Johns Hopkins Defeats Stevens Tech, 113-89
• Score: Johns Hopkins-113, Stevens Tech-89
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team returned from its annual training trip and beat visiting Stevens, 113-89, Saturday afternoon.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “We are proud of the team for a great Florida trip and we’re pleased with the effort today. Lead by an amazing group of seniors, this team is ready for the next step as we move towards the championship portion of the season.”
• Hopkins opened the day with a sweep of the top three spots in the 200 Medley Relay to grab 17 points. Seniors Jan Hagemeister, Mark Wilson, Peter Conzola and Luke Johnson won the event with a time of 1:36.92. Taking second place with a time of 1:38.35 were seniors Ronan Corgel, Michael Ashmead, Kyle Otazu and Davis Knox. And grabbing third were freshman Nat Davenport, senior Colby Yu, freshman Dillon De Priest and junior Erik Bostrom in 1:40.05.
• The Blue Jays then picked up first and second in the 1000 Free, led by freshman Matt McGough. He clocked in with a career-best time of 9:48.18. Sophomore Raphael Bechtold followed in 10:11.94 for second place.
• Hopkins swam some exhibitions in the 200 Free, with Otazu beating the field in 1:44.89. Johnson turned in the third fastest time as he finished in 1:47.94.
• Junior Alex Carson grabbed first place in the 50 Free as he touched in 21.46. Junior Michael Wohl followed in second with a time of 21.75.
• Hagemeister followed with a win in the 200 IM with his time of 1:57.90. Senior Austin Wilson placed second as he clocked in at 2:00.76.
• Sophomore Brandon Fabian turned in the top time in the 100 Fly as he swam a 51.58. Ashmead had the third fastest time as he finished in 53.10.
• Davenport and freshman Noah Frassrand posted the two fastest times in the 100 Free. Davenport touched in 48.05, followed by Frassrand in 48.36.
• Mark Wilson then won the 100 Back, beating Stevens’ Sam Fuller by nearly two seconds. Wilson touched the wall in 52.60. Freshman Riley Mears finished in third place with his time of 56.27.
• Hopkins once again took the top two spots in the next event, the 500 Free. Freshman Christopher Arena grabbed the win with a career-best time of 4:45.12. Junior Emile Kuyl finished in 4:49.79 for second place.
• In the final individual event of the day, the Blue Jays posted the top four times in the 100 Breast. Ashmead led the way with a time of 1:00.26, followed closely by Yu just three-hundredths of a second later. Sophomore Jasper Van Cauwelaert swam a 1:00.54 and Bostrom posted a 1:01.43.
• Hopkins ended the day with the fastest time in the 200 Free Relay. Mark Wilson, Knox, Johnson and Austin Wilson finished in 1:28.39. The team of junior Peter Lazorchak, McGough, freshman Marcelo Lauzurique and Frassrand posted the third best time – 1:31.15.
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, January 20 as the Blue Jays travel to Pittsburgh, PA to take on Carnegie Mellon and Denison. The meet is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start at the Carnegie Mellon Swimming & Diving Pool.