Men’s Swimming & Diving Tops VMI for First Win in Program History

Men’s Swimming & Diving Tops VMI for First Win in Program History

Emmitsburg, Md. (October 7, 2017) – The Mount St. Mary's University men's swimming & diving team earned an historic victory on Saturday, topping VMI by a 119-95 margin for the first win in program history. The Mountaineers won eight of the 12 events on the afternoon.


Ryan Carroll highlighted the meet for the Mount with a pair of individual event wins. The rookie claimed the top spot in the 200 free with a time of 2:00.22, and followed it up with a victory in the 400 free in 4:23.79.

Mount St. Mary's had the top-three finishers in the 100 breast, led by Aidan McCormick's time of 1:08.56 for a first-place showing. Ian Schirra (1:11.09) and Ethan Pham (1:11.55) finished second and third, respectively.

In the 200 IM, Will Twizell and Pham finished 1-2, with Twizell clocking in at 2:15.58 for the win, and Pham touching the wall in 2:20.25 to earn second place.

Freshman Jonathan Mata registered the first victory of his collegiate career, taking first place in the 100 fly with a time of 1:01.42.

Junior Eiann Bulatao posted the top score in the 1-meter diving event with a mark of 123.46.

The Mount also won both relays on the afternoon. Mata, McCormick, Thomas de Xavier and John Wilson combined for a time of 1:50.76 in the 200 medley relay to register a first-place finish, while the squad of Brock Cudahy, Twizell, Carroll and Wilson closed out the meet with a first-place showing in the 200 free relay in 1:39.86

Mount St. Mary's is back in action on October 13 for its first road meet of the season against Monmouth at 2 p.m.