Courtesy: Loyola University Maryland Athletics
BALTIMORE – Loyola University Maryland’s swimming and diving teams both posted convincing victories over Mount St. Mary’s at Mangione Pool on Saturday afternoon.
The men’s team won all 16 events en route to its 189-73 win while the women’s squad won 15 of 16 events to post a 197-75 victory over the Mountaineers.
For the men’s team, sophomore Max Verheyen, junior David Sears and junior Reid Hussey combined for seven event wins to lead Loyola. Verheyen, who also swam on the victorious 200-medley relay, took firsts in the 200 freestyle and the 200 backstroke. In the 200 free, his time of 1:42.39 led a Loyola sweep of the top three spots as sophomore Dylan Champagne was second and senior Mark Boran took third.
Verheyen, the 2000 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, also led a sweep of the top three spots in the 200 back. He won the race with a time of 1:52.01 while junior Jonathan Brooks took second and Kyle Lo was third.
Hussey won the 200 butterfly, the 100 free and the 200 IM. He won the 200 fly with a time of 1:55.01, just ahead of teammate Ryan Atwood. In the 100 free, his time of 48.46 beat out teammate Conor Rutigliano in second, and his mark of 1:54.57 beat out Atwood in the 200 IM.
Sears excelled in the breaststroke events, winning the 100 and 200. In the 100 breast, he took first with a time of 58.42, while his winning 200 breast time was 2:11.60. Freshman Alex Grahor and Atwood finished off a 1-2-3 performance for Loyola in the 200 breast.
The men’s team started the meet well as they swept the top two spots in the 200-medley relay. Senior Colin Anderson and junior Jimmy Hayden joined Rutigliano and Verheyen on the “A” team and won the event with a time of 1:33.29. The Greyhounds’ “B” team of freshman Jack Inman, Hussey, Atwood and Grahor took second place.
In the 100-backstroke, junior Casey Brown finished first (53.49), ahead of Lo in second.
Hayburn, the school record holder in the 50 free and the 100 free, won the 50 free with a time of 21.09. Rutigliano was second 21.62 and Brooks finished third 21.65.
The 400 free relay squad of Champagne, Hayburn, John Nguyen and Brooks closed out the meet with a first-place time of 3:10.38.
Junior Elizabeth Walsh and freshman Lily Mead led the Loyola women’s team to its win as they combined to win five events and they teamed up to help the Greyhounds capture the 200-medley relay title. Walsh and Mead joined freshman Alana Andress and sophomore Claire Bowser to win the relay with a time of 1:49.07. The Greyhounds’ “B” team of Stella Meyerhoeffer, Emma Schouten, Michelle Lebed and Alison Prushinski finished second in the race.
Mead took first place in the 50 free (23.90), 100 free (52.29) and 200 IM (2:07.90). She led a Loyola sweep in both races. In the 50-free, Faith Tyranski was second and Prushinski was third. Bowser was second in the 100 free while Tyranski was third, while Andress and Lauren Joyce followed in the 200 IM.
Walsh won the 200 free and the 100 fly against Mount St. Mary’s. She finished first in the 200 free with a time of 1:58.48 as the Greyhounds took the top three spots. Andress was second and Meyerhoeffer took third. In the 100 fly, her time of 58.95 edged out Bowser and Izzy Barnette for the title.
Schouten also won two events on Saturday, taking first place in the 100 breast (1:06.60) and the 200 breast (2:27.09). Junior Allison Wade was second in both of the breaststroke events while Andress was third in the 100 breast.
The Mount’s only first place finish came in the 100 back where Kira Buchler took first while Tyranski was second and Maggie Manchester finished third.
Meyerhoeffer, Prushinski and Manchester took the top three spots in the 200 back. Meyerhoeffer won the event with a time of 2:11.50.
In the 500 free, Andress picked up a first-place finish with a time of 5:23.78. Junior Maggie McCann was second.
In the three-meter diving event, Jess Stolfi had 180.52 points to take first place. Anna Donato was second with 176.60 points, and she won the 1-meter with a score of 172.04. That mark just beat out Lily Bistline (168.75).
The 400 free relay group of Bowser, Meyerhoeffer, Walsh and Jen DeGroat (3:41.94) rounded out the women’s victories.
Now 1-1 on the season, both the men’s and women’s teams host American University next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.