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Greyhounds Conclude Action At ECAC Swimming And Diving Championships

Feb. 18, 2007

Boston, Mass. - The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams concluded competition at the ECAC Championships with several championship finalists in Boston, Mass. Sunday's results left both the men and women with Top-10 finishes at the meet.

The women picked up 195.5 points and placed seventh overall while the men scored 159 points en route to a ninth-place finish. Harvard won both the men's and women's competition while MAAC foe Marist took second on both sides.

Junior Megen Hadley was one of three women's swimmers to score points in the 1650-yard freestyle, leading the way with her championship final time of 17:46.86. Hadley took sixth in the race while freshman Megan Shovlin (15th) and sophomore Clare Ostrom (16th) picked up consolation finalist points.

The women also had three consolation finalists in the 200-yard backstroke with freshman Melissa White taking 11th (2:10.07), Victoria Kamauff placing 12th (2:11.82) and Mary Jane Pijanowski placing 15th overall.

On the men's side, junior Doug Alban earned a sixth-place finish in the 1650-yard freesyle and a 13th-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Alban swam a 16:53.63 in the 1650 Free and a time of 1:58.55 in the 200 Back.

The Greyhounds also had consolation finalists in the 1650 with Ian Perazzelli's eight-place showing and freshman Greg Thomasson's ninth-place finish in the event.

The Reeser brothers garnered championship points in the 100-yard freestyle with senior Ryan Reeser taking seventh (47.09) and freshman Brad Reeser taking 15th (47.58). Ernest Verrico finished 14th in the 200-yard breaststroke and Patrick Hicks placed 15th to round out Loyola's individual scoring.

Women - Final Team Scores  Place School                                          Points       ===================================================================1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY                 HARV            6482 MARIST COLLEGE SWIMMING/DIVING     MAR             589.53 RIDER UNIVERSITY                   RIDER           409.54 TOWSON UNIVERSITY                  TU              401.55 UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT              UVM             3706 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA         UPENN           1977 LOYOLA COLLEGE                     LOY             195.59 UNIVERSITY OF MAINE                MAINE           17710 YALE UNIVERSITY                    YALE            15811 BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY              BING            10412 FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY               FU               9713 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE        UNH              4214 BOSTON UNIVERSITY                  BU               3315 NIAGARA UNIVERSITY                 NI               3016 MANHATTAN COLLEGE                  MAN              10

Men - Final Team ScoresPlace School Points ===================================================================1 HARVARD UNIVERSITY HARV 5132 MARIST COLLEGE SWIMMING/DIVING MAR 458.53 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SWIMMING COL 387.54 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY JHOP 3785 RIDER UNIVERSITY RIDER 3696 BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY BING 3667 YALE UNIVERSITY YALE 3588 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA UPENN 236.59 LOYOLA COLLEGE LOY 15910 IONA COLLEGE IONA 114.511 SAINT PETER'S COLLEGE SPC 10712 NIAGARA UNIVERSITY NI 9513 BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY BUSDT 7714 BOSTON UNIVERSITY BU 4015 FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY FU 3816 UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS UMASS 2517 PENN STATE BEHREND PSB 2318 UNIVERSITY OF MAINE MAINE 18