William & Mary Tops Johns Hopkins in Season Opener
• Score: William & Mary-194, Johns Hopkins-68
• Records: JHU (0-1) • WM (1-0)
• Location: Williamsburg, VA • Recreation Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team fell to host William & Mary, 194-68, on Saturday afternoon in both teams’ season-opener. Sophomore transfer Brandon Fabian led the Blue Jays with a win in the 200 Free.
• Hopkins opened the season with a third and fifth-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of senior Jan Hagemeister, junior Peter Lazorchak and seniors Mark Wilson and Michael Ashmead combined for a time of 1:34.33. Junior Emile Kuyl, freshmen Noah Frassrand and Nat Davenport, and junior Alex Carson finished in 1:36.77.
• Junior Erik Bostrom and freshman Christopher Arena then finished in third and fourth, respectively, in the 1000 Free. Bostrom clocked in at 9:49.11 and Arena finished in 9:56.07.
• Fabian then won the 200 Free as he beat the field by more than two seconds. He clocked in at 1:41.49, beating William & Mary’s Eric Grimes, who touched in 1:43.70. Junior Michael Wohl placed fifth as he touched in 1:47.67.
• Kuyl followed with a fourth-place finish in the 100 Back with a time of 53.27. Hagemeister followed closely in fifth just 0.21 seconds later. In the 100 Breast, Lazorchak led JHU with a second-place finish and a time of 59.28. Freshman Marcelo Lauzurique clocked in at 59.71 to finish in third place.
• Otazu grabbed another second-place finish for the Blue Jays with a time of 1:55.05 in the 200 Fly. Sophomore Matthew Garza finished in fifth place with his time of 1:56.96. Wilson led the Jays in the 50 Free with a fifth-place finish and a time of 21.76. Carson touched just one-hundredth of a second later for sixth place.
• Fabian followed his win with a second-place finish in the 100 Free with a time of 46.63. Carson clocked in at 48.49 for fourth place while Ashmead finished five-hundredths of a second after for fifth place. Senior Peter Conzola led Hopkins in the 200 Back, as he finished in fifth with a time of 1:57.85. Freshman Matt McGough followed in sixth in 1:58.82.
• Lauzurique was the top Blue Jay in the 200 Breast with a second-place finish and a time of 2:11.29. Frassrand followed in fourth place with a time of 2:12.71. Otazu grabbed his second second-place finish as he clocked in at 4:46.03 in the 500 Free. Arena claimed fifth place with a time of 4:49.55.
• Wilson claimed second in the 100 Fly as he touched in 51.27, while Davenport took fifth in 52.88. Frassrand then placed fifth in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.34. McGough followed in 2:01.99 for sixth place.
• Hopkins ended the day with second and fifth-place finishes in the 400 Free Relay. Wilson, Carson, Fabian and Ashmead clocked in at 3:08.94. Wilson’s lead leg of 48.25 was more than a second and a half faster than his career best. Davenport, senior Davis Knox, Otazu and freshman Dillon De Priest finished in fifth with a time of 3:15.13.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “Thank you to William & Mary for hosting us. They have been a Division I mid-major powerhouse for years. There is nothing more fun than going into a meet overmatched and coming out with some wins! The men battled and showed fight to the end. We were electrified by newcomer Brandon Fabian’s 200 Free and impressed with our senior leadership throughout.”
• Johns Hopkins travels to Annapolis, MD to take on host Navy and Towson on October 20 at 4:00 pm.