Scores: Drexel (325.5 points), Johns Hopkins (291.5), Loyola (213.5), West Chester (213.5)
Location: Baltimore, MD Mangione Pool at the Fitness & Aquatic Center
The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men's swim team won two events and is in second place after the first session of the Thomas Murphy Invitational.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
"Tonight we had a lot of fun, but it's a long three-session meet. The team is focused and has been working hard the past several weeks. Tomorrow will be the test if we can keep our momentum rolling from session one! Great swims by Alison Shapiro, starting us out with an anchor leg on the medley relay in a huge breakthrough swim and Davis Knox closed the session out with a gutsy 800 Free Relay leg."
Hopkins opened the night with a win in the 400 Medley Relay as senior Peter Conzola, junior Peter Lazorchak, senior Mark Wilson and sophomore Brandon Fabian swam a 3:24.41.
Fabian followed with a win in the 500 Free, beating the field by more than two seconds as he clocked in at 4:35.08. Senior Kyle Otazu took third overall with a time of 4:41.07 and junior Erik Bostrom placed sixth in 4:44.19.
Senior Austin Wilson was the top Blue Jay in the 200 IM, placing fifth overall with a time of 1:55.95. Mark Wilson followed in seventh (1:56.90) and freshman Noah Frassrand in eighth (1:57.11).
Junior Alex Carson led Hopkins in the 50 Free with a second-place finish overall and a time of 21.45. Senior Michael Ashmead followed in a tie for fourth place as he finished in 21.57. Freshman Nat Davenport finished in seventh place overall with his time of 21.80.
The Blue Jays wrapped up the first session of the invitational with second and fourth place finishes overall in the 800 Free Relay. Otazu, Fabian, junior Michael Wohl and senior Davis Knox swam a time of 6:51.88 for second. Taking fourth place were junior Emile Kuyl, Ashmead, Austin Wilson and Frassrand with a time of 7:02.63.
The Thomas Murphy Invitational continues on Saturday, November 4 with sessions at 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. Fans can follow the results on the Meet Mobile app.