Greyhounds Finish Third At MAAC Swimming And Diving Championships

Feb. 19, 2006


BALTIMORE, Md. - Competing in her final college meet, senior Jayme Adams set a school record in the 100 free by finishing fourth as the Greyhounds earned third place in the final day of the MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the Mangione Aquatic Center on Saturday evening.

The Greyhounds scored 665 points to earn third place while Marist repeated as the conference champion with 821 points. Rider finished ahead of Loyola with 782 points. "I am very proud of the team's third place finish this weekend," Coach Brian Loeffler said. "We had many swimmers have personal best times."

Adams set the school record by finishing with a time of :53.81 in the 100 free, which was good for fourth place. "It was nice to see Jayme set the record in the 100 free after four years of hard training," Loeffler said.

In addition to Adams' performance in the 100 free, junior Jennifer Zohorsky earned sixth place (:54.91) while freshman Emily Benton followed in seventh place. Freshman Sarah Birkenmeier took eighth place in the event with a time of :55.08.

Sophomore Megen Hadley finished in third place in the 1650 free with a time of 17:50.92, while sophomore Ian Perazzelli led the Loyola men with a fourth place finish in the event, touching the wall in 16:40.55.

Freshman Victoria Kamauff continued her outstanding weekend with a fifth-place standing in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:10.21. Junior Nori Skoda led the Greyhounds with a fourth place finish in the 200 breaststroke, while freshman Hannah DePaulis earned eighth place in the event.

Junior Michelle Ryan and senior Chelsea Brace finished in fourth and seventh places, respectively, in the 200 butterfly while junior Megan Sterback recorded 395.40 points in finishing third in the three-meter diving event.

The Greyhounds ended the meet by setting a school record in the 400 free relay. Led by Adams and Kamauff, Loyola recorded a time of 3:36.34 in the event to earn third place.

Meanwhile, the men's team finished in third place with 508 points while Marist earned the team title and Rider earned second place.

Junior Drew Crampton finished in eighth place in the 100 freestyle with a time of :47.86 while senior James Harris took sixth place in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:12.92. Sophomore Jonathan Sheffield took sixth place in the 200 fly, touching the wall in 2:00.47.

The Greyhounds also took third place in the 400 free relay, registering a mark of 3:10.33.