Schutz and Kaveney Earn First Place
Oct. 29, 2011
BALTIMORE, Md. -
Cory Schutz's first-place finish in the men's 100-yard breaststroke and Freshman Megan Kaveney's top spot in the 50-yard freestyle highlighted Lafayette's season opening meet on Saturday against Seton Hall and host Loyola (Md.) at Mangione Aquatic Center.
"We had some phenomenal swims today, head coach Jim Dailey said. "For the first meet of the year, it was outstanding. Today's effort was way better than we have ever done at Loyola and the team is really excited about the performance. We're going to have a hard week of training in preparation for next weekend's meet against Navy and all of us are looking forward to improving."
Schutz completed the race in 59.10, 0.19 ahead of Seton Hall's Ryan O'Shaughnessy. The senior's effort in the 200-yard breaststroke was also impressive, as he finished in second with a time of 2:13.21.
Lafayette other winning swimmer, Kaveney, clocked in at 23.82 in the 50-yard freestyle.
In the women's 200-yard medley relay, Lafayette placed second as the team of Alex Brannick, Dana Purdy, Kaveney and Lauren Berry posted a combined time of 1:50.05. Berry's anchor leg was the fastest of the group, closing the race in 28.83.
The 400-yard freestyle relay swapped Brannick and Purdy in favor of Jacqueline Johnson and Kate Durkan, who helped the team to second in the race. Their time of 3:41.15 was behind Loyola's 3:37.58.
Junior Julia Harris took second in the women's 500-yard freestyle, with a time of 5:19.92.
Senior Michael Black's 22.00 led the men's 200-yard medley relay to a third place mark, clocking a time of 1:38.66.
Lafayette earned another third place showing in the men's 400-yard freestyle relay, started by Stephen McCormick, followed by junior James Kugel and freshman Evan Newbold and closed by Black.
Individually, Newbold took third in the 100-yard backstroke, registering a time of 55.39. Dan Ladd was right behind him, coming in fourth at 55.65.
Black timed in at 48.56 in the 100-yard freestyle, with a 23.15 in the first 50 yards and 25.35 on the final 50 yards.
On the diving board, Todd Leone placed third in the 1-meter diving event, scoring 233.75. In the same women's event Imogen Cain scored 197.75 for third overall. Leone posted a third place mark in the 3-meter, recording a score of 218.45.
In the team scoring, the Seton Hall women knocked off Lafayette 191-109 and the Greyhounds defeated the Leopards, 195.5-104.5. The Pirates also won on the men's side, 216-84, while Loyola won 217-83.
Lafayette returns to the pool on Nov. 5 when it travels to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy, American and Bucknell.