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Swimming & Diving Completes Road Sweep Of Colgate

Ben Cono won three events and set a pool record on Saturday.
Oct. 14, 2017

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HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Loyola University Maryland women's swimming and diving team needed at least a second-place finish in Saturday afternoon's final event, the 400 freestyle relay, to complete a sweep of host Colgate University. The foursome of Gabrielle Clarkson, Brooke Sharkey, Aly Pacitti and Megan Dickey did just that, and the Greyhounds held on for a four-point victory over the Raiders.

Loyola's women edged their Patriot League counterparts, 151-147, while the men brought home a victory, 171.5-126.5.

Ben Cono set a pool record in the 100 breaststroke for the Loyola men's team, clocking a time of 55.83 for one of his three individual wins on the day. The senior also won the 200 breaststroke by more than eight seconds and the 200 individual medley.

The Greyhounds opened the day with wins in both the men's and women's 400 medley relays. The women's team of Megan Adlem, Devin Cronin and Annie Hayburn and Dickey put together a time of 3:58.20 to win by more than two seconds, while the men's side -- Mark Boran, Cono, Zac Metzler and Colin Anderson -- coasted to a nearly five-second win in 3:32.53.

Adlem then took first in the women's 1,000 freestyle, swimming 10:49.95 for a win of more than four seconds. Alexa Stewart was third (11:01.43) in the event, as well.

Mackenzie Coan three American Paralympic (S7) records on Saturday, one coming in the 1,000 freestyle event with a time of 12:03.28. She also set standards in the 50 freestyle (29.63) and the 100 freestyle (1:03.31).

Andrew Mann took second for the men in the 1,000 freestyle (10:12.64), while Ben Amoreno was fourth (10:46.87) and GJ Apostle took fifth (10:52.71) .

Adlem wrapped up a busy day early by competing in her third-straight event, swimming to a second-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:58.21); Pacitti took fifth in the race (2:00.04).

Anderson (1:46.84), Brendon Kolar (1:50.73) and John Sakovich (1:51.37) took second through fourth places, respectively, in the men's 200 freestyle.

Hayburn (1:00.50) and Jenna Egan (1:01.52) claimed third and fourth in the women's 100 backstroke, while Boran (53.98), Conor Rutigliano (54.33) and Richie Kogut (56.14) were second, third and fourth for the men in the same event.

Cronin and Emma Schouten took the top two spots in the women's 100 breaststroke in a tight battle with the former touching the wall first in 1:05.38, just seven-hundredths of a second in front of the latter.

Cono then led a top-three sweep in the men's 100 breaststroke with his pool-record time of 55.83. John Callaghan claimed second (59.30), and Jay Venit was third (1:01.52).

Madalyn Myers was the Greyhounds' top finisher in the women's 200 butterfly, placing second in 2:10.63, while Stewart was fourth in 2:13.36. Metzler swan to a second-place finish (1:59.48) to lead Loyola in the 200 butterfly, and Kogut checked in fourth (2:08.83).

Dickey churned through the water to win the 50 freestyle in 24.48, and Clarkson was fifth in 25.27.

Four men's swimmers finished in the top five of the men's 50 freestyle with Patrick Clisham taking top honors (21.80). Anderson was a spot behind (22.29), while Phillip Jones (22.56) and Alexander Chan were fourth and fifth (22.68), respectively.

In the first diving event, the 1-meter discipline, four Loyola women placed in the top five, led by Lindsey Staszewski's second-place finish with 217.80 points. Maggie Garrahan (184.50), Katie Ray (178.72) and Elizabeth Berta (137.48) rounded out the top five.

Sam Baluzy was second in the men's 1-meter diving competition, scoring 222.30 points. Adrian Halarewicz scored 192.50 to finish third.

Dickey scored her second individual win, and what would be her fourth overall, of the afternoon with a 0.23-second victory in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 54.06 to edge Colgate's Madi Sullivan. Clarkson claimed fourth (55.07), and Sharkey was fifth in 55.10. Chisham was second in the men's 100 freestyle (48.96), while Kolar tied for third (49.30).

Hayburn won the women's 200 backstroke (2:07.79), while Egan was third (2:13.41), and Elizabeth Verzella fifth (2:17.67).

Boran took the top spot in the men's 200 backstroke (1:57.70) by more than three seconds, while Rutigliano (2:01.41) and Kogut (2:04.14) placed third and fourth.

Schouten and Cronin went first and second in the women's 200 breaststroke in 2:21.18 and 2:24.56, respectively, while Cono and Callaghan did the same in the men's race. They turned in performances of 2:08.11 and 2:16.48, respectively, while Austin Lee was fifth (2:20.41).

Myers finished second in the 500 freestyle (5:15.17), and Adlem claimed fourth (5:17.78). Mann won the men's 500 freestyle (4:54.65), and Amoreno took third (4:59.57).

Hayburn placed second in the women's 100 butterfly (58.95), and Grace Huckenpoehler was foruth (1:00.88). Metzler (52.57), Clisham (53.47), Anderson (54.04) and Rutigliano (54.09) were second through fourth in the men's version.

Baluzy won the men's 3-meter diving event with 237.23 points, and Halarewicz finished third with 184.95. Staszewski took second in the women's 3-meter with 239.85 points, and Garrahan (210.23) and Ray (184.12) were third and fourth.

Cronin and Schouten again took first and second in a race, this time doing so in the women's 200 individual medlay with times of 2:10.08 and 2:11.04, respectively. Myers finished fourth in the event with a time of 2:14.00.

Cono claimed his third win of the day in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:58.36; Metzler (2:02.13), Callaghan (2:05.36) and Mann (2:06.43) were third, fourth and fifth.

The women's 400 freestyle relay placed second in 3:38.90 to seal the victory for the Greyhounds, and the men's 400 freestyle crew -- Clisham, Kolar, Jones and Chan -- also were second (3:17.45).

The Greyhounds return to the Mangione Pool at the Fitness & Aquatic Center at Loyola for their next meet, and event slated to start on Friday, October 20.






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