Swimming Wraps Up Season At ECAC Championships, Men Win Two More Events

March 2, 2009

Complete Results

Cambridge, Mass. - The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams wrapped up their season with several record-setting performances last weekend at the 2009 ECAC Championships.

The men's team placed fourth out of 23 teams with 343 points, while the women were seventh, in a field of 26 teams, with 295 points. The Naval Academy won the men's meet, and Harvard University took the women's title.

On Saturday night, the women's team set two new school records in the 100 Back and the 800 Freestyle Relay. Courtney Trivino bested her own time and set a Loyola record in the 100 Back with a time of 56.95 for fourth place. Mary Henkels also swam in the event and finished in sixth place at 58.08.

The relay team of Sarah Birkenmeier, Megan Shovlin, Emily Benton and Tori Kamauff swam a 7:42.00 in the 800 Freestyle Relay for the new school record in the Day Two finals.

Another relay group swam in the 200 Medley and took fourth place at 1:47.23. This team included Trivino, Kim Krzaczek, Caitlin Cassidy and Lauren Mari.

Krzaczek also swam in the 100 Breaststroke on Saturday and finished with a time of 1:06.83.

In Sunday's competition, Shovlin swam a 17:25.86 in the 1,650 Freestyle for fourth place and the highest finish for the women's team on Day Three.

The men had two top finishes on Saturday night. In the finals of the 200 Medley Relay, Sam McQuaid, Colin Chenet, Ozzy Torres and E.J. Verrico swam a 1:31.46 and became the 2009 ECAC Champions in the event.

Torres claimed the same title with a first place finish in the 100 Fly, swimming a 48.66.

Jacob Drannan had the third place spot in the 400 IM and touched the pads at 3:58.85.

In the final day of competition, Matthew Fralinger took the number two spot in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:01.08.

In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Drannan, Brad Reeser, Torres and Verrico swam a 3:02.98 for third place in the last event of the ECAC Championships.

Torres also swam in the 200 Fly and bested his own top finish with a 1:49.89 time.

The women's team finished the weekend with four new school records and the men's team had three ECAC Champions. This is the first time Loyola has had first place finishes in the ECAC competiton.