Dec. 8, 2010
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore swimmer Brennan Morris closed the 2010 portion of the Greyhounds' schedule the way he started it, by winning a Metro Athlantic Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week Award.
The honor is Morris' fourth of the season. He has earned the award all but one time this fall that the Greyhounds have faced intercollegiate competition.
Last weekend, he won three individual and two relay events to help Loyola win the H2Ounds Invitational, defeating a trio of MAAC opponents - Iona, Marist and Saint Peter's.
He opened with a time of 4:30.49 to claim victory in the 500-yard freestyle, and he followed that with a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. He clocked a time of 15:33.36 in that event, winning by more than a minute.
Morris later touched the wall in 1:50.41 to win the 200-yard backstroke by more than two seconds.
He was a part of two victorious relay teams, as well, making it a 5-for-5 weekend in the pool. Morris swam the third leg of the Greyhounds' 800-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.03, helping the Greyhounds win in 6:56.86. He wrapped up the meet by swimming the third leg in the 400-yard freestyle relay to help Loyola cruise to a win.
The Greyhounds will continue training but are off from competition for the holidays. They resume action on Saturday, January 15, when they host Boston College and Rider at 1 p.m.