SCRANTON - The University of Scranton men's and women's swimming & diving teams finished off their portion of the 2021 Landmark Conference Virtual Championships on Saturday in the Byron Center, hosting a morning and evening session on the day.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the Landmark Championships is being held virtually at individual campus sites across the conference.
Here are some highlights of the final day of competition:
- Before the evening session, the Royals honored their 2021 senior class.
- For the men: John Canilla (Florham Park, N.J./Oratory Prep), Jack Donnelly (Washington Crossing, Pa./Council Rock North) and John Fimmano (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug).
- For the women: Rebecca Berg (Cherry Hill, N.J./Moorestown Friends School), Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford), Mackenzie Morret (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs), Marycate O'Sullivan (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet), Katie Pace (Rego Park, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy), Kat Ruzzi (Stony Point, N.Y./Albertus Magnus), Cara Webster (Bradford, Pa./Bradford) and Maddie Weir (Drexel Hill, Pa./Upper Darby).
- In the morning session, things kicked off with Scranton's 200 freestyle relay team breaking a Byron Center pool record in the event with a time of 1:27.19. On the team for the Royals was Donnelly, Fimmano, freshman Scott Majka (Maysville, Pa./Trinity) and sophomore Michael Krumenacker (Ambler, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep).
- Later in the 100-breaststroke on the men's side, Donnelly broke the pool record in that event, hitting the wall in 56.81.
- Finally, the morning ended with the women's 400-medley relay squad breaking a pool record in 4:03.32. On that team for the Royals was Byrne, O'Sullivan, sophomore Danielle Pikulik (Smithtown, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and freshman Claudia O'Reilly (Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional).
- In the evening, Donnelly broke another Byron Center record, this time in the 200-breaststroke in 2:08.82.
- The championships ended with both 400-freestyle relay teams posting strong times, as the women's team posted a time of 3:38.83 and the men's came in with a time of 3:16.25.
- Full results from today and for the entire Virtual Championships at Scranton are linked at the top of the article.
Next week, the 2021 Landmark Virtual Championships will wrap up with diving competition across the conference. Scranton will dive on Saturday at Marywood at a time to be determined.
Full results and award winners will then be released by the Landmark Conference once the diving competition is completed. Fans are reminded to continue to go to athletics.scranton.edu as updates are made available.