Schmidt Earns First Team All-America Honors in 500 Free
March 21, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team opened the first day of the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship with All-America honors in three events. Hopkins is in eighth place with 45 points following the first day of the championship. Emory sits atop the standings with 218 points, followed by Kenyon (172) and defending champion, Denison (170).
Junior Nick Schmidt opened the championship with a sixth-place finish in the 500 Free. He clocked in with a career-best time of 4:30.90, the ninth fastest time in program history. He earned First Team All-America honors with his finish. The Blue Jays then placed two in the consolation final of the 50 Free. Junior Carter Gisriel placed fourth in the consolation final (12th overall) with a finals time of 20.57. His prelim time of 20.54 is the sixth fastest in school history and a career best. Junior Dylan Coggin finished in eighth, 12th overall, as he clocked in at 20.76. His prelim time of 20.66 is a career best as well as the eighth fastest in program history. Gisriel and Coggin each earn Honorable Mention All-America honors.
Hopkins closed out the day with a sixth place finish in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of sophomore Joe Acquaviva, senior Tim Nam, Gisriel and sophomore Anthony Lordi swam the relay in a finals time of 1:31.70. The sixth place finish earns the team First Team All-America honors.
The NCAA Championship continues at the IU Natatorium on Thursday, March 22. Day two will begin at 10:00 am with the 200 Free Relay preliminary. Fans can follow the championship with live results and video. Championship finals are slated to begin at 6:00 pm.
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