth place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:00.72 while freshman Ernest Verrico took seventh place with a time of 1:01.16. Doug Alban took eighth place in the 100 backstroke with a mark of :55.21.
Perazzelli, Verrico, Hicks and Reeser teamed up to take third place in the 800 free relay with an ECAC `A' time of 7:01.00.
Meanwhile, freshman Victoria Kamauff set a school record in the 200 freestyle event during the morning preliminaries with a time of 1:57.33. She finished in sixth place in the evening's finals behind senior Jayme Adams, who earned fifth place with a time of 1:57.35. Freshman Sarah Birkenmeier took seventh place in the event while junior Jennie Zohorsky earned eighth place.
Sophomore Megen Hadley earned fourth place in the 1000 freestyle event with a time of 10:41.05, qualifying for the ECAC Championships. Junior Nori Skoda led five Loyola swimmers in the 400 individual medley final, completing the race in 4:45.01 for fourth place. Juniors Laura Hanlon, Michelle Ryan and Zohorsky followed in fifth, sixth and seventh places, respectively, while freshman Katie Siemon finished in eighth place.
Senior Chelsea Brace finished in eighth place in the 100 fly, earning a time of 1:01.83. She also finished in fifth place in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 1:01.74.
Junior Liz Chlebda earned sixth place in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.30, while Skoda took first place in the consolation final of the event.
Kamauff, Hadley, Adams and Birkenmeier teamed together for the 800 free relay and set a new school record with a third-place time of 7:54.11. Brace, Skoda, Ryan and Kamauff earned fourth place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.84.
The Greyhounds conclude competition at the conference meet on Saturday beginning at 10:00 a.m.