Blue Jays Post Six More NCAA B Cuts on Final Day of Nike Cup
• Location: Chapel Hill, NC • Maurice J. Koury Natatorium
• The Short Story: On the third and final day of the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational, the Johns Hopkins women’s swim team posted five NCAA B cuts and three personal bests.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “Tonight was all about the seniors! They had a great night and Austin Wilson, Ronan Corgel, and Colby Yu all ended their swimming careers with lifetime best swims! For many it's congrats on a great year and for others it's time to get back to work for NCAA's. What's clear is that we are proud of this team!”
• Corgel opened the night for the Blue Jays with a second-place finish in the 200 Back with a time of 1:53.02. His prelim time of 1:52.39 was a career best. Senior Andrew Gibson followed in third place with a time of 1:55.60.
• Junior Michael Wohl then swam a 45.41 for fourth place in the 100 Free. He posted an NCAA B cut with his prelim time of 45.27. Sophomore Alex Carson took fifth place in 45.68. Wilson also posted a personal best as he clocked in 46.32.
• The 200 Breast saw freshman Marcelo Lauzurique grab first place. He touched the wall in 2:02.70 to post both an NCAA B cut and a personal best. Sophomore Jasper Van Cauwelaert followed in second place, also posting a B cut and personal best, with a time of 2:04.27. Yu finished in fourth place (2:06.34) and was followed closely by freshman Noah Frassrand (2:06.44).
• The Blue Jays saw another personal best swim in the 200 Fly as sophomore Matthew Garza turned in a 1:52.07. Junior Raphael Bechtold followed in 1:55.78.
• Senior Michael Ashmead, freshman Nat Davenport, Wilson and senior Luke Johnson grabbed first place in the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:04.67. Carson, Bechtold, Garza and Van Cauwelaert finished in second place in 3:10.14.
• The weekend ended with a trio of NCAA B cuts and a personal best. Freshman Riley Mears swam a 15:54.52, also a personal best, to place third in the 1650 Free. Freshman Christopher Arena placed fourth in 15:57.93 and classmate Matt McGough took fifth in 16:09.93.
Hopkins will now prepare for the 2018 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship, which is slated for March 21-24 in Indianapolis, IN.