Baltimore, Md. (December 2, 2017) – The Mount St. Mary's women's swimming & diving team claimed fourth place at the H2ounds Invitational hosted by Loyola as the Mountaineers rounded out the final day of competition on Saturday.
Loyola won the invite with 1171 team points, while Marist (892 pts) and Iona (824) rounded out the top three. Mount St. Mary's (479) finished fourth place and Saint Peter's (160) took fifth.
Maddie McGraw posted the Mount's top finish on Saturday, taking second place in the 100 back with a time of 58.37. Mary Lombardi finished ninth in the event after clocking in at 1:01.33. McGraw also registered a fifth-place showing in the 200 back (2:09.00), with Lombardi posted the Mount's next best finish in the event with an eighth-place showing (2:10.29).
Alyssa Felos and Lauren Gullickson also enjoyed successful nights, claiming a pair of top-10 finishes each. Felos finished fourth in both the 100 (1:08.60) and 200 (2:28.67) breast events, while Gullickson claimed a ninth-place finish in the 100 breast (1:09.68) and placed sixth in the 200 breast (2:31.40). Juliette Lacoste joined the duo in the top-10 of the 200 breast, finishing eighth in 2:32.28.
In the 100 fly, Bridget Vaughan posted the Mountaineers' top finish, touching the wall in 1:00.78 to earn 10th place.
The Mount swam to a pair of fifth-place finishes in relay events on the night. The squad of McGraw, Lauren Gullickson, Valeria Villagran and Maggie deTar finished fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:52.27), while McGraw, Vaughan, deTar and Lombardi also took fifth in the 400 free relay (3:42.74). In the 200 free relay, McGraw, Villagran, Lombardi and deTar placed sixth in 1:41.64.
The Mountaineers are off for the remainder of the fall semester before heading off to Orlando in January for their annual training trip.