Swimming & Diving Completes Day One Of Thomas Murphy Invitational

Session One Results

BALTIMORE -  Hosting Drexel University and Johns Hopkins University in the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational, the Loyola University Maryland men's and women's swimming teams turned in some strong performance in the first day of competition. The competition resumes on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the Mangione Aquatic Center.

Junior Maddie Myers turned in one of the best individual performances of the first day for the Loyola women's team. She finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:09.98, falling to Courtney Cowan of Johns Hopkins (5:06.48). Loyola freshman Megan Adlem took second place in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:10.98, a close second to April Forsthoffer of Drexel (2:10.76).

The women's 400 medley relay team opened the meet by taking second place in the meet. Senior Courtney Kenyon, freshman Annie Hayburn, and freshman Alden Coyne teamed up with Adlem to post a time of 3:57.22, losing to Drexel by five seconds.

Sophomore Lindsey Staszewski, the Patriot League Diver of the Week the last two weeks, finished second on the one-meter board with 240.89 points.

Hayburn also finished fifth in the 50 freestyle (24.99).

In the men's competition, the Greyhounds' 400 medley relay team took second place with a time of 3:27.22, just two seconds behind Johns Hopkins. Freshman Alex Munson, junior Ben Cono, senior Zeke Wolfgang and junior Alec Sperandio all swam on the 400 medley relay.

Munson also finished third in the 200 individual medley (1:56.48). Sperandio led the Greyhounds in the 50 freestyle with a fifth place finish (21.89).

Entering tomorrow's final day of competition, the Loyola women lead Johns Hopkins, 57-50 and trail Drexel, 75-35. The Loyola men trail Drexel, 78-32 and trail Hopkins, 71.5-32.5.