JHU Defeats Franklin & Marshall in First Home Meet

 

Women’s Meet

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team won nine of the first 10 events en route to a 137-95 win over visiting Franklin & Marshall in the Blue Jays’ home opener Saturday. The Blue Jays improve to 3-0 on the season while the Diplomats suffer their first loss and fall to 3-1.

The Blue Jays opened the meet with first and second-place finishes in the 400 Medley Relay. The team of freshman Michelle Kim, senior Sammi Fox, sophomore Shirley Chan and junior Sean McGrath won the relay in 4:02.74. Following in second place were senior Ana Bogdanovski, freshman Lena DiPrizito, Courtney Cowan and Sarah Fauska in 4:08.09. Sophomore Helena Arose then won the 1000 Free with a time of 11:02.58. Sophomore Lindsay Kriz placed second in 11:03.94.

Freshman Anna Wisniewski then won the 200 Free as she touched in 1:57.11. Freshman Lena Bless followed in third place in 2:01.74. Bogdanovski and senior Hannah Benn then went one-two in the 50 Back in a span of just three-tenths of a second. Bogdanovski beat her classmate to the wall with a time of 28.60. Their teammates did one better in the 50 Breast, sweeping the top three spots. Freshman Gwynnie LaMastra grabbed the win in 30.71, followed by sophomore Pilar Shimizu in second (31.52) and freshman Kaitlin Jones (31.84) in third.

Sophomore Abby Brown then won the 200 Fly as she touched in 2:10.91. Freshman Natalia Rincon claimed second place as she finished in 2:14.52. Senior Kylie Holden continued the winning ways as she touched first in the 50 Free with a time of 25.28. Sophomore Sarah Westley claimed third place in 26.06. Hopkins once again took the top three spots, this time in the 200 Back. McGrath took the win with a time of 2:11.22, followed by LaMastra (2:12.77) and freshman Sara Wujciak (2:13.32).

Franklin & Marshall got its lone win, before Hopkins began swimming exhibition, in the 200 Breast. The Dips Melissa Mullin won in 2:33.69 to just beat Diprizito by just 0.12 of a second. Arose followed in third place with a time of 2:34.16. In the last event before swimming exhibition, Cowan won the 500 Free in 5:12.81. Junior Ellen Marcus followed in third place with a time of 5:22.43. The Blue Jays swam exhibition in the final three events.

Hopkins returns to action at the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College, December 4-6. For complete meet results, click here. 

Men’s Meet

BALTIMORE, MD – The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team won the first 10 events of the meet en route to a 146-89 win over Franklin & Marshall in the Blue Jays’ home opener Saturday. Hopkins improves to 3-0 on the season while the Diplomats fall to 1-3.

Hopkins opened the meet with first and second-place finishes in the 400 Medley Relay. Sophomores Patrick Flynn and Evan Holder, freshman Kyle Otazu and senior Ryan Cunningham won the race with a time of 3:33.33. The team of junior Alex Lambert, freshman Michael Ashmead and freshman Mark Wilson and Andrew Gibson followed in second in 3:40.63. Senior Dylan Davis then won the 1000 Free, his first time swimming the event, with a time of 9:59.68. Junior Mickey McGoldrick touched in 10:04.49 for second place.

Freshman Luke Johnson then won the 200 Free, as he touched in 1:47.07, to beat out F&M’s Dennis Chen. Senior Aaron Katrikh placed third in 1:49.04. The Blue Jays then swept the top three spots in the 50 Back and 50 Breast to put some distance between themselves and the Diplomats. Sophomore Scott Sterrett won the 50 Back in 25.20, just beating freshman Jan Hagemeister, who finished in 25.58. Freshman Ronan Corgel placed third with a time of 26.99. In the 50 Breast, it was sophomore Bryan Pon taking the win as he clocked in at 27.63. Ashmead placed second in 28.38 and freshman Bobby Lesko placed third in 28.54.

Senior Greg Kogut and Wilson then went one-two in the 200 Fly finishing in 1:56.02 and 1:56.61, respectively. Sophomore Jeremy Bauchwitz and Otazu then turned the same trick in the 50 Free. Bauchwitz touched first in 21.92, followed closely by Otazu in 22.11. Hopkins took the top three spots in the 200 Back, led by Gibson’s winning time of 1:55.01. Cunningham took second in 1:57.03 and Corgel followed in third with a time of 2:04.69. Freshman Colburn Yu got in on the winning ways as he beat the field by nearly 10 seconds to win the 200 Breast in 2:12.28.

In the final event before swimming exhibition, the Blue Jays once again went one-two-three. Otazu picked up his first individual win of the day in the 500 Free, clocking in at 4:43.84. Holder placed second with a time of 4:49.34 and sophomore Josh Hughes finished in 4:58.67 for third. Hopkins swam exhibition in the final three events.

Hopkins returns to action at the Total Performance Invitational at Kenyon College, December 4-6. For complete meet results click here. 

The above articles are press releases taken from the Johns Hopkins Athletics Website. 

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Hannah Saiz fell into a pool at age eleven and hasn't climbed out since. She attended Kenyon College, won an individual national title in the 2013 NCAA 200 butterfly, and post-graduation has seen no reason to exit the natatorium. Her quest for continued chlorine over-exposure has taken her to Wisconsin …

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