GERMANTOWN, Md. - It was another big night for sophomore Lauren Byrne (Cranford, N.J./Cranford) of The University of Scranton women's swimming & diving team, as she led the Royals on the second day of the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships on Saturday at the Germantown Swim Center.
After breaking program, conference, and championships records in the 200-IM on Friday, Byrne did the same thing in the 200-breaststroke on Saturday night, hitting the wall in 1:04.71. Byrne broke her own record in the event, which was set by the sophomore last season at the Landmark championships.
To open the night, Scranton's 200-medley relay team notched All-Landmark Conference honors, finishing second in a time of 1:47.52 to snap a school record in the event. On the team for the Royals was Byrne, sophomore's Marycate O'Sullivan (Nanuet, N.Y./Nanuet) and Audrey Campo (Clarks Summit, Pa./Scranton Prep), and senior Claire Mason (Livingston, N.J./Mt. St. Dominic Academy).
Next, in the 400-IM, Campo won the first Landmark Conference championship of her career, as she captured the event with a time of 4:37.37. The time broke a school record in the event that stood for 13 years, as Campo beat her nearest competitor by over four seconds in the event.
Elsewhere in the 400-IM, junior Jenna Harper (Easton, Pa./Easton Area) registered a fifth place finish in 4:49.47, while in the 100-fly, O'Sullivan finished seventh in 1:01.38. The next finish of note for Scranton came in the 200-free, where freshman Amber Diehl (Hyde Park, N.Y./Franklin D. Roosevelt) was fifth overall in 2:00.26.
Up next was the 100-breast, where Scranton swept the awards podiuem with Royals finishing in the top three spots, led by Byrne's record-setting performance that was also an NCAA "B" cut time. Finishing in second in the event was Campo in 1:05.44, while Mason was third in 1:06.62.
The rest of the evening saw O'Sullivan place fourth in the 100-backstroke (59.89), while senior Susan Neggia (Fair Lawn, N.J./Immaculate Heart Academy) was sixth in the same event with a time of 1:01.68. In the 3-meter dive, junior Anne Gormley (Havertown, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) was fifth with a final score of 220.25, and in the final event of the night, the 800-free relay, Scranton's team finished fourth with a time of 8:12.91.
In the team race entering Sunday, Susquehanna continues to hold a lead over the rest of the field.
The University of Scranton women's swimming & diving team concludes the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships on Sunday. For live video and live results links for the day, click here.