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Women's Swimming and Diving Takes First Place at Worcester City Championship

Holy Cross Athletics   10-27-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s swimming and diving team won the Callie Taffe trophy for coming in first place at the Worcester City Championship on Friday and Saturday.

The Crusaders finished with a team score of 1,051, a full 229 points ahead of second place Assumption. The team claimed first place in nine of the 13 individual events and four of the five relays. Kayleigh Hoagland was named female swimmer of the meet for her seven first place finishes, both individually and in relays. Casey Sherman was named female diver of the meet for taking home the victory in both diving events.


  • The Crusaders claimed first place in four relays including the 800 free, 400 medley, 200 free, and 400 free. Emily Sullivan, Brianna Larnard, Isabella Miko-Rydzaj, and Hoagland swam a 7:56.91 in the 800 free. Lauren Moran, Caroline Body, Larnard, and Hoagland finished in 4:00.65 in the 400 medley. Larnard, Alicia Vesey, Rose Kelly, and Hoagland won the 200 free in 1:40.95. And Miko-Rydzaj, Sullivan, Kelly, and Hoagland finished in 3:38.83 in the 400 free.
  • Hoagland also won three individual events. She swam a 2:00.60 in the 200 free, and 24.67 in the 50 free, a meet record, and a 54.10 in the 100 free.
  • Miko-Rydzaj and Sullivan each won two individual events. Miko-Rydzaj swam a 2:10.65 in the 200 IM which was a meet record, and a 2:10.19 in the 200 fly. Sullivan won the 400 IM in 4:39.94 and the 200 breast with a 2:28.34.
  • Body won the 100 brest with a 1:08.63.
  • Larnard came in first in the 100 fly with a 59.35.
  • Sherman won the three meter dive with a score of 452.77 and broke the tem record in the one meter dive with a 429.15.


The Crusaders take on Sacred Heart and Manhattan next Saturday, Nov. 3, in Fairfield, Conn.

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