Schouten Takes Second In 200 Breaststroke As Swimming & Diving Closes ECAC Championships
PISCATAWAY, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland's Emma Schouten had the Greyhounds' best finish of the weekend at the ECAC Swimming & Diving Championships, taking second in the women's 200-yard breaststroke on Sunday.
The sophomore came back in the final half of the race to overtake Columbia University's Helen Wojdylo who finished third in 2:17.59. North Carolina State University's Olga Lapteva won the event in 2:14.34.
Earlier in the day, Schouten just missed a school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle. She scored for the Greyhounds while finishing seventh overall in 17:11.49, just over a second behind Megan Shovlin's 2009 Loyola best.
In the team standings, Schouten's performances helped the Greyhounds women move up from 10th place after Saturday to eighth in the final standings; Loyola's men were 11th out of 21 teams.
Anne Hayburn and Emily Kogel took 10th and 11th in the women's 200-yard backstroke. The former touched the wall in 2:04.53, while the latter clocked 2:05.44. Emily O'Halloran and Elizabeth Romano both had exhibition swims in the event's preliminaries, recording times of 2:11.14 and 2:15.30, respectively.
Mary Katherine Clark scored for Loyola in the women's 200-yard butterfly, finishing 15th in 2:10.55.
The women's 400-yard freestyle relay - Koegl, Hayburn, Schouten and Devin Cronin - swam to a sixth-place finish, ending the women's competition with a time of 3:33.52. On the men's side, the Greyhounds quartet of Richard Kogut, Phillip Jones, Ross Caudle and Austin Lee were eighth in 3:19.93.
Mark Boran just missed the finals of the men's 200-yard backstroke with a 17th-place time of 1:56.80 in the preliminaries. Ben Amoreno and Stephen Machak both exhibitioned in the event in 2:03.77 and 3:09.32.
Fifteen Loyola swimmers competed in the men's and women's 100-yard freestyle preliminaries.
Megan Dickey led the women's seven with a 19th-place time of 52.81. Brooke Sharkey (37th, 54.58), Amy Martinelli (44th, 55.21), Gabrielle Clarkson (46th, 55.26), Aly Pacitti (48th, 55.34), Emily Moyher (53rd, 55.57), Alden Coyne (59th, 56.82) and Elizabeth DeGroat (60th, 57.60) followed.
Colin Anderson was the top men's finisher in the event (36th, 47.61), in front of Brendan Kolar (43rd, 48.39), Xander Chan (46th, 48.53) Conor Rutigliano (57th, 49.29), Caudle (58th, 49.34), Jones (63rd, 49.75), Anthony Parrinello (65th, 49.98), Mike Travis (68th, 50.63) and Michael Culbert (69th, 51.00).
Christina Napoli was 26th in the women's 200-yard breaststroke (2:35.86). John Sakovich had an exhibition time of 2:07.89 in the men's 200-yard breaststroke, while Luca Dicapua was 25th (2:15.00) and Lee, 29th (2:15.72).