Johns Hopkins Takes Second at Thomas Murphy Invitational
• Scores: Drexel (954.5 points), Johns Hopkins (926.5), West Chester (669), Loyola (602)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Mangione Pool at the Fitness & Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team won seven events in the final two sessions to finish in second place at the Thomas Murphy Invitational.
Top Finishers • Session Two
• Hopkins kicked off the morning session with first and fourth-place finishes in the 200 Free Relay. Sophomore Brandon Fabian, seniors Michael Ashmead and Mark Wilson and junior Alex Carson swam a 1:24.32 to grab first place. Juniors Emile Kuyl and Michael Wohl, senior Davis Knox and freshman Nat Davenport finished in fourth with a time of 1:26.08.
• Freshman Christopher Arena then led the Blue Jays to a sweep of the top three spots in the 400 IM. He beat the field to the wall in 4:06.39. Sophomore Raphael Bechtold followed in 4:07.51 and freshman Matt McGough touched in 4:07.56.
• Mark Wilson followed with a win in the 100 Fly as he clocked in at 50.75 to win by more than eight-tenths of a second. Davenport was the next Blue Jay finisher as the placed 10th in 53.05.
• Fabian grabbed another win in the 200 Free as he finished in 1:40.49. Knox placed fifth with a time of 1:43.93 and Wohl took sixth in 1:43.99.
• Ashmead was the top Blue Jay in the 100 Breast as he placed sixth in 59.64. Freshman Marcelo Lauzurique followed in seventh (59.81) and junior Peter Lazorchak took ninth (1:00.10).
• Kuyl led JHU in the 100 Back with a second-place finish in 51.36. Conzola followed in third with a time of 51.75 and Carson in sixth (52.48).
• Junior Erik Bostrom earned another win for the Blue Jays in the final event of the morning session. He won the 1650 Free in 16:23.62, beating the field by 5.74 seconds. Freshman Riley Mears finished in fifth place with a time of 16:39.43.
How it Happened • Session Three
• Hopkins started the final session the way it had the second, with a relay win. Kuyl, Lazorchak, Mark Wilson and Carson combined for a winning time of 1:32.90 in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of Conzola, Davenport, senior Jan Hagemeister and sophomore Reid Cagir finished in fifth place with a time of 1:36.61.
• The Blue Jays then went one-two in the 200 Back, led by McGough, who touched in 1:53.84. Kuyl followed in 1:54.89 for second place.
• The 100 Free saw JHU grab third through sixth place. Fabian paced the Blue Jays with a time of 46.27, followed by senior Austin Wilson (47.24), Wohl (47.29) and Ashmead (47.59).
• Freshman Noah Frassrand followed with a sixth-place finish in the 200 Breast with a time of 2:08.72. Lauzurique finished in seventh place in 2:09.43 and sophomore Jasper Van Cauwelaert placed eighth in 2:09.91.
• Hopkins then grabbed four of the top six spots in the 200 Fly. Arena led the way with a second-place finish and a time of 1:54.87. Senior Kyle Otazu finished in third with a time of 1:55.12 and Mark Wilson took fourth in 1:55.54. Sophomore Matthew Garza rounded out the top six as he finished in 1:56.15.
• The Blue Jays wrapped up the day with second and third-place finishes in the 400 Free Relay. Ashmead, Wohl, Carson and Fabian combined for a time of 3:05.76, missing first by just nine-hundredths of a second. Taking third were Knox, Austin Wilson, Otazu and Davenport with a time of 3:09.97.
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, November 18 at NYU, where Hopkins will also take on TCNJ. The meet is slated for a 1:00 pm start at the Palladium Pool.