400 Free Relay Team Breaks School Record; JHU Finishes Sixth at NCAAs
March 24, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Johns Hopkins men's swim team wrapped up the 2012 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship with a school record and a sixth-place finish. All nine Blue Jays that competed at the championship earned All-America honors as Hopkins finished in the top 10 for the 39th time in 42 trips to the NCAA Championship.
Denison won its second straight NCAA Championship with 600 total points. Kenyon finished in second with 579 points, followed by Emory (342), MIT (235) and Redlands (221) to round out the top five. Hopkins finished in a tie for sixth place with Amherst as each team totaled 206 points. The sixth place finish is the highest for the Blue Jays since they finished as the national runner-up in 2008.
Senior Tim Nam earned All-America honors twice at this year's championship and finishes his career with six All-America honors on his resume. Juniors Nick Schmidt and Dylan Coggin led the Blue Jays this year with five All-America honors apiece, while classmate Carter Gisriel garnered four All-America honors in 2012.
Coggin opened the final day with a sixth-place finish in the 100 Free, as he touched in 45.08 in the finals. His prelim time of 44.81 was at the time the third fastest in school history. He collected his fourth All-America honor of the championship with the finish. Freshman Dylan Davis then placed fifth in the 200 Back as he clocked in at 1:47.52, the fifth fastest time in school history, to earn First Team All-America honors.
Hopkins wrapped up the day and the championship with bronze in the 400 Free Relay. The team of Coggin, sophomore Anthony Lordi, Gisriel and junior Tyler Woods swam a school record time of 2:58.67 to place third and earn First Team All-America honors. Coggin swam the opening leg and clocked in at a time of 44.67, the third fastest time in school history - besting his time of 44.81 earlier in the day in the 100 Free. His time of 44.67 is also just three one-hundredths of a second off the school record.
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