Tang Breaks Pool Record as Hopkins tops Franklin & Marshall
Oct. 27, 2012
BALTIMORE, MD - Freshman Justin Tangbroke a seven-year-old pool record and the Johns Hopkins men's swim team won 13 of 14 events to best visiting Franklin & Marshall, 205.5-56.5. The Blue Jays improve to 2-0 on the season, while the Diplomats are now 0-1.
Hopkins won the first six events of the day to get off to a strong start. The Blue Jays opened the meet by taking first through third in the 200 Medley Relay. Senior Dylan Coggin, junior Joe Acquaviva, senior Nick Schmidt and junior Will Kimball combined for a time of 1:35.21 to take the win. Tang, sophomores Gideon Hou and Greg Kogut, and junior Anthony Lordi finished in 1:36.10 for second place. And coming in third was sophomore Dylan Davis, junior Alex Polyak and seniors Carter Gisriel and Tyler Woodsin 1:36.92.
The Blue Jays also claimed the top three spots in the next five events. The 1000 Free was led by freshman Bill Gravley with a time of 9:52.07. Freshman Michael McGoldrick followed in second in 10:05.71, while senior Alec Contag finished in third in 10:30.32. Junior Anthony Lordipaced the field in the 200 Free, winning the event in 1:43.15. Schmidt took second in 1:44.58 and Coggin took third in 1:45.44.
Acquaviva touched first in the 50 Back with a time of 24.37 to beat out junior David Woodford, who finished in 24.97. Freshman Alex Lambert rounded out the top three with a time of 26.56. Hou was the winner in the 50 Breast as he touched in 27.31, followed by Tang (27.68) and sophomore Ryan Cunningham (29.21). The 100 Fly saw Gisriel take the top spot as he finished in 51.87, out-touching Kogut by one hundredth of a second. Sophomore Joseph Connors followed in third place with a time of 53.97. John Zipp picked up the Diplomats' lone win of the meet as he clocked in at 21.76 to win the 50 Free. Freshman Max Wildetook second place in 22.00, while Davis claimed third in 22.64.
Hopkins returned to the win column with Kimball's win in the 100 Free with a time of 46.96. Sophomore Aaron Katrikhthen tied for second with Zipp as each touched in 48.46. Hopkins once again took the top three spots in the next two events, the 100 Back and 100 Breast. Coggin paced the field in the Back, clocking in at 53.54 for first place. Cunningham (54.31) and Schmidt (54.89) followed in second and third, respectively. Hou led the way in the Breast, winning with a time of 58.55. He was followed by Lordi (1:00.07) and Polyak (1:03.13) in second and third, respectively.
McGoldrick won the 500 Free in 4:56.69, to win by more than 10 seconds. Contag took second place with a time of 5:07.55. The Blue Jays continued their dominance in the final three events, taking first through third in each. Connors was the winner of the 50 Fly, with a time of 23.36. Woods finished in second in 23.57 and senior Dan Raynard finished in third in 24.97. Tang then posted his record-breaking swim in the 400 IM, winning with a time of 4:02.55, to break J.P. Balfour's 2005 pool record by more than six seconds (4:08.67). He also won the event by more than 16 seconds. Gravley finished in second as he touched in 4:18.70 and sophomore Berkay Polatfinished in 4:23.30 for third.
Hopkins closed out the day by taking first, second and third in the 400 Free Relay. The team of Kimball, Acquaviva, Lordi and Schmidt led the way with a time of 3:08.19. Coggin, Gisriel, Woods and Raynard combined for a time of 3:11.80 for second place. And wrapping up the Jays' day was Katrikh, Cunningham, Wilde and Lambert with a time of 3:18.46.
Hopkins returns to action with the annual Loyola Thomas Murphy Invitational, November 2-3, at the Mangione Pool. The Invitational is set to begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 2.
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