Feb. 20, 2004
BALTIMORE - Loyola's men's and women's swimming and diving teams continued their quest for MAAC glory during Day Two of the 2004 MAAC Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, which is being held at Loyola's Fitness and Aquatic Center, as both Greyhound squads finished the day in third place.
The Greyhounds received their lone gold medal of the day from star junior Marko Turcinov, who won the MAAC title in the 100 Fly for the second consecutive year with his winning time of 49.70 seconds. While no other Loyola swimmer could pull off a gold, the Greyhounds did receive 14 other impressive medal performances from men and women alike and have a legitimate shot at moving up in the team standings during Day Three at MAAC's, which takes place tomorrow.
The other Loyola swimmers to earn medals on Friday are as follows: Chris Berger (5th -- 1000 Free), Lisa Davey (4th -- 400 IM) and Nori Skoda (5th -- 400 IM), Sam Brownell (6th -- 400 IM), Michelle Ryan (6th -- 100 Fly), Jayme Adams (6th -- 200 Free), Ryan Reeser (3rd -- 200 Free), Liz Chlebda (6th -- 100 Breast), Chelsea Brace (5th -- 100 Back), and Dan Casey , who took fourth in the three-meter diving competition with his score of 360.20. Loyola's men's and women's 200 medley relay teams each turned in third-place finishes, while the Greyhound men's 800 Free relay team earned a silver medal as Loyola's women grabbed fourth place.
On the men's side, Rider is in the lead with 593 points, Marist is in second with 576, the Greyhounds are in third with 342, while Iona is in fourth with 286 and Fairfield is in fifth with 224. Niagara (167), St. Peter's (150), and Canisius (73) round out the pack for the men. The Greyhound women, with 368 points, are behind meet-leader Marist, which has 545 points, and Rider, which has 479 points. Loyola's women lead Iona (258), Siena (242), and Fairfield (238). Niagara (173), Canisius (111), Manhattan (89), and St. Peter's (73) complete the women's results.
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