- January 15, 2018
- Baltimore, Maryland
- Meet Results
- MEN: La Salle 209, Loyola (Md) 89
- WOMEN: Loyola (Md) 164, La Salle 136
Courtesy of La Salle Athletics
MEN: In its first swim meet since November, the men’s swimming and diving team returned to form as it handily defeated Loyola (Md.), 209-89, on Monday afternoon.
The men showed success in all facets of the meet, finished atop the leader board in numerous events. Head coach Jamie Platt showed satisfaction with the performance after the meet.
“We brought the teams back on campus on December 27,” Platt said. “Both teams have been working nonstop to prepare for the end of the year. The opportunity to get up and compete today at Loyola was not overlooked by any of the team members. I am so pleased by our approach to the last few weeks and today’s efforts.”
A pair of seniors (Fabian Bergman and Jakub Bartosiewicz) and a pair of sophomores (Marcus Forsgren and Norman Gregory) started the day with a first place finish in the 200 medley relay, touching the wall in 1:34.12.
It was the start of a four-win day for Bergman, who has already won numerous Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week awards this season. Bergman also placed first in the 100 back (49.73 seconds), 200 back (1:47.86), and 200 IM (1:51.89).
Like his classmate, Bartosiewicz was four for four on the day. He also was among the day’s best in the 100 fly (50.12 seconds), 200 fly (1:52.51), and 200 free relay.
Sam Odtallah gave La Salle yet another first place win in the 50 free, sprinting to a 21.72 second finish.
Dylan Yurasits swept the diving events, scoring a 321.90 in the one meter and 301.50 in the three meter to cruise to two more wins.
Platt and the Explorers will look to keep their stride this weekend when they take on Atlantic 10 opponents Richmond and Fordham in New York this Saturday.
WOMEN: The La Salle women’s swimming and diving team returned to the pool for the first time since November in a meet at Loyola (Md.) on Monday. The Explorers were ultimately edged, 164-136, but were able to come up with nine wins on the day.
“We brought the teams back on campus on December 27,” head coach Jamie Platt said. “Both teams have been working nonstop to prepare for the end of the year. The opportunity to get up and compete today at Loyola was not overlooked by any of the team members. I am so pleased by our approach to the last few weeks and today’s efforts.”
Olivia DiStefano was one of three Explorers to record multiple first place wins on the day. The junior touched the wall first in the 100 free (53.84 seconds), 100 back (57.69 seconds), and 50 free (24.74 seconds).
Senior Hannah Elliott was the top swimmer in the 200 free (1:56.82) and 500 free (5:13.67), netting La Salle two first place victories.
Sydney Szopo swept the diving events, scoring a 241.80 in the three meter and a 253.58 in the one meter.
Sophomore Emily Wolbert turned an impressive performance with a first place finish in the 200 fly, finishing in 2:09.69.
Platt and the Explorers head to New York on Saturday when they take on Atlantic 10 opponents Fordham and Richmond.
Courtesy of Loyola (Md) Athletics
Sophomore Anne Hayburn and freshman Emma Schouten each won two individual races to lead the Loyola University Maryland women’s swimming and diving team to a 164-136 victory over LaSalle University at the Mangione Pool at the Fitness and Aquatic Center on Monday afternoon.
Senior Ben Cono won two on the men’s side, but the Greyhounds fell to the Explorers, 209-89.
Competing for the first time since December 2, 2017, Hayburn led the Greyhounds to a good start as she swam on the victorious 200 medley relay team. Emily Koegl, Devin Cronin and freshman Megan Dickey teamed up with her to win the race with a time of 1:49.34.
Hayburn also led a sweep of the top three places in the 100 butterfly. She won the race with a time of 58.66 seconds, edging Koegl (59.00) and Grace Huckenpoehler (59.74).
In the 200 backstroke, Hayburn took first with a time of 2:07.07. Jenna Egan earned third place (2:11.58). Hayburn also took second place in the 100 backstroke (59.12).
Schouten won titles in the 200 breaststroke and the 1000 freestyle. In the 200 breaststroke, she finished first with a time of 2:22.93. In the freestyle race, she took first place with a time of 10:29.35.
Cronin edged out Schouten to win the 100 breaststroke, 1:05.64 to 1:06.91.
In the 500 freestyle, Madalyn Myers was runner-up (5:20.28), and she took second place in the 200 butterfly (2:10.50).
Dickey and Clarkson led the Greyhounds in the 50 freestyle. Dickey took second place (24.74), and Clarkson was third (25.57).
Dickey was also second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 54.27. Brooke Sharkey placed fourth in the 100 freestyle (56.10), and Sharkey also finished second in the 200 freestyle (1:59.00).
In the diving events, Lindsey Staszewski took second place in the three-meter dive (239.25 points) and the one-meter dive (232.57 points). Senior Maggie Garrahan was third in the three-meter (220.72) and the one-meter dive (217.10).
Myers led Loyola in the 200 individual medley by finishing third (2:15.82). Emily O’Halloran and Cronin tied for fourth (2:17.26). Elizabeth Romano placed third in the 500 freestyle (5:20.97) and was runner-up in the 1000 freestyle (150.57).
The Greyhounds closed out their victory with a win in the 200 freestyle relay (1:42.25) as Koegl, Ally Pacitti, Clarkson and Dickey won the event.
On the men’s side, Cono led the Greyhounds by winning the 200 breaststroke and the 100 breaststroke while finishing second in the 200 individual medley.
In the 200 breaststroke, Cono won the race with a time of 2:06.83, and junior John Callaghan placed third (2:08.92).
Cono finished first in the 100 breaststroke (56.59), while O’Callaghan took third (59.08) and Luca Dicapua was fourth (59.28). Cono also finished second in the 200 individual medley (2:00.02).
Freshman Mark Boran and senior Alec Speradino both swam well in the 100 backstroke. Boran was second with a time of 54.14 seconds, ahead of Speradino who was third (54.67). Boran also took third place in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:59.70. Josh Gluck took fourth (2:01.98).
In the 100 butterfly, Zac Metzler took fourth place (53.74) while Chris Cary earned a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:49.95).
Both of the Greyhounds’ relay teams took second place. In the 200 medley relay, Speradino, Cono, Metzler and Anderson were second with a time of 1:34.12. In the 200 freestyle relay, freshman Brendon Kolar, junior Ross Caudle, freshman Conor Rutiglianoand Clisham were second with a time of 1:30.48.
In the diving events, Sam Baluzy was fourth on the one-meter dive (212.55 points) while Adrian Halarewicz finished third (215.24 points). In the three-meter dive, Baluzy was third (235.28) and Halarewicz (221.47) was fourth.
Sakovich took fourth place in the 200 butterfly (1:57.96) while Anderson was fourth in the 100 freestyle (48.79).
In the 500 freestyle, Andrew Mann was Loyola’s top swimmer, finishing fifth with a time of 4:57.32.
Freshman Ben Amoreno swam fourth in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 17:13.65.
The Greyhounds return to action on Wednesday, January 24 when they host local rival Towson University at 5:00 p.m.