Cono, Schouten Win Individual Titles At Thomas Murphy Invitational
BALTIMORE - On the final day of the Thomas Murphy Invitational, Loyola's Ben Cono and Emma Schouten of the Loyola women’s team each picked up individual titles for the Loyola University Maryland swimming and diving teams.
Cono remained unbeaten in the 100 breaststroke by finishing first with a time of 55.62 seconds. Schouten earned her victory in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:21.14.
In the men’s competition, Drexel University finished first with 954.50 points. Johns Hopkins University was second with 926.5 points while West Chester was third with 669 points. Loyola finished fourth with 602 points.
In the women’s competition, Johns Hopkins won the meet with 944 points, edging West Chester (910 points) for the title. Drexel took third place with 754 points, just ahead of Loyola (734 points).
Sophomore Jason Arthur of Drexel was named as the Performer of the Meet in the men’s competition, while senior Morgan Haney of West Chester shared the Women’s Performer of the Meet award with Anna Wisniewski and Courtney Cowan of Hopkins.
On the women’s side, Lindsey Staszewski of Loyola shared the Diver of the Meet award with Nadia Mulder of West Chester. Anthony Musciano of Drexel was the Diver of the Meet for the men.
Loyola senior Maddie Myers was honored as the winner of the Thomas Murphy Scholarship Award.
In the men’s meet, Cono finished second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:04.44. Senior Shota Nakano of West Chester edged Cono in a very tight race with a time of 2:04.38, winning by 0.06 seconds.
In the 100 breaststroke, sophomore John Callaghan also scored for the Greyhounds. He finished fifth with a time of 58.46. Callaghan was ninth (2:09.96) in the 200 breaststroke.
In the 100 backstroke, senior Alec Speradino finished fifth (52.24) while freshman Mark Boran took 11th place (54.18). Boran was the Greyhounds’ top performer in the 200 backstroke, placing ninth (1:56.89). Freshman Josh Gluck (2:01.09) and Richie Kogut (2:02.52) finished 17th and 18th respectively.
Senior Chris Cary led the Greyhounds in the 100 butterfly, placing fifth with a time of 42.49. Zac Metzler took seventh place with a time of 52.56. Freshman Patrick Clisham was eighth (52.70.) In the 200 butterfly, Metzler took tenth (1:57.06) while Kogut placed 13th (2:01.82). Freshman Emilio Layton took 14th place (2:03.95).
Speradino also led the Greyhounds in the 100 free, finishing seventh (48.12). Anderson was 13th (48.46) while Clisham finished 16th (48.58). In the 200 free, Brendon Kolar led Loyola by finishing 13th (1:49.24). John Sakovich placed 14th with a time of 1:49.28.
Senior Andrew Mann was the Greyhounds’ top swimmer in the 400 I.M. and the 1650 free. Mann finished 17th in the 400 I.M. (4:22.37) while sophomore Luca Dicapua was 18th (4:26.13). Mann placed seventh in the 1650 free with a time of 17:00.52. Freshman Ben Amoreno took eighth place (17:00.89) while senior G.J. Apostle finished tenth (17:48.13).
Loyola competed in three relay events on Saturday. In the 200 free relay, Cono, Anderson, Clisham and Speradino teamed up to lead their team to a third place finish with a time of 1:25.75. In the 200 medley relay, the Greyhounds had two entries. The team of Speradino, Cono, Anderson and Clisham finished fourth with a time of 1:35.76. The other team, comprised of Boran, Callaghan, Metzler and Phillip Jones, finished seventh (3:12.99).
In the 400 free relay, Cono, Clisham, Anderson and Speradino placed sixth with a time of 3:12.97.
In the women’s competition, Schouten led the Greyhounds in the 200 breaststroke with her first place finish. Sophomore Devin Cronin placed fifth (2:25.61) while freshman Morgan Hall was 15th (2:38.45). Cronin led the Greyhounds in the 100 breaststroke by narrowly finishing second (1:05.33). Gab Rudy of Drexel edged her for first place with a time of 1:05.27, just 0.06 seconds ahead of Cronin. Schouten finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.77).
Sophomore Alexa Kutch of Drexel dominated both of the backstroke events. She set pool records in each event. She won the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.44 and captured the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:59.71. Sophomore Annie Hayburn led Loyola in the 100 back by taking sixth place (1:00.08). Senior Jenna Egan finished ninth (1:00.60) while Emily Koegl finished tenth (1:01.78). Hayburn took seventh place in the 200 backstroke (2:07.37), just ahead of Egan, who was 12th (2:10.25) and sophomore Emily O’Halloran, who was 13th (2:12.47).
Hayburn also led the Greyhounds in the 100 butterfly, finishing fifth (58.66). Junior Grace Huckenpoehler was 12th (1:00.46). In the 200 butterfly, Myers led the Greyhounds with a fifth place finish (2:09.64). Freshman Alexa Stewart placed seventh (2:11.89) and freshman Mary Katherine Clark was tenth (2:13.97).
Myers was also the Greyhounds’ top performer in the 400 I.M. She finished second with a time of 4:39.27. O’Halloran was sixth (4:44.25).
Freshman Megan Dickey led Loyola in the 100 free. She took fourth place (53.70) while junior Gabrielle Clarkson was 15th (55.28). Sophomore Elizabeth Romano finished 15th in the 200 free (1:59.32), just ahead of junior Brooke Sharkey, who was 17th (2:00.17).
Stewart led the Greyhounds in the 1650 free as she finished tenth (18:19.71). Romano was 15th (18:45.09) while senior Kalie Coyne placed 16th (19:11.57).
After winning the one meter diving event on Friday, Staszewski finished as runner-up on the three meter diving on Saturday. She scored 231.70 points while senior Maggie Garrahan finished fourth (195.90 points). Senior Katie Ray finished fifth with 182.30 points.
The women’s team also competed in three relay events on Saturday. In the 200 free relay, Cronin teamed up with Koegl, Hayburn and Dickey to finish eighth (1:40.48).
In the 200 medley relay, the Greyhounds had two entries. Egan, Cronin, Hayburn and Dickey finished fifth (1:48.40). Koegl, Schouten, Huckenpoehler and Clarkson teamed up to take seventh place (1:51.42).
Loyola also had a pair of entries in the 400 free relay. Ally Pacitti, Clarkson, Schouten and Dickey teamed up to place sixth with a time of 3:40.97). The other team, which included Koegl, Egan, Cronin and Stuckey, took seventh place (3:41.16).
Loyola returns to action on November 15 when both the men and the women host Virginia Military Institute for a 5:00 meet at Mangione Pool.