Loyola Dons Win Second Consecutive National Catholic Swimming Title; Other Local Teams Perform Well

February 03, 2009 |

Under Loyola Blakefield Aquatics Director Keith Schertle, the Loyola Dons captured their second consecutive National Catholic Swimming title this past weekend at Villanova, blowing most of the competition out of the water.

Here are the final top 10 team results. Local teams have been posted in bold:

TEAM SCORES

1 LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 432
2 GONZAGA HIGH SCHOOL 310
3 GEORGETOWN PREPARATORY SCHOOL 292
4 CALVERT HALL COLLEGE HS 184.5
5 MALVERN PREP SWIMMING 169
6 BISHOP O’CONNELL HIGH SCHOOL 162
7 GOOD COUNSEL 141
8 PAUL VI CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 129
9 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 120.5
10 SETON HALL 90

Points are awarded based on performances in the Sunday Finals, in which swimmers scored points for placing anywhere from 1-16.

Loyola’s Keith Schertle was named Coach of the Meet, and Seton Hall’s Jameson Hill was named Swimmer of the Meet by the coaches.

Below, I have listed the top 10 times and places from all of the local athletes in each event, as well as some notable swims from five-star recruits in the Mid-Atlantic area.

It was very exciting to watch these athletes swim so well, and I witnessed some VERY fast swimming over the weekend. Notable swims by athletes from outside the Baltimore area are listed in bold:

200 Medley Relay

1 LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD ‘A’ 1:36.11
7 CALVERT HALL COLLEGE HS 1:41.30
9 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH HS 1:44.39

200 Freestyle

1 HILL, JAMESON JR SETON 1:39.94

3 PORTER, ALEX SO LB 1:44.34

6 WARREN, ARCHIE SR CALVERT HALL 1:48.86

7 MARQUEZ, MATT JR LB 1:49.04

200 Individual Medley

1 RODDY, SEAN SR LB 1:50.56

3 BENNETT, OLIVER SO LB 1:56.05

7 MCDONALD, KENDRICK FR LB 2:01.45

50 Freestyle

2 DAVISON, HUGH JR LB 21.42

7 JONES, AARON SO LB 22.34

11 ROBERTS, DAVID JR CALVERT HALL 22.45

12 MCLENNAN, WILL SR CALVERT HALL 22.64

100 Butterfly

1 FOX, BRADY SR GEORGETOWN PREP 49.72

4 THEIN, TYLER SR LB 52.79

5 ELFERT, TYLER JR LB 53.10

7 ROBERTS, DAVID JR CALVERT HALL 53.76

100 Freestyle

1 HILL, JAMESON JR SETON 45.76

4 SEIPP, PAT JR CALVERT HALL 48.71

8 KERINS, BRENDAN JR MT. ST. JOE HS 50.06

500 Freestyle

1 DAVISON, HUGH JR LB 4:32.52

4 PORTER, ALEX SO LB 4:46.87

8 MARQUEZ, MATT JR LB (4:53 Prelim) 5:01.86

9 CADIGAN, TIMOTHY SR CHC (5:04 Prelim) 4:51.69

200 Freestyle Relay

1 GONZAGA COLLEGE HS 1:25.35

2 LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 1:26.23

3 CALVERT HALL COLLEGE HS 1:28.33

8 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH HS ‘A’ 1:32.60

100 Backstroke

1 FOX, BRADY SR GEORGETOWN PREP 50.30

2 BENNETT, OLIVER SO LB 53.21

5 PELTON, GREG SR LB 54.43

10 KERINS, BRENDAN JR MT. ST. JOE HS 55.45

100 Breaststroke

1 RODDY, SEAN SR LB 56.04

2 THEIN, TYLER SR LB 1:00.62

3 ELFERT, TYLER JR LB 1:01.08

8 GORMAN, ERIC JR CALVERT HALL 1:03.97

400 Freestyle Relay

1 LOYOLA BLAKEFIELD 3:08.48

5 MOUNT ST. JOSEPH HS 3:21.01

6 CALVERT HALL COLLEGE HS 3:21.18

The MIAA Swimming Championships will be held at McDonough this weekend. Expect more fast swimming this coming weekend, and try to make it out to McDonough on Saturday night to watch the finals.

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