Trio Win Twice Each As Women’s Swimming & Diving Beats Boston College
BALTIMORE - Devin Cronin, Megan Dickey and Emma Schouten each won two individual events Friday afternoon, leading the Loyola University Maryland women past Boston College, 165-135, in the Greyhounds’ home opener.
Schouten also set a school record with one of her victories, breaking the previous standard in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:20.70.
Boston College defeated the Loyola men, 183-115, despite a pair of individual victories by Ben Cono.
Loyola opened up the afternoon with a victory in the women’s 200 medley relay as Megan Adlem, Devin Cronin, Anne Hayburn and Dickey teamed to swim, 1:47.13, edging the Eagles’ top relay by 41-hundredths of a second. Cronin, Hayburn and Dickey all had the fastest swims in the event in their respective legs of breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.
Adlem then quickly came back to win the longest event of the program, swimming 10:43.09 to win the 1,000 freestyle by almost five seconds. Elizabeth Romano placed third in that race for the Greyhounds with a time of 10:58.55, and Alexa Stewart was fifth in 11:10.50.
Schouten scored her first win in the next women’s event, the 200 freestyle, in 1:55.76. Ally Pacitti record a fourth-place finish in the race (1:58.10).
Hayburn was locked in a tight battle down the final 25 yards of the 100 backstroke, but she held off Boston College’s Maura Grimes for first in 59.31. Jenna Egan scored for the Greyhounds with a fifth-place finish in the race (1:01.50).
Cronin claimed her first victory of the meet in the 100 breaststroke, beating Schouten to the wall in 1:04.50 to 1:05.17. Madalyn Myers and Stewart scored in the 200 butterfly, placing second and fifth in 2:11.02 and 2:12.82, respectively.
Dickey sliced through the water in the 50 freestyle for a winning time of 24.39. Gabrielle Clarkson and Pacitti also scored in the event, finishing in 25.01 and 25.72, respectively, to place third and fifth.
After the break, Dickey returned to the water, winning her sixth individual event in as many races this season. She swam 53.08 in the 100 freestyle to best the Eagles’ Ali Kea who finished in 53.44. Clarkson was fourth (54.65) and Pacitti finished a slot behind (54.97).
Hayburn took her second first-place finish of the day in the 200 backstroke, winning by more than two seconds with a time of 2:06.24. Egan logged a third-place finish in 2:11.22.
Schouten then won the 200 breaststroke in 2:20.70, breaking Theresa McKallen record of 2:20.95. Cronin’s time of 2:21.12 is the third-fastest time in school history in the event.
Myers took top honors in the 500 freestyle, winning with a time of 5:12.81. Adlem finished fourth (5:20.11), and Elizabeth Romano was fifth (5:23.34) in the race.
Hayburn was the Greyhounds’ top finisher in the 100 butterfly, swimming 57.96 to place third. Grace Huckenpoehler finished fifth in the race (1:00.71). Staszewski took third in the 1-meter diving with 228.22 points, while Garrahan finished fifth (2:09.17).
Cronin won the final women’s individual race of the program, claiming top honors in 2:09.62 in the 200 individual medley. Adlem scored with a fourth-place (2:14.13).
Schouten, Pacitti, Clarkson and Dickey finished the meet with a victory for Loyola in the 400 freestyle relay, leading from start to finish for a win in 3:35.40.
On the men’s side of the meet, Loyola opened with a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Alec Sperandio, Cono, Colin Anderson and Pat Clisham recorded a time of 1:34.81 to place just behind Boston College’s relay of 1:34.35.
Andrew Mann and Ben Amoreno were fourth (10:12.17) and fifth (10:31.87), respectively in the 1,000 freestyle, and Anderson took fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:48.38). Conor Rutigliano and Mark Boran then finished third (53.39) and fourth (54.11) in the 100 backstroke.
Cono won the first of his two events in the 100 breaststroke, clocking a time of 56.36 to cruise by almost two seconds. John Callaghan finished third in the race for Loyola in 58.63.
Richie Kogut logged a second-place finish in the 200 butterfly (2:00.35), and John Sakovich was fifth (2:04.80). Sperandio finished second in the 50 freestyle (21.51), just 16-hundredths of a second off Boston College’s Colin Derdeyn’s first-place time. Clisham tied for third in that race in 22.03.
Sam Baluzy and Adrian Halarewicz placed second and third in the 1-meter diving event for the Greyhounds, scoring 224.17 and 191.77 points, respectively. They had the same places in the 3-meter discipline with scores of 240.15 and 211.20.
Sperandio commenced the second-half of the events with a victory swim in the 100 freestyle, clocking a time of 47.67. Anderson was close behind in third (48.15). Boran and Rutigliano were fourth (1:58.25) and fifth (2:00.35), respectively, in the 200 backstroke for Loyola.
Cono tallied another win, this time in the 200 breaststroke with a finish of 2:05.76. Callaghan again finished third in 2:11.66. Mann took third in the 500 freestyle (4:52.08), while Amoreno was fifth (4:59.16).
Zac Metzler posted a victory in the 100 butterfly for Loyola, winning in 52.21, while Clisham tied for second (52.74) in a close race.
The men’s 400 freestyle relay – Anderson, Clisham, Alexander Chan and Sperandio – closed the meet with a win, swimming 3:11.54. Sperandio had the fastest 100 freestyle time in the event, coming from behind to out-touch Boston College’s Max Threlkeld by four-hundredths of a second to secure the Greyhounds’ win in the event.
Loyola is back in action on Saturday when it steps back into Patriot League action. The Greyhounds travel to Easton, Pennsylvania, for a 1 p.m. meet at Lafayette College.
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