EMMITSBURG, Md. - Senior Cara Egan broke two school records to lead the Loyola University Maryland women’s swimming and diving team at Mount St. Mary’s Friday night, as the Greyhounds erased six short course school records in the dual meet.
Egan broke Maya Olivieri’s record of 1:17.39 in the 100 breast, set in 2012, touching in a time of 1:15.37, while she also finished in 2:43.32 in the 200 breast to beat Nori Skoda’s school record of 2:46.28 from 2004.
Loyola’s 400 medley relay team of Jenna Egan, Tara Mulligan, Kait Richter and Aly Pacitti smashed the previous school record of 4:45.75, set by Mary Thackston, Tawn Turnesa, Jane Bozza and Amy Cole in 1994. The 2015 quartet combined to finish first in 4:27.86.
In the 200 butterfly, Maddie Meyers completed the race in 2:24.92 to better Abby Wiese’s school-record time of 2:27.83 from 2009, while Richter touched first in the 100 fly (1:05.96) to replace Caitlin Cassidy’s record of 1:06.14 from 2008 atop of the record boards.
The Greyhounds’ final school record to fall was in the 200 backstroke, as Liz McKenna bettered Courtney Trivino’s record of 2:24.81 from 2010. McKenna won the race in 2:24.49.
McKenna also won the 100 back in 1:06.99, while Myers touched first in the 200 free in 2:11.09 and Kalie Coyne finished first in the 200 IM in 2:29.83.
Loyola will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 14, when the Greyhounds host Howard and VMI at Mangione Pool.