Thu, Feb. 20, 2014 - [Swimming]
Womens Swimming and Diving
It was a very successful trip for the women down in Elsah, Illinois where they finished 4th out of 10 teams in the Liberal Arts Championship Meet hosted by Principia College.
Loras was able to break several school records this weekend. The 400 Medley Relay of Maher, Ehlbeck, Callaghan, and Mollahan beat the previous record from 2006 by over 2 whole seconds with a time of 4:07.38. The 200 Medley Relay of Del Vecchio, Ehlbeck, Callaghan, and Beach surpassed the previous school record set in 2012. Also the 800 Free Relay record now belongs to Mollahan, Mayer, Black, and Roper as they broke the 2006 record.
Other top individual performers were: Lexie Mollahan finished 3rd in 200 IM and 200 Breaststroke, Katie Callaghan finished 3rd in the 100 Fly, and Ehlbeck 5th in the 200 Breaststroke.
Sophomore Heather Black had this to say about the Meet: "There were a lot of records broken and even though there were some mess ups, almost everyone had best times for themselves. That was the meet we had been working so hard for and it paid off. All the teams brought good competition."
She then talked about being a part of a new school record: "I was really excited to break the 800 Free Relay and get 2nd. We didn't even remember what the old record was so it took some time for us to figure out that we did break it."
"I'm sad that this season has ended but I'm excited for next year," Black concluded with.
Men's Swimming and Diving
The men placed 4th out of 10 teams in the Liberal Arts Championship meet this past weekend at Principia College, surpassing their 5th place finish from a year ago.
Record breaking times were recorded by a couple of Duhawks. Zach Benson finished the200 IM in 3rd place with a time of 1:56.84, surpassing the 2010 record. Diver John Maevski re-broke his 1-meter 11 dive record and increased his NCAA qualifying score of 487.50 in his 2nd place finish.
Other top finishers included Matt Bogen 3rd in 1650 Freestyle, Ike Casey 2nd 100 Free, Zach Benson 5th 200 Breaststroke, and the 400 Free Relay of Benson, Scallon, O'Toole, and Casey finished 3rd.
"The team as a whole performed very well and many set personal bests. It was a good way to end the season," said sophomore diver John Maevski.