Johns Hopkins Splits with TCNJ and West Chester
• Score: Johns Hopkins-156, TCNJ-103
West Chester-162.5, Johns Hopkins-99.5
• Records: JHU (6-2) • WCU (6-3) • TCNJ (4-2)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team opened the 2017 slate with a split versus TCNJ and West Chester. The Blue Jays beat the Lions, 156-105, but fell to the Division II Rams 162.5-99.5.
• Hopkins opened the meet versus TCNJ with first and third-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay. Junior Jan Hagemeister, sophomore Peter Lazorchak, juniors Mark Wilson and Michael Ashmead won with a time of 1:34.19. Taking third place were senior Patrick Flynn, seniors Scott Sterrett, Evan Holder and Jeremy Bauchwitz with a time of 1:38.70. Against WCU, Hopkins placed second and fourth in the relay.
• Senior Andy Greenhalgh followed with a dominating performance in the 1650 Free. He clocked in at 15:37.62 to beat the field by more than 54 seconds. His time bested his own pool record by nearly 21 seconds. Sophomore Erik Bostrom took second versus the Lions and third against the Rams.
• In the 200 Free, junior Davis Knox and sophomore John Chu finished in second and third. Knox touched in 1:45.70 and Chu finished in 1:46.10.
• Hagemeister then won the 100 Back as he clocked in at 52.72. He won by 1.21 seconds versus TCNJ and 1.14 seconds against WCU.
• Lazorchak followed with a win in the 100 Breast over the Lions as he touched in 59.46. He finished in third place against the Rams. Sterrett took second against the Lions in 1:00.78.
• Junior Kyle Otazu took second in the 200 Fly against TCNJ with a time of 1:57.31 while Wohl placed third (1:59.43).
• Bauchwitz then placed third in the 50 Free (22.45) against TCNJ and second against West Chester.
• The 100 Free saw Holder earn the win against TCNJ, while finishing second against West Chester (47.34). In addition, Ashmead placed third against the Rams with a time of 48.03.
• Conzola followed with a win in the 200 Back as he beat the field with a time of 1:55.97.
• Against the Lions, Hopkins took the top three spots in the 200 Breast. Sterrett led the way as he finished in 2:14.59. Freshmen Raph Bechtold (2:14.97) and Vincent Hou (2:16.08) followed in second and third, respectively.
• Bostrom picked up a win in the 500 Free against TCNJ with a time of 4:45.82. He placed third against West Chester in the event.
• Wohl followed with a win in the 100 Fly as he touched first with a time of 51.77. Mark Wilson followed in second place as he clocked in at 52.25.
• The Blue Jays took the top two spots in the 200 IM versus the Lions. Sophomore Emile Kuyl led the way with his time of 1:59.48, followed by junior Austin Wilson in 2:00.08.
• Hopkins ended the night with a second-place finish in the 200 Free Relay. Flynn, Chu, freshman Reid Cagir and junior Luke Johnson combined for a time of 1:30.90.
• Greenhalgh crushed his own pool record in the 1650 Free, besting his old mark by 20.91 seconds. That was one of three pool records that fell on the day as WCU’s Mike Oliver broke the records in the 100 and 200 Breast.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 11-4 all-time against TCNJ as the Blue Jays snapped a two-game skid in the series. It is the Jays’ first win over the Lions since January 8, 2014. • Hopkins falls to 11-7 against West Chester as the Rams have now won three straight against the Jays.
• Johns Hopkins travels to New York, NY on January 13 to take on MIT and host NYU. The meet is slated for a 3:00 pm start.