Johns Hopkins Men Open with Victory at Franklin & Marshall

Oct 26, 2013

LANCASTER, PA – The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team won the first 12 events before swimming exhibition in the final two events en route to a 180-77 win over host Franklin & Marshall. Hopkins opens the season with a win for the fourth straight season.

Hopkins swept the top three spots in the 200 Medley Relay to open the meet with a 15-2 lead. Seniors David Woodford, Joe Acquaviva, Anthony Lordi and Will Kimball won the relay with a time of 1:35.68. Following in second place were freshmen Evan Holder, Bryan Pon, junior Ed Pagano and freshman Jeremy Bauchwitz in 1:37.20. Freshmen Patrick Flynn, Scott Sterrett, Muhammad Hudhud and Kyle Verdeyen wrapped up the sweep with a time of 1:40.34.

Freshman Andrew Greenhalgh then turned in an impressive swim in his debut, winning the 1000 Free in 9:32.82. It is the third fastest time in school history and the fastest since Scott Armstrong swam a time of 9:27.11 in 2002. Sophomore Billy Gravley followed in second place as he touched in 10:08.35. Hopkins then swept the top four spots in the 200 Free to push its lead to 44-11. Junior Ryan Cunningham won the event as he finished in 1:45.68, while freshman Josh Hughes took second in 1:46.45. Bauchwitz then took third as he touched in 1:47.42 and Flynn touched in 1:48.11 for fourth.

Hopkins once again swept the top four spots in the 100 Back, led by freshman Evan Holder with his time of 52.82. Woodford claimed second in 54.18, followed by sophomore Justin Tangin 54.34 and Kimball in 55.48. Sterrett then took first in the 100 Breast as the Blue Jays claimed first through third. Sterrett touched in 1.00.10 to just beat Pon, who finished in 1:00.66. Freshman Austin Bridges took third place in 1:04.69. Hudhud won the 200 Fly in 1:56.65, while sophomore Mickey McGoldrick took second with a career-best time of 2:06.56.

Lordi continued the string of Hopkins’ wins with a first-place finish in the 50 Free with a time of 21.02. Pagano claimed third in 22.74 while freshman Mitchell Boyer placed fifth in 23.33. Kimball and Hughes followed with a one-two finish in the 100 Free. Kimball touched first in 47.42 while Hughes took second in 48.76. Verdeyen placed fourth in 49.80 and Pagano took fifth in 50.87. Flynn then won the 200 Back, finishing in 1:56.02 and Lordi took second in 1:58.49. Hudhud then placed fourth in 2:06.85.

Hopkins swept the top three spots in the next three events before swimming exhibition in the final two events. Sterrett led the way with a win in the 200 Breast as he touched in 2:10.37. Holder touched exactly two minutes later for second and Pon took third in 2:16.56. Greenhalgh then grabbed the win in the 500 Free in a time of 4:41.93. Hughes placed second in 4:54.61 and Tang claimed third in 5:03.82. Acquaviva won the 100 Fly in 52.91, while Hudhud placed second in 53.42 and Verdeyen placed third in 55.53.

Hopkins returns to action at the annual Thomas Murphy Invitational hosted by nearby Loyola University. The Invitational kicks off at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 1 at Mangione Pool in the Loyola Fitness and Aquatic Center.

 

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

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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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