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Swimming & Diving Wraps Up Meet With Five Wins Saturday

Oct. 12, 2014

Complete Results

Loyola University Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving wrapped up its first competition of the season Saturday, winning five events in a meet against American University, Catholic University of America and George Washington University.

Aidan O'Hara and Brianna Keelan each won two races, and Andrew Mann won another for the Greyhounds.

O'Hara took top honors in the men's 100-yard backstroke, edging a George Washington swimmer by 0.18 with a time of 52.52. Zeke Wolfgang was fifth in the same race, swimming a time of 53.91.

Later, O'Hara came back for a three-plus second win in the 200-yard backstroke, touching the wall in 1:53.38, while Wolfgang was fourth in 1:59.28.

Keelan won the women's 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:56.87, while Calderoni was fifth in the event (1:58.09). On the men's side of the event, Chris Cary placed second (1:45.96), and O'Hara was fifth (1:47.53).

Keelan and Calderoni later finished one-two in the 100-yard freestyle, recording times of 53.50 and 53.88, respectively.

Mann wrapped up the meet for Loyola with a win in the 1,650-yard freestyle, clocking a time of 16:31.91, almost 22 seconds better than the second-place finisher. GJ Apostle was third in 17:16.59, and Stephen Tonaszuck was a place behind in 17:19.53.

Earlier in the competition, Mann placed second in the men's 400-yard individual medley, touching the wall in 4:15.63, while Tonaszuck was fifth in the event (4:25.18).

The Greyhounds took three of the top five spots in the women's 400-yard individual medley. Cara Egan led the way in 4:46.68 to place third, while Keelan was fourth (4:49.34), and Kalie Coyne was fifth (4:49.45).

Ben Pearthree claimed second in the men's 100-yard butterfly (52.12), while teammate Rich Mueller was fifth (54.20). Courteney Martin was fifth in the women's event, finishing in 1:00.54.

Cara Egan and Tara Mulligan were third and fifth in the women's 100-yard breastroke, clocking times of 1:08.61 and 1:09.08, respectively. Dale Maholage was fourth in the men's 100 back (1:01.59).

An event later, Jenna Egan and Liz McKenna went back-to-back in third and fourth with times of 1:00.62 and 1:00.65, respectively, in the 100-yard backstroke. McKenna and Egan then flipped places with the former taking third and the latter fourth in the 200-yard version of the discipline with times of 2:10.09 and 2:12.33.

Alec Sperandino and Pearthree were second (48.80) and fifth (49.21) in the 100-yard freestyle on the men's side. Cara Egan and Mulligan then placed third (2:30.44) and fourth (2:31.88) in the women's 200-yard breaststroke. Maholage was fourth in the men's 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.46).

Maddie Myers placed fifth in the women's 200-yard butterfly (2:13.06), and O'Hara took the same spot on the men's side in 2:02.58.

Kalie Coyne was fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (18:19.91).

McKenzie Coan set two American Paralympic Records on Saturday in the S9 category. She recorded a time of 20:58.93 in the women's 1,650-yard freestyle for one standard and in the same event, her time of 12:36.49 through 1,000 yards was a record, as well.

To read more about the first day of the competition, click here.

The Greyhounds return to action on Oct. 25 for a 1 o'clock meet against Drexel University, Seton Hall University and fellow Patriot League school Lafayettte College. The meet will take place at Loyola's Mangione Pool at the Fitness and Aquatic Center.