Baltimore, Md. (December 1, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's men's swimming & diving team broke a pair of school records in relay events on the final day of the Loyola H2ounds Invitational on Saturday. The Mountaineers finished in fifth place at the meet.
Host-team Loyola won the invite with 1,101 points, while Marist (807 pts), Iona (622.50), Howard (327.50), and the Mount (317) rounded out the team standings.
The relay squad of Brock Cudahy, Peter Jones, Ryan Griffiths and Will Twizell posted a time of 1:26.37 in the 200 free relay to take fifth place and narrowly eclipse the previous Mount St. Mary's record of 1:26.38, which was set by Cudahy, Thomas de Xavier, Twizell and John Wilson at the CCSA Championships last season.
The second school record to fall on Sunday came in the 200 medley relay, as Jonathan Mata, Twizell, Carroll and Cudahy combined for a time of 1:33.69 in the event to finish in fourth place. The mark broke the previously-held school record of 1:34.19, set by the same relay team two weekends ago at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational.
The Mountaineers registered seven top-10 finishes in individual events on Saturday. Twizell recorded the team's best placing with a second-place showing in the 100 breast, as the junior clocked in at 55.78. Twizell also placed ninth in the 100 fly (51.50), with Carroll finishing just behind him in 10th (51.58).
The Mount also claimed 9-10 in the 100 back, with Griffiths swimming to a ninth-place finish (53.00), and Mata claiming 10th place (53.25).
Rounding out the team's top-10 finishes on Saturday were Peter Jones in the 100 free (47.53), and Wilson in the 200 breast (2:10.88).
The H2ounds Invitational was the final competition of 2018 for the Mountaineers. Action in 2019 starts with a dual meet at home against La Salle on on January 26.