|John Fimmano||Timothy Quigley||Michael Diana||Lauren Byrne||Claire Mason|
The University of Scranton men's and women's swimming & diving teams are ready to take part in the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships, which will begin Friday at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center in Germantown, Md. The event runs through Sunday.
On the weekend, Scranton's women's team will look to capture their first Landmark Conference title since 2010 and their fourth Landmark championship overall in program history. The men's team will be in search of their first Landmark title, as both teams finished third overall in last year's championships.
During the regular season, Scranton's women's team posted an 8-2 mark in dual meets. Last season on their way to a third place finish, sophomore Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) won Landmark individual championships in three events - the 100-back, 100-breaststroke, and 200-IM - on her way to earning the Landmark's Rookie of the Year award. Meanwhile, senior Claire Mason (Livingston, N.J./Mt. St. Dominic Academy) will return to the Landmark Championships this weekend after collecting an individual title of her own last season in the 200-breaststroke.
On the men's side, Scranton posted a 6-4 record in dual meets on the year, and look to build off their third place finish as a team in last season's Landmark championships. In 2018, junior diver Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J./Immaculata-Somerville) had a big weekend, earning Landmark Co-Diver of the Year accolades after winning the 3-meter dive and finishing second in the 1-meter dive.
In swimming events, junior Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was a two-time conference champion on the weekend, taking the 100-fly and 100-breaststroke. Meanwhile, sophomore John Fimmano (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) had a runner-up finish in the 200-fly, and a pair of Royal relay teams (200-medley, 400-medley) did the same, as well.
Fans making the trip to Germantown are reminded that ticket sales at the Germantown Swim Center will start at 8:00 a.m. all three days.
If you are not making the trip to Maryland, there will still be way to follow the action live all weekend long. The Landmark Conference will be providing live video coverage of both morning and evening sessions each day, and live stats will also be available.
For links to live coverage and for more information on this weekend's Landmark Conference swimming & diving championships, click here.