Johns Hopkins to Send Thirteen Swimmers to NCAA Championships
By Jill Guise
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Hopkins has participated in every NCAA Division III Championship since its inception in 1975. The Blue Jays have placed in the top-five 27 times and won NCAA titles in 1997, 1978 and 1979. Last season, Hopkins finished in fourth place with 12 swimmers combining to earn 35 All-America honors.
Leading the way for the Blue Jays are seniors Davis Knox, Emile Kuyl, Kyle Otazu and Mark Wilson, who are making their fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships. Seniors Michael Ashmead and Jan Hagemeister and juniors Emile Kuyl, Peter Lazorchak and Michael Wohl are making their trip to NCAAs. Senior Peter Conzola is making his second appearance while junior Alex Carson, sophomore Brandon Fabian and freshmen Nat Davenport and Marcelo Lauzurique are all making their first trip to the NCAA Championships.
Wilson and Wohl are the Blue Jays’ active leaders with 10 career All-America honors while Ashmead and Otazu each boast seven All-America honors. Kuyl is a five-time All-American, Hagemeister and Lazorchak are each two-time All-Americans and Conzola has earned All-America honors once.
Fabian is the top seed in the 200 Free with a time of 1:3.41 and is seeded fifth in the 100 Free (44.29). Otazu is the top seed in the 500 Free (4:25.30) and Wilson is the second seed in the 100 Fly (48.26) and the fifth seed in the 200 IM (1:49.46). In addition, Kuyl is seeded fifth in the 100 Back (48.44). As a team, Hopkins is seeded third in the 200 Medley Relay (1:28.86), fourth in the 800 Free Relay (6:38.28) and fifth in the 400 Medley Relay (3:17.09) and 400 Free Relay (3:00.44).
The championships will begin at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 21 with the preliminaries for the 500 Free. Fans can watch the action on here: https://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule