Three Greyhounds Win Events On First Day Of Thomas Murphy Invite

Nov. 2, 2012

BALTIMORE - Senior Brennan Morris and juniors Victoria Arturi and Michael Brown won their respective events Friday night to lead the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team on the first day of the Thomas Murphy Invitational at Mangione Pool at the Fitness and Aquatics Center.

Morris claimed his 14th-straight 500 freestyle race, winning the event in 4:38.29. In diving events, Arturi and Brown each claimed their first collegiate titles with Arturi winning the 3-meter diving with a score of 209.47 and Brown winning the 1-meter diving with a 192.07.

Junior Elizabeth Mixa finished second to Arturi with a score of 197.62, while freshman Ryan Conley was second in the 1-meter diving event with a score of 169.12.

Junior Caitlin Cronin also finished the day with a runner-up finish, touching second in the 50 free in 24.51, while the Greyhounds’ 800 freestyle relay team of Morris, graduate student Ryan Shea, freshman Timmy Barry and senior Ryan Shovlin combined for a second-place finish in 7:08.87.

Junior Bryan Bedacht finished third in the 500 free, touching in 4:47.72, while Loyola placed three Greyhounds in the top eight of the 200 IM. Led by Shovlin’s fourth-place finish in 2:00.63, junior Jacob Norfolk touched seventh (2:08.48) and junior Peter Hadjokas was eighth in 2:08.76.

Shea finished the 500 free in fourth place, touching in 21.84. Barry picked up a sixth-place finish in the 50 free (22.29) and sophomore Erin Calderoni was seventh in the 500 free (5:18.28).

Loyola will return to the pool on Saturday for the second, and final, day of the Thomas Murphy Invitational. Events are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., and then again at 3 p.m.