Oct. 10, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Loyola's men's swimming and diving team set 11 school records, and the Greyhounds' women had another, in the team's first action of the season Saturday afternoon against George Mason and the U.S. Naval Academy.
"Overall I was please we broke so many school records for short course meters," Head Coach Brian Loeffler said. "We only get the chance to swim meters every other year the way our schedule is lined up. I would have liked to come away with a victories for both the men and women, but Navy and George Mason were both too tough today."
Brennan Morris began his Loyola swimming career with a pair of wins and three school records. He touched the wall first in the 800 freestyle and 200 backstroke, swimming times of 8:18.57 and 2:05.42, respectively. He also was fourth in the 200 freestyle in 1:56.44, setting school standards in all three events.
Matthew Fralinger finished fourth in two events, swimming 1:06.53 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:27.82 in the 200 breaststroke, improving on his own school records in both events.
Jacob Drannan won the 200 individual medley in 2:11.33, edging Ryan David of George Mason by 0.15.
Ozzy Torres was victorious in the 100 butterfly, winning in 56.39, while teammate Tim Rowe placed third in 59.69. Torres time of 2:08.76 was good for fifth place in the in the 200 butterfly, and he recorded school records in both events.
Brad Reeser had a pair of second place finish in the sprint events for the Greyhounds. He touched the wall second in the 50 freestyle in 24.35, edging Navy's Marshall Daniels by 0.08, and Reeser was also runner-up in the 100 freestyle in 53.77.
Sam McQuaid finished third in the 100 backstroke in 58.77, a new school record.
Patrick Mukri took fourth behind Morris in the 200 backstroke, swimming 2:10.14, and sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:57.03.
Loyola's men took second in both relays, breaking school marks in both. The 200 medley squad of McQuaid, Chenet, Torres and Reeser finished 0.48 behind the winning Navy team in 1:45.58. The 400 freestyle relay of McQuaid, Jonathan Wertz, Zach Oster and Drannan was second in 3:36.24.
Mary Henkels posted the women's best performance, taking second in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.77. She was also third in the 200 backstroke in 2:28.02.
Abby Wiese took third in the 200 butterfly during her collegiate debut, swimming a time of 2:27.83, a new school record.
Megan Shovlin placed fourth in the 800 freestyle in 9:35.75 and seventh in the 200 freestyle in 2:15.66.
Philip Scholz set two American Paralympic Records in the S11 category with times of 29.16 in the 50 freestyle and 1:12.30 in the 100 butterfly.
George Mason defeated the Loyola men, 154.5-139.5 and the women, 196-103. The Navy men beat the Greyhounds, 161-109, and the women, 210-85.