Two Relays Score In First Day Of ECAC Swimming Championships

Feb. 27, 2015

Final Stats

PITTSBURGH - The Loyola University Maryland men's swimming and diving team had four Greyhounds compete in at the ECAC Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Pittsburgh Friday.

The quartet of sophomores Aidan O'Hara and Dale Maholage, and freshmen Chris Cary and Phillip Jones combined for an 11th and 12th place finish in the 400 medley relay and 200 free relay, respectively, while they all also competed in individual events.

Cary led off the 200 free relay, followed by Jones and Maholage, before O'Hara anchored the team to a time of 1:28.01, bettering their time of 1:28.94 from the preliminary round.

In the 400 medley relay, O'Hara got things started, followed by Maholage, Cary and Jones. The group shaved almost seven seconds off from their preliminary time (3:36.86), touching in 3:29.98.

In individual events, O'Hara finished the preliminary round of the 200 IM in 20th with a time of 1:53.81, while Cary touched 25th in the event with a time of 1:54.57.

In the 50 free, Jones was 30th in 22.41 and Maholage was 41st with a time of 22.66.

Freshman Sarah Trent also competed today in the time trials of the 200 IM, touching in 2:21.06.

Through 12 events, the Greyhounds' men's squad is in 11th place with 22 points. Navy leads the way with 224 points, with Binghamton second (157 points) and Marist third (124).

Loyola will return to the pool tomorrow for the second day of competition.