Two Records Fall on Day Two of Big Al Open
• Scores: Johns Hopkins (343 • 4th place)
• Location: Princeton, NJ • DeNunzio Pool
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins men’s swim team broke two school records and accumulated 205 points on the second day of Princeton’s Big Al Open. The Blue Jays sit in fourth place behind Princeton (868.5 points), Brown (415) and Columbia (361).
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “Another strong day! The men’s 200 Medley Relay got us started with a new team record and Emile Kuyl and Gwynnie LaMastra followed with records of their own! With one day left, the team is staying focused on the process and the coaches couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s hard work.”
• Hopkins opened the night in record-breaking fashion as the team of juniors Emile Kuyl and Peter Lazorchak, senior Mark Wilson and junior Alex Carson swam a 1:28.86. That time broke the school record by 0.52 seconds, was an NCAA provisional cut and was good for third place. In fact, the quartet missed second place by just five-hundredths of a second. Taking eighth place, also with an NCAA provisional cut, were seniors Peter Conzola, Michael Ashmead and Jan Hagemeister and junior Michael Wohl with a time of 1:30.93.
• The Blue Jays then had five swimmers in the finals of the 400 IM. Junior Erik Bostrom led the way with a fourth-place finish in the B final, 12th overall, with a time of 3:59.15. Freshman Matt McGough followed in fifth (4:00.29), senior Kyle Otazu in sixth (4:01.52) and freshman Noah Frassrand in eighth (4:03.06). In the C final, freshman Riley Mears placed seventh in 4:04.78. Bostrom, McGough and Otazu all posted NCAA provisional times. In addition, Frassrand’s prelim time of 3:59.00 is the 10th fastest time in program history.
• Mark Wilson followed with a fourth-place finish in the 100 Fly as he clocked in at 48.26. His time is the second fastest in school history and is an NCAA provisional time. Freshman Nat Davenport placed 12th overall, fourth in the B final, as he touched in 49.51.
• Sophomore Brandon Fabian grabbed second place in the 200 Free with a time of 1:37.41, the ninth fastest in program history and an NCAA provisional time. Senior Davis Knox finished in eighth in the B final with a time of 1:40.46. Wohl took third in the C final with his time of 1:40.28.
• Freshman Marcelo Lauzurique led the Jays in the 100 Breast with a fourth-place finish in the B final. He clocked in with an NCAA provisional time of 56.10. Lazorchak followed in sixth place in 57.17 and Ashmead in seventh at 57.32.
• The Blue Jays followed up with four swimmers in the finals of the 100 Back, including three in the A final. Kuyl led the way with a record-breaking swim and a second-place finish. He clocked in at 48.44 to break John Thomas’ eight-year-old record by eight-hundredths of a second. Kuyl’s time was also an NCAA provisional time. Carson placed sixth (50.38) and Conzola seventh (50.63). In the B final, Hagemeister placed third with his time of 49.66.
• Hopkins ended the night with seventh and ninth-place finishes in the 800 Free Relay. The team of Wohl, Otazu, Knox and Fabian swam an NCAA provisional time of 6:42.44. Ashmead, Frassrand, Bostrom and senior Austin Wilson finished in 6:49.09.
• Hopkins returns to action at the Big Al Open on Sunday, December 3. Prelims are scheduled to begin at 9:00 am with the 200 Back and finals are slated to begin at 5:00 pm.