Johns Hopkins beats The College of New Jersey; Greenhalgh breaks 20 Year Old Pool Record

Jan 8, 2014

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s swimming team won 10 of 14 events to defeat visiting TCNJ, 160-102, Wednesday morning in the Blue Jays’ first home meet of the season. The fourth-ranked Blue Jays improve to 4-0 on the season while the Lions, ranked eighth, slip to 4-2. The highlight of the meet came in the second event when freshman Andrew Greenhalgh broke the pool record in the 1650 Free.

Hopkins opened the meet with first, third and fifth-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay to jump out to a 13-4 lead. Junior Dylan Davis, senior Joe Acquaviva, junior Greg Kogut and senior Anthony Lordi won the relay with a time of 1:35.28. Taking third place in 1:39.22 was the team of freshmen Patrick Flynn and Connor Johnson and seniors David Woodford and Will Kimball. And placing fifth were junior Ryan Cunningham, freshmen Bryan Pon and Jeremy Bauchwitz and junior Aaron Katrikh in 1:40.64.

Greenhalgh then led a contingent of Blue Jays that took first through fourth in the 1650 Free. He beat the field to the wall, touching in 15:58.53 to break Victor Munsen’s 20-year-old pool record of 16:19.37. His time was also an NCAA provisional time. Freshman Josh Hughes placed second in 16:29.75, followed by sophomore Michael McGoldrick(16:33.17) and sophomore Billy Gravley (16:41.18). Kimball picked up a win in the 200 Free, finishing in 1:44.07 to win by 2.65 seconds. Cunningham took third place with a time of 1:46.78.

Davis took second place in the 100 Back as he finished in 53.34 while Woodford took third in 55.10. Acquaviva, freshman Scott Sterrett and Pon then took second through fourth in the 100 Breast. Acquaviva placed second with a time of 59.53, while Sterrett just beat out Pon by two-hundredths of a second for third place, as he finished in 1:00.99. Kogut got the Blue Jays back in the win column as he touched first in the 200 Fly in 1:58.70. Freshman Muhammad Hudhudfollowed in second with a time of 2:00.80 while freshman Kyle Verdeyen placed fourth in 2:02.80. Kogut’s win kicked off a string of four straight wins for the Blue Jays.

Lordi then won the 50 Free as he touched in 21.39 while Katrikh placed fifth in 22.53. Kimball won the 100 Free in 47.29 and Bauchwitz took fourth in 48.54. Davis followed with a big win in the 200 Back, beating the field by more than three seconds, in 1:55.68. Flynn placed third in 1:58.82 and Cunningham took fifth in 2:01.20. Sterrett then placed second in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:11.61 while Acquaviva finished in third in 2:12.22. Greenhalgh picked up his second win of the day as he took the top spot in the 500 Free, finishing in 4:40.57. Hughes placed third in 4:50.10 and Lordi placed fourth in 4:51.81.

Kogut completed his sweep of the Fly events, winning the 100 with a time of 52.19, while Woodford placed third in 53.44. In the final individual event of the day, Sterrett placed second in the 400 IM as he finished in 4:17.69. Cunningham followed in fourth (4:21.850, Hughes in fifth (4:23.59) and freshman Austin Bridges in sixth (4:26.44). Hopkins ended the meet with a win in the 400 Free Relay. Kimball, Acquaviva, Bauchwitz and Lordi won the event with a time of 3:09.73.

Hopkins returns to action on Friday, January 17 as the Blue Jays travel to the Eastern Shore to take on the St. Mary’s Seahawks. The meet is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm in the Aquatics Center at the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center.

The above is a press release from the Johns Hopkins Athletics Website. For complete meet results, click here. 

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