Feb. 28, 2009
Cambridge, Mass. - The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams have put together several excellent performances in Day 1 of the 2009 ECAC Championships at Harvard University. The Greyhounds set three new records, most notably sophomore Jacob Drannan's win in the 200 Individual Medley. He swam a 1:50.15 for the win, setting a new school record and ECAC standard. This victory was Loyola's first in the ECAC Championships.
The Greyhound men also had a huge win in the 400 Medley Relay. The team of sophomores Sam McQuaid, Colin Chenet, Ozzy Torres and junior Brad Reeser finished at 3:20.10, just touching out Johns Hopkins by five seconds.
Reeser also swam in the men's 50 Freestyle finals and touched the pads at 21.06.
On the women's side, freshman Courtney Trivino took second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:05.21 to break her own school record.
Junior Megan Shovlin finished in sixth place in the 500 Free finals, but it was her preliminary time of 5:02.39 that set a new Loyola school record. Her finals time was 5:04.67.
Day Two of the ECAC Championships begins with the 200 Medley Relay preliminaries at 10:00 a.m. Saturday's finals are scheduled to commence at 6:00 p.m.