Keelan And O'Hara Combine For Three Wins In Swim Meet

Oct. 25, 2014


Sophomore Aidan O'Hara won two events and senior Brianna Keelan claimed one, as the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team hosted Drexel, Lafayette and Seton Hall at the Mangione Pool in the Fitness and Aquatics Center Saturday afternoon.

O'Hara touched first in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:53.74, while junior Zeke Wolfgang finished third in the race with a time of 1:57.04. O'Hara also claimed the 200 IM victory, touching in 1:57.16, while picking up a third-place finish in the 100 back (53.57).

In the women's 50 freestyle, Keelan out-touched all competitors in 24.61, while junior Nigel Hunter finished second in the men's race with a time of 21.81. Keelan also picked up second-place finishes in the 100 free (53.00) and 200 free (1:56.58), while she anchored the 200 medley relay to a runner-up finish to begin the day. Freshman Jenna Egan, junior Cara Egan and freshman Courteney Martin combined with Keelan to finish in 1:49.75.

Junior Liz McKenna recorded a second-place finish in the 100 back, finishing in one-minute flat, while Jenna Egan followed in 1:00.24, to finish third. Egan also finished third in the 200 back with a time of 2:08.97.

In the 1000 free, the Greyhounds picked up a pair of third-place finishes, with freshman Kalie Coyne taking third in the women's race (10:48.40), followed by classmate Andrew Mann touching third in the men's race (9:52.02).

Senior Erin Calderoni had a pair of third-place finishes herself, touching third in the 200 free (1:57.92) and the 500 free (5:15.29), while Wolfgang (200 back, 1:57.04), Cara Egan (200 breast, 2:29.27) and freshman Ben Pearthree (100 fly, 52.49) also recorded third-place finishes today.

In the 50 free and the 100 back, freshman Alyssa Gialamas set new American records. Her time of 41.95 is a new S5 record in the 50 free, while her time of 1:38.51 is the new S5 100 back record.

In diving events, sophomore Noel Theroux finished third on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards, recording scores of 235.65 and 241.65, respectively.

Loyola concluded competition with a third-place finish in the men's 400 free relay, with the quartet of freshman Alec Sperandio, freshman Chris Cary, Hunter and Wolfgang combining for a time of 3:19.04.

In team scoring, the Greyhounds swept Patriot League-foe Lafayette, with the women picking up a 206-88 win and the men earning a 194-104 victory. Loyola fell to both Drexel (men: 201-99; women: 157.5-141.5) and Seton Hall (men: 194-106; women: 172-128).

The Greyhounds will return to the pool on Friday, Oct. 31 when they host the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. Boston College and Johns Hopkins will take part in the two-day tri-meet.