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Cronin Leads Swimming & Diving On Second Day Of ECAC Championships

Devin Cronin finished seventh in the women's 100-yard breaststroke.
Devin Cronin finished seventh in the women's 100-yard breaststroke.
Feb. 24, 2018

Devin Cronin finished seventh in the women's 100-yard breaststroke Saturday, leading the Loyola University Maryland men's and women's swimming and diving teams at the ECAC Championships, hosted by Rutgers University.

Cronin qualified eighth for the finals with a swim of 1:04.56 on Saturday morning, and she touched the wall in 1:04.71 in the final to move up to seventh.

Jay Venit scored for the Greyhounds in the men's 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 57.97 to take 13th. Venit was the No. 16 qualifier in the morning swim, but he moved up three spots by swimming more than a half-second faster in the final.

Morgan Hall came in 11th in the women's 400-yard individual medley, finishing in 4:42.42 in the final.

Anne Hayburn took 11th, as well, in the women's 100-yard backstroke. She swam 58.06 to hold off the U.S. Naval Academy's Alex Hoiles (56.30).

McKenzie Coan set her third American Paralympic Record (S7) of the meet, swimming 1:02.00 in the 100-yard freestyle to break her previous mark of 1:03.31.

The women's 200-yard medley relay - Hayburn, Christina Napoli, Jaime Knippenberg and Emily Moyher - finished eighth in 1:53.20, and the men's squad - Zachary Metzler, Austin Lee, Emilio Layton and Phillip Jones - also finished eighth (1:37.27).



Hall, Elizabeth DeGroat, Napoli and Amy Martinelli finished ninth in the women's 800-yard freestyle relay, touching the wall in 8:09.14. Xander Chan, Boran, Michael Culbert and Lee were 13th for the men (7:18.24).

Grace Huckenpoehler led a host of Greyhounds in the women's 100-yard butterfly preliminaries with a 19th-place finish (56.74), while Cronin was 26th in 59.28. Mary Katherine Clark (34th, 60.12), Napoli (40th, 60.63), Moyher (41st, 60.83), Knippenberg (45th, 61.32), DeGroat (48th, 62.32) and Alexa Stewart (61.20) swam in the event, as well.

Colin Anderson was the top finisher for Loyola in the men's 100-yard butterfly, taking 26th in 51.83, one spot in front of Richard Kogut (51.87). Patrick Clisham was close behind in 30th (52.12). Layton (35th, 52.56), Chan (42nd, 52.92), Josh Gluck (54th, 54.11), Luca Dicapua (55th, 54.12), Ross Caudle (58th, 54.49) and Jones (63rd, 55.97) also competed in the event.

Elizabeth Romano (1:58.58) had the fastest 200-yard freestyle time for the women. Brooke Sharkey was 30th in 1:58.93, and Martinelli (2:00.10) and Aly Pacitti (2:00.14) took 35th and 36th.

John Sakovich was the men's top finisher in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:44.48). Metzler finished 37th (1:44.69), and Brendan Kolar was 50th (1:46.56). Culbert (59th, 1:49.15), Mike Travis (62nd, 1:56.06), Ben Amoreno (1:47.83) and Stephen Machak (2:57.55) also competed in the event.

Emily Koegl was 30th in the women's 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.59), and Megan Dickey finished two spots behind (1:08.74). Alden Coyne swam 1:11.09 for 42nd.

Lee took 24th in the men's 100-yard breaststroke (1:00.10), and Clisham was 1:01.59 for 31st. DiCapua rounded out the Greyhoudns' entries in the race with a 33rd-place finish in 1:03.08.

Koegl just missed the finals in the 100-yard backstroke, finishing 19th in 59.23. Huckenpoehler was 31st in 61.08, and Gabrielle Clarkson finished 34th in 61.61. Emily O'Halloran (62.33), Romano (62.87) and Stewart (63.29) also swam in the 100 back.

Boran claimed 18th in the men's 100-yard backstroke in 52.20, and Gluck was 21st (53.76). Kogut was 31st (54.95), and Anthony Parrinello, 34th (55.85).




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