Johns Hopkins Defeats Loyola and Marywood at Thomas Murphy Invitational

Day 1: Nov. 1, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s swimming team won the first five events on day one of the Thomas Murphy Invitational. Hopkins leads host Loyola, 70-37, and Marywood, 76-31, through six events. The Blue Jays are looking to improve to 3-0 on the season as they head into day two.

Hopkins opened with a strong win the 400 Medley Relay as junior Dylan Davis, senior Joe Acquaviva, junior Greg Kogut and senior Anthony Lordi swam a time of 3:25.66 to win by more than eight seconds. Davis got the Blue Jays off on a strong foot with more than a one second lead after the 100 Back. The JHU team of freshmen Patrick Flynn and Bryan Pon, senior David Woodford and freshman Jeremy Bauchwitz placed third with a time of 3:34.56, finishing just a half second out of second place.

Freshman Andrew Greenhalgh then won the 500 Free by more than six seconds as he touched the wall in 4:40.81. Freshman Josh Hughes placed third in 4:48.61 and junior Berkay Polat placed fifth in 4:53.72. The Blue Jays turned in an impressive performance in the 200 IM, sweeping the top four spots. Acquaviva got the win as he finished in 1:58.24, just beating Flynn to the wall by two-hundredths of a second. Freshman Scott Sterrett placed third in 1:58.51, followed by classmate Muhammad Hudhud in fourth in 2:00.35.

Lordi and Kogut then took first and third in the 50 Free as JHU built on its lead. Lordi took the top spot with a time of 20.92, while Kogut finished in 21.49 for third. Hopkins then swept the top two spots in the 800 Free Relay. Greenhalgh, Hughes, junior Ryan Cunningham and Lordi got the win with a time of 7:02.98. The team of Hudhud, Sterrett, Flynn and Bauchwitz claimed second with a time of 7:06.98.

The second session of the Thomas Murphy Invitational continues at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2. The third and final session will begin at 3:00 pm.

Day 2: Nov. 2, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team won 11 of 13 swimming events to defeat Marywood and host Loyola at the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational. With wins over the Pacers (270-93) and the Greyhounds (242-123), the Blue Jays improve to 3-0 on the season. Senior Anthony Lordi and freshmen Muhammad Hudhud and Scott Sterrettled the way for the Blue Jays with two individual wins apiece. Lordi also swam on the winning 200 Medley Relay team.

Day two started with the 200 Free Relay and the Blue Jay team of freshman Jeremy Bauchwitz, junior Ed Pagano, seniorDavid Woodford and freshman Austin Bridges swam a time of 1:28.19 for second place. Hudhud then picked up the first of his two wins on the day as he took the top spot in the 400 IM with a time of 4:10.86, winning by more than eight seconds. Junior Ryan Cunningham placed third with a time of 4:19.52.

The Blue Jays followed with a sweep of first through third in the 100 Fly. Junior Greg Kogut led the field with a time of 51.37, to win by nearly two seconds over Woodford (53.30). Pagano placed third as he finished in 53.94. Hopkins did itself one better in the 200 Free by taking the top four spots. Lordi cruised to the win as he touched in 1:42.02. FreshmanJosh Hughes placed second in 1:45.93 followed by classmate Andrew Greenhalgh (1:46.12) and Bauchwitz (1:46.90) in third and fourth, respectively.

Junior Dylan Davis beat the field in the 100 Back with a winning time of 51.86 to best Loyola’s Aidan O’Hara by 1.10 seconds. The Blue Jays then took second through sixth, led by freshmanPatrick Flynn, who lost out on second place by just two-hundredths of a second (52.98). In the 100 Breast, Hopkins once again swept the top three spots, led by Sterrett with a winning time of 59.67. Senior Joe Acquaviva followed in a close second with a time of 59.96 while freshman Bryan Pon placed third in 1:00.72.

Greenhalgh beat the field in the 1650 Free by more than 42 seconds to win with an NCAA provisional time of 16:06.18. Hughes followed in second place with a time of 16:48.41 and sophomore Michael McGoldrick placed fourth in 16:59.92. Hopkins added to its win total with first and third-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay. Davis, Acquaviva, Woodford and Lordi swam a winning time of 1:35.46. Taking third place in 1:38.14 were junior Berkay Polat, Pon, Kogut and Bauchwitz.

The Blue Jays had their streak of seven straight wins snapped in the 200 Back, but they made up for it by taking second through fifth place. Davis led the way for the Jays with a time of 1:54.44, followed by Flynn in 1:57.35. Cunningham touched in 1:59.97 for fourth place, followed by Acquaviva in fifth in 2:00.00. Hopkins got back to its winning ways in the 100 Free as Lordi touched first with a time of 46.29 while junior Aaron Katrikh placed fourth in 48.99. Sterrett and Pon then combined to go one-two in the 200 Breast. Sterrett got to the wall first, winning in 2:12.65, and Pon followed in 2:15.31.

Hudhud and Kogut followed suit with first and second-place finishes, respectively, in the 200 Fly. Hudhud took the win in 1:55.30 and Kogut finished in 1:57.53. Hopkins closed out the meet with first and second-place finishes in the 400 Free Relay. Acquaviva, Kogut, Bauchwitz and Flynn combined to get the win in 3:10.85. Taking second place were Katrikh, Sterrett, Bridges and Hughes with a time of 3:15.07.

Hopkins is idle for two weeks and will be back in action on November 22-23 at the Gettysburg Invitational.


The above are press releases taken from the Johns Hopkins Athletic Website. For complete meet results click here. 

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