Swimming and Diving Opens Season With Pair Of Losses

Oct. 15, 2005

Complete Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Juniors Michele Ryan and Ryan Reeser both set school meters records in the Greyhounds' season opener at Navy, but Loyola was unable to produce a victory in falling to the host Midshipmen and George Washington University in a double dual meet at Lejuene Hall on Saturday afternoon.

The Greyhound women's squad lost to Navy by a 211-84 margin while suffering a 184-116 setback against the Colonials. The men's team fell to the Mids by a 219.50-69.50 score and were handed a 195-85 defeat by George Washington.

Ryan broke the school's meters record in the 200-meter fly with a mark of 2:33.09, which was good for fifth place in the event. She broke the previous mark of 2:34.13, which was set during the 1989 season.

Reeser eclipsed his own mark in the 200-meter free with a time of 1:56.77, which earned fourth place in the event. Last season, he set the record with a time of 1:57.12. He also finished in fourth place in the 100-meter free with a time of :53.91 and in third place in the 50-meter free with a mark of :24.59.

The Greyhounds nearly had a third record broken at the start of the meet as the women's 200-meter medley relay team finished with a fourth place time of 2:09.22, which was 0.18 seconds off the record set in 2002.

Sophomore Megen Hadley finished in fourth place in the 800-meter free with a time of 9:43.13 and the 400-meter free with a mark of 4:43.34. Junior Nori Skoda earned fourth place in the 200-meter breaststroke (2:49.58) and in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:19.08).

The Greyhounds open the home portion of their 2005-2006 schedule on Friday, October 28 when they host Providence College at the Mangione Aquatic Center. The meet is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m.