Dec. 4, 2006
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's and women's swimming and diving teams posted 18 Top-5 times on the school's all-time performance list at the H2Ounds Invitational. The Greyhounds, who swam to second and third places finishes at the meet, were led by Megan Royer's record-breaking performance in the 50 Free.
"We expected to see a lot of great performances this past weekend, but 18 top five performances is much better than expected," says Loyola Head Coach Brian Loeffler. "Our team has worked tremendously hard and it is really beginning to pay off."
Senior Ryan Reeser swam his second-fastest 500 Free with a time of 4:40.06, and also posted times of 47.21 in the 100 Free and 1:42.40 in the 200 Free to hold his No. 2 spot on those lists.
Newcomers to Loyola's Top-5 performance list included Clare Ostrom, who recorded the program's third best time in the 1650 Free (18:26.08) and fourth best time in the 500 Free (5:18.99) over the weekend. Doug Alban also landed on two Top 5 lists with great swims in the 200 Back (1:58.07) and 100 Back (54.26) to put him third and fifth in those respective events.
Ernest Verrico, who swam a 1:59.07 in the 200 IM to remain fourth in the event's Top-5 list, registered the school's third best time in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:00.15. Freshman Brad Reeser posted a 47.80 in the 100 Free to place him fifth all-time while freshman Melissa White broke the Top 5 with Loyola's fifth-best time in the 200 Back (2:14.22).
"With just over 2 months until our MAAC Championships, I am excited to see our swimmers train through the winter and in Florida during our trip," adds Coach Loeffler. "I think we can expect a number of school records to fall in February."
,Here are the Top-5 Times recorded by Loyola swimmers at the H2Ounds Invitational
50 FreeT-1. Megan Royer 2006 24.63
100 Free5. Brad Reeser 2006 47.80
500 Free4. Clare Ostrom 2006 5:18.99
1650 Free3. Clare Ostrom 2006 18:26.08
100 Breast3. Ernest Verrico 2006 1:00.15
100 Back5. Doug Alban 2006 54.26
200 Back3. Doug Alban 2006 1:58.07
200 Back5. Melissa White 2006 2:14.22
100 FreeRyan Reeser 47.21 (currently ranked 2nd 47.14)
200 FreeRyan Reeser 1:42.40 (currently ranked 2nd 1:41.76)
200 IMErnest Verrico 1:59.07 (currently ranked 4th 1:58.92)
100 BackMelissa White 1:02.14 (currently ranked 2nd 1:00.98)
Here are additional Top-5 times set this season
100 Fly1. Megan Meyer 2006 59.97
200 Fly2. Megan Meyer 2006 2:11.93
100 Back2. Melissa White 2006 1:00.98