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Egan And O'Hara Win Individual Events At Thomas Murphy Invite

Nov. 1, 2014

BALTIMORE -

Sophomore Aidan O’Hara and freshman Jenna Egan swept the 200 back titles, while the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team captured the women’s 200 and 400 freestyle relay events on the final day of the Thomas Murphy Invitational at Mangione Pool.

The quartet of senior Brianna Keelan, sophomore Tara Mulligan, Egan and senior Erin Calderoni started the day off with a win in the 200 free relay, touching in 1:38.75. Keelan, Mulligan and Calderoni also teamed with junior Liz McKenna in the 400 free relay, winning the event with a time of 3:35.39.

In the 200 back, Egan won the women’s race in 2:08.55, while O’Hara was the first to touch on the men’s side, finishing with a time of 1:52.69.

In the 400 IM, freshman Maddie Myers finished second in 4:39.51, while classmate Kalie Coyne was third in 4:42.09. On the men’s side, freshman Andrew Mann touched third with a time of 4:18.74.

Freshman Courteney Martin followed that up with a third-place finish in the 100 fly (59.96).

In the 200 free, Keelan and Calderoni finished second and third, respectively, for the women, with Keelan finishing in 1:56.98 and Calderoni clocking in at 1:57.35. For the men, junior Madison Hardimon was third in 1:45.74. Hardimon also checked in third in the 100 free, finishing with a time of 47.63, while Keelan (52.77) and Calderoni (53.78) finished second and third, respectively, in the women’s race.

Loyola finished second and third in both of the 100 back races, with junior Liz McKenna (59.98) and O’Hara (53.02) picking up runner-up honors, and Egan (1:00.11) and junior Zeke Wolfgang (53.73) clocking in third.

The Greyhounds then earned a pair of second-place finishes in the 1650 free. Freshman Kalie Coyne touched in 18:10.54 and classmate Andrew Mann turned ina  time of 16:42.52.

In the 200 breast, junior Cara Egan finished third in 2:28.30, and in the 200 medley relay, McKenna, Mulligan, Martin and Keelan finished second with a time of 1:49.51.

In diving events, sophomore Noel Theroux finished second on the 3-meter boards with a score of 261.38 and freshman Maggie Garrahan picked up a third-place finish in 1-meter diving (205.04).

As a team, the Greyhound women topped Boston College, 229.5-140.5, while they fell to Johns Hopkins, 201-163. The men dropped both dual meets to the Eagles, 207-163, and the Blue Jays, 240-124.

Loyola will next host Howard and VMI in a 1 p.m., meet on Saturday, Nov. 8.