Ryan Reeser And Melissa White Earn Wins On Day One Of Thomas Murphy Invitational

Nov. 10, 2006


Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams completed action on Day One of the Thomas Murphy Invitational with a pair of individual victories and a relay win through 10 events on Friday night.

Melissa White led the women's effort with first-place finish in the 200-yard IM, swimming a time of 2:15.33 in the event.

The Greyhound women also had a pair of runner-up finishes in the first set of events with Megen Hadley taking second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:21.46) and freshman Megan Royer placing second in the 50-yard freestyle (25.12) after being edged out by three-tenths of a second.

Senior Ryan Reeser was the men's top finisher with a victory in the 500-yard freestyle. Reeser posted a time of 4:44.87 in the event while teammate Ian Perazelli placed third in 4:55.69.

Reeser was also part of Loyola's winning 800-yard freestyle relay team. Teaming up with younger brother Brad Reeser, junior Patrick Hicks and freshman Zachary Oster, the foursome swam a time of 7:07.33 to earn the win.

The Greyhounds return to the pool on Saturday as they conclude Thomas Murphy Invitational action against Johns Hopkins, Howard and VMI.