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Loyola swim team makes waves at NAIA nationals

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Members of Loyola swim team race in the indoor pool on Jan. 20, 2023. The team concluded their season at nationals in Columbus, GA.

The Loyola swim team competed at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Championship on March 6-9.

In the men’s 4×200-yard freestyle relay, Jack McNamara, Tate Bladon, Benjamin Chehebar, and Logan Gary broke the Loyola record for the first time since 2019 with a time of 3:04.12, finishing in 8th place and All-American in the second heat.

Tate Bladon set a school record of 45.15 in his preliminary swim in the 100-yard Freestyle, which placed him in the B final where he swam a 45.53. Harvey Quiddington finished 14th in the 200-yard Breaststroke at 2:04.85, which was just close to breaking his own previously set record.

“…the team spirit is always high at nationals. This is a chance to get up on the block and show everyone that you deserve a medal more than they do” said Quiddington.

Eve Thomas placed 18th in the 200-yard Backstroke with a personal best of 2:08.46. Catherine Streeter swam a 53.98 in the 100 Freestyle.

Monty Moore Yetter swam a 56.20 in the 100-yard Breaststroke, setting a school record for Loyola. Yetter finished in 16th place in the finals with a time of 57.68.

Mya Baker won her heat for the 1650-yard Freestyle with a time of 18:11.22.

At the end of nationals, the Loyola Wolf Pack Swim Team finished in 12th place.

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