Swimming And Diving Returns To MAAC Competition After Long Layoff

Jan. 13, 2006

BALTIMORE, Md. - After over a month out of competition, the Greyhound men's and women's swimming and diving teams return to action on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Rider University to face the Broncs in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference dual meet. The meet is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m.

The Greyhounds, who have spent most of the last week on a training trip in Florida, last competed at the H2Ounds Invitational in the first weekend of December. Loyola earned a pair of wins against Catholic and Niagara in the meet, while suffering a loss to Marist in the two-day event.

Senior Jayme Adams led the Greyhound women in the meet by winning the 200 free in a time of 1:59.98 while taking second place in the 100 free behind Marist's Jackie Fountaine.

Junior Ryan Reeser led the men's team by as he earned first place in the 500 free with a time of 4:41.79 while taking second place in the 100 free (:47.48). He also swam the anchor leg of the Greyhounds' 800 free relay, which finished in second place with a time of 7:10.86. Reeser completed the meet by earning a win in the 200 free, touching the wall in 1:44.11.

Last season, the Broncs swept the dual meets at the Mangione Aquatic Center with the women taking a 136-107 victory and the men handing Loyola a 149-82 setback. Megen Hadley set a new school record in the 1000 Free with a time of 10:49.22 while Marko Turcinov and diver Megan Sterback each won two events.

The Greyhounds return home on January 21 when Loyola hosts the University of Delaware beginning at 1:00 p.m.