Loyola sets five records

Boys Swimming

January 14, 2009|By Jeff Seidel | Jeff Seidel,Special to The Baltimore Sun

Sean Roddy and Hugh Davison helped Loyola make a little history last night at McDonogh.

Roddy set two individual school records and was part of two relay teams that did the same while Davison established one mark on his own and another on a relay to help Loyola roll to a 92-73 victory in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference swimming meet.

The Dons set five school records at this event - three in individual events and two in relays.

Roddy's records came in the 100 breaststroke (56.08 seconds) and the 200 individual medley (1 minute, 49.39 seconds).

Roddy broke a record that he set just four days ago in the 100 breaststroke, but in the latter, he topped Pat Kennedy's record (1:51.28) that had stood since 1982.

"I've never broken 1:50 before in my life in the IMs," Roddy said. "I wasn't expecting to do it this season. I'm in shock."

In addition, the senior swam on the 200 medley relay team that broke a record from last year, winning in 1:34.70. He combined with Greg Pelton, Tyler Thein and Alex Porter for that mark.

Roddy also helped the 400 relay team set the fifth and final record of the night, as it won in 3:09.08. Davison, Porter, Pelton and Roddy teamed up to beat that record, set in 2008.

In addition to that relay, Davison also broke a long-standing Loyola record, tying McDonogh's Giles Smith for first in the 100 freestyle in 46.20.

Davison's effort eclipsed P.T. DeGruchy's record (46.30) set in 1978.

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