Nov. 4, 2011
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team claimed three victories on the first day of the Thomas Murphy Invitational Friday at the Mangione Aquatics Center.
The Greyhounds also got runner-up finishes from senior Courtney Trivino, sophomore Caitlin Cronin and sophomore Ben Duva, while Mukri and the Greyhounds’ 400-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relays earning third-place finishes.
Trivino finished second in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:10.30, while Mukri finished third on the men’s side in 1:58.01. In the 500-yard freestyle, Duva finished second in 4:52.64.
Cronin earned runner-up honors in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.49 and was also a member of Loyola’s 800-yard freestyle, with sophomore Erin Shea, freshman Brianna Keelan and freshman Erin Calderoni, that finished third in 7:58.22.
The Greyhounds’ men’s 400-yard medley relay of Morris, junior Jeffrey Rowe, Mukri and Florida finished third, touching in 3:28.81.
Following the first day of competition, Loyola’s women lead Saint Francis (Pa.), 58-49, but trail Johns Hopkins, 67-40. On the men’s side, the Blue Jays lead the Greyhounds, 65-42.
Loyola will return to the pool tomorrow for two sessions. The first competition will begin at 10 a.m., with the second starting at 3 p.m.