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Myers, Garrahan, 800 Free Relay Victorious At Thomas Murphy Invite

Oct. 31, 2014

BALTIMORE -

Freshmen Maddie Myers (500 free) and Maggie Garrahan (3-meter diving) picked up their first career individual wins and the Greyhounds' women's 800 free relay team was victorious, as the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team opened competition against Boston College and Johns Hopkins in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational at Mangione Pool Friday.

Senior Brianna Keelan, freshman Jenna Egan, Myers and senior Erin Calderoni combined for a first-place time of 7:50.90 in the 800 free relay.

Following a pair of runner-up finishes for the Greyhounds in the men's and women's 400 medley relays, Myers out-touched Calderoni in the 500 free by less than three-tenths of a second to snag her first-ever collegiate win in 5:10.60. Calderoni touched in 5:10.89.

Junior Liz McKenna, junior Cara Egan, freshman Courteney Martin and Calderoni started the meet with a second-place finish in the 400 medley relay, combining for a time of 3:59.17. The men's squad of sophomore Aidan O'Hara, sophomore Dale Maholage, freshman Ben Pearthree and freshman Alec Sperandio followed that up by also touching second, finishing in 3:33.39.

In the men's 500 free, freshman Andrew Mann was second with a time of 4:46.09, while O'Hara finished third in the 200 IM in 1:57.75.

In addition to the 800 free relay title, Keelan also earned runner-up honors in the 50 free, touching in 24.47.

In diving, Garrahan won the 3-meter competition with a score of 213.15, while sophomore Noel Theroux and junior Ryan Conley finished second and third, respectively, on the 1-meter boards. Theroux earned a score of 263.25 and Conley checked in at 258.45.

As a team, the Greyhound women lead both Boston College (76-34) and Johns Hopkins (54.50-52.50), while the men are ahead of the Eagles (69-38), but trail the Blue Jays (71-36).

Loyola will return to the pool for two sessions on Saturday. The first session is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with the second beginning at 3 p.m.