Two Records Fall In First Session Of H2Ounds Invitational

Dec. 6, 2014

Final Stats

BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving team broke two school records Friday night in the first of three sessions against former-conference foes Iona, Marist and Saint Peter's in the annual H2Ounds Invitational at Mangione Pool.

Liz McKenna, Cara Egan, Courteney Martin and Erin Calderoni teamed up in the 400 medley relay to record a winning time of 3:49.66 to replace McKenna, Tara Mulligan, Erin Shea and Caitlin Cronin’s time of 3:50.70 from last season at the top of the record boards.

The Greyhounds’ relay team of Marie Clarkson, Mulligan, Jenna Brown and Jenna Egan also finished second in the event with a time of 3:52.67, marking the fourth-best time in school history.

In the 500 free, Calderoni smashed Megan Shovlin’s school record from 2009 (5:02.39), winning the event in 4:56.80, while Maddie Myers finished runner-up with the second-fastest time in school history, 4:59.88.

Brianna Keelan turned in the program’s second-fastest 50 free time, winning the event in 23.96, while Mulligan touched third in 24.13, the school’s fifth-best performance.

In the 200 IM, Theresa McKallen finished with a time of 2:08.94, ranking her fourth in the school’s top times list.

The 800 free relay team of Keelan, Myers, Jenna Egan and Calderoni clocked the second-fastest time in program history, combining for a time of 7:37.23.

On the men’s side, the Greyhounds grabbed five runner-up finishes. The 400 medley relay team of Aidan O’Hara, Dale Maholage, Ben Pearthree and Madison Hardimon finished second in 3:26.14, while the 800 free relay team of O’Hara, Alec Sperandio, Chris Cary and Hardimon took second in 7:00.04.

O’Hara also picked up a runner-up finish individually, touching second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:54.20.

In the 500 free, GJ Apostle was second in 4:38.11 and Nigel Hunter picked up a second-place finish in the 50 free in 21.24.

The Greyhounds will conclude the meet with their third session on Saturday at 3 p.m.