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Swimming and diving faces Boston College and Lafayette in back-to-back days


The men’s swimming and diving team won a tight 162-126 contest against Boston College on Friday night as they opened Mangione Pool for the winter season. The women’s team fell to the Eagles 190-110.

Jimmy Hayburn ‘22, Sung Lee ‘22, and Max Verheyen ’23 each won two individual races for the men’s team, while Emma Schouten ’21 led the women’s team with two individual victories. 

Hayburn controlled the freestyle events once again, as he claimed the 50-meter free in 21:04 seconds and won the 100 free with a time of 47:03. Two Greyhounds finished close behind him in the 100 free, as Brendon Kolar ’21 (47:31) and Colin Anderson ‘21 (47:71) rounded out the top three. 

Lee flew through the butterfly events, winning both the 100 and 200 butterfly with times of 49:06 and 1:51.16. Zachary Metzler ’20 finished second to Lee in the 100 fly, while Jared Copeland ’23 was the runner-up in the 200 fly.

Hayburn and Lee joined together with Conor Rutigliano ’21 and Jay Venit ’20 to win the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:32.99. Hayburn was also a part of the second-place 400 free relay team along with Anderson, Kolar, and Reid Hussey ‘22. 

There were several other runner-up finishes that provided key points for the Greyhounds. Hussey finished second in the 200 free (1:44.14) and the 200 individual medley (1:55.87). Nick Paccitti ’22 claimed second place in both the 500 and 1,000 free with times of 4:44.83 and 9:46.90. 

Venit took second in the 100 breaststroke (58:20), Mark Boran ’21 was the runner-up in the 200 backstroke (1:54.03), and Jack Still ‘23 finished second in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events with scores of 239.25 and 227.92 points, respectively.

On the women’s side, Schouten handily won the 1,000 freestyle (10:28.36) and the 200 breaststroke (2:19.06). Devin Cronin ’20 finished close behind in the 200 breast (2:20.57), but won the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.47.

Later in the event, Cronin joined the 200 medley relay team with Elizabeth Walsh ‘22, Anne Hayburn ‘20, and Megan Dickey ’21 in a first-place finish (1:45.05). Walsh had the only other individual win for the women’s team in the 200 individual medley (2:07.92). 

Walsh also finished second in the 100 backstroke. Emily Koegl ’20 had two second-place finishes in the 100 fly and the 200 fly, recording times of 56:88 and 2:06.26. Dickey finished second in the 100 freestyle (53:16).

In the final event of the night, Dickey, Claire Bowser ’23, Alden Coyne ‘20, and Faith Tyranski ‘22 finished second in the 400 free relay (3:32.68). 

The Hounds did not have much time to recover as they traveled to Easton, Pennsylavia, on Saturday to face Lafayette in their first taste of Patriot League action. Both the men’s and women’s teams won handily in this matchup, as the men won 165.5-114.5 and the women won 195-102.

The highlight of the meet was Emma Schouten’s pool-record time of 2:10.41 in the 200-yard individual medley. Schouten also won convincingly in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:57.73.

Two relay teams finished first and second in the 200 medley relay to begin the meet. The team of Koegl, Cronin, Hayburn, and Dickey took first place, six seconds ahead of Tyranski, Michelle Lebed ‘23, Hailey Goodyear ‘23, and Sophie Jahan ’22.

The Hounds swept through three other events. Hayburn, Bowser, and Cronin claimed the top three spots in the 50 freestyle, while Hayburn, Schouten, and Lebed finished first, second, and third in the 100 freestyle. Finally, Bowser, Dickey, and Jahan topped the leaderboard in the 100 butterfly. 

Two more swimmers won events for the Greyhounds. Walsh won the 200 breaststroke and the 200 fly, while Tyranski claimed first place in the 100 backstroke. 

The women also swept the diving events, as Jessica Stolfi ’22 won the 1-meter dive with 205.65 points. Anna Donato ’22 and Elizabeth Berta ‘20 rounded out the top three in that event. The trio of Hounds also claimed the top three spots in the 3-meter dive, in the order of Stolfi, Berta, and Donato.

The women ended the event on a high note, finishing first and second in the 200 freestyle relay. Walsh, Schouten, Tyranski, and Hayburn’s time of 1:39.87 just bested the 1:40.93 time by Koegl, Jahan, Dickey, and Jen DeGroat ’22.

The men’s team has gotten off to a 3-0 start behind standout performances from Verheyen and Still. Verheyen topped the field in both the 100 and the 200 backstroke, and he later teamed with Hussey, Hayburn, and Lee to win the 200 medley relay (1:36.41). 

Still dominated the diving events, setting personal bests in both the 1-meter (239.92 points) and the 3-meter dive (271.80).

Hayburn, Hussey, and Lee joined with Jonathan Brooks ’22 to win the 200 free relay (1:25.66). Hayburn also won the 50 free (21:34). Xander Chan ’20 won the 100 fly while Brooks finished second, and Richard Kogut ’20 won the 200 fly (1:56.72). Lee finished second in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

The Hounds return to Pennsylvania next week, as they face Lehigh in a dual meet on Saturday. The swimmers take their first marks at 1 p.m. 

Featured Image Courtesy of Loyola Athletics.

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