BALTIMORE, Md. — Goucher's Morgan Richter (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne) recorded the fastest time in the 50-yard butterfly in the history of the Landmark Conference tonight during the Gophers' first dual meet against a Division I opponent since 1988-99.
The senior also turned in the only first-place performance by a Goucher swimmer in the meet against Loyola (Md.). He touched first in the 100 butterfly, completing the event in 51.83 seconds. Second place went to Ben Cono of the Greyhounds, who was clocked at :53.12.
Richter was runner-up to Loyola's Rich Mueller in the 50 fly, but his time of 23.73 seconds eclipsed the Landmark record of :24.36 established back in 2011-12 by Goucher's Charlie Leonard. Muller's winning time was :23.35.
The Gophers (2-7) took second place in two freestyle events and the 50-yard backstroke. Colin Richter (Cleburne, Texas/Cleburne) completed the 50 free in :22.48 and finished behind only Loyola's Madison Hardimon; in the 200 free, first place went to Andrew Mann of the Greyhounds (1:54.61) and second to Ian Furst (North Reading, Mass./homeschooled), who posted a time of 1:57.55.
Blake Rhodes (St. Charles, Mo./St. Charles West) placed second in the 50 back (:27.15).
Goucher was awarded the entire allotment of 15 points in the final event of the meet as it three entries in the 200 freestyle relay were uncontested.
The Greyhounds (9-3) defeated the Gophers, 145-106.
Goucher will take on Drew and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in a triangular meet in Madison, N.J. tomorrow at 1 p.m.