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Baluzy Takes 6th, Women's 200 Medley Relay Sets School Record At Patriot League Championships

Sam Baluzy placed sixth in the men's 3-meter diving at the Patriot League Championships.
Sam Baluzy placed sixth in the men's 3-meter diving at the Patriot League Championships.
Feb. 14, 2018


ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland women's swimming and divinv team opened the 2018 Patriot League Championships with a school record flourish, and the Greyhounds men's and women's squads both stand in fifth place after the first day of the meet at the U.S. Naval Academy's Lejeune Hall.

The women's team got off to a great start on Wednesday as the Greyhounds finished third in the 200-medley relay, setting a school record. Sophomores Emily Koegl, Devin Cronin and Annie Hayburn teamed up with freshman Megan Dickey to post a record time of 1:42.34. Their time shattered a nine-year old record of 1:45.04 set by Mary Henkels, Kim Krzaczek, Caitlin Cassidy and Lauren Mari.

The Loyola women later turned in an impressive showing in the 800-free relay by placing sixth. Senior Maddie Myers, freshman Emma Schouten, Cronin and Brooke Sharkey finished with a time of 7:31.65.

After two events, the women's team is fifth with 58 points, trailing Navy (80), Lehigh (64), Army West Point (62) and Boston University (60).

In the men's competition, senior Sam Baluzy took sixth place in the three-meter diving with 254.65 points. Adrian Halarewicz scored 197.15 points for the Greyhounds to place 11th.



The men's 200-medley relay team took sixth place as Alec Speradino, Ben Cono, Connor Rutigliano and Patrick Clisham combined for a time of 1:30.75, less than a second off the school record.

In the 800-free relay, the Greyhounds took eighth place. Colin Anderson, Brandon Kolar, John Sakovich and Chris Cary posted a time of 6:54.2. The men's team is fifth after three events with 67 points. Navy leads the men's competition with 132 points. Army West Point stands second with 107 points, just ahead of Boston University (72). Bucknell (71) is fourth, barely ahead of Loyola.

The Patriot League championship resumes on Thursday morning with another full day of competition.




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