February 2, 2013

Griffith Shines In Final Women's Swimming Meet Against Loyola

EMMITSBURG, Md. – Senior Courtney Griffith (Westminster, Md./Westminster) finished her home career with a bang after winning three individual events and being a part of one winning relay to pace the Mount St. Mary's women's swimming team on Saturday. The Mount lost to Loyola 137-115 on the afternoon.

In the final dual meet before the Northeast Conference (NEC) Swimming and Diving Championships, Griffith won the 200 free (2:11.08), the 50 free (27.91) and the 100 fly (1:06.90). The senior then swam the opening leg of the winning 200-free relay (1:51.17) to conclude her final dual meet of her career. Mollie Walsh (Havertown, Pa./Archbishop John Carroll), Cat Coppler (Enfield, Conn./Enrico Fermi) and Erin Regan (Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin) swam the final three legs of the winning 200-free relay and establish a new team and pool-record time.

Regan also had a standout afternoon. Along with anchoring the 200-free relay, the sophomore won the 200 fly (2:23.72) with a program-record time and also won the 400 free (4:39.90) while Coppler won the 100 free (1:00.74). Anne Thelen (Raleigh, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons) finished third in the 100 breast (1:23.52) and third in the 100 fly (1:11.21). Lenna Castro Marquez (Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair) placed third in the 100 free (1:04.32).

Regan, Thelen, Walsh and Coppler finished second in the 200-medley relay (2:07.18).

Prior to the meet the Mount honored Griffith and Patricia Yam (Manila,Philippines/Rossary), who were both competing in their final competition in Emmitsburg.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action at the NEC Swimming & Diving Championships on Feb. 28.