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Lena Bless
Lena  Bless

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

High School:
Inter-Community School of Zurich

Height:
5-7

03/06/2018

Johns Hopkins to Send Fourteen Swimmers to NCAA Championships

Five Blue Jays Are Making Their Fourth NCAA Appearance

02/04/2018

Johns Hopkins Posts Five More NCAA B Cuts On Final Day of Nike Cup

LaMastra Posts Third Fastest Time in 200 Breast in JHU History

02/02/2018

Johns Hopkins Competes on Day One of Nike Cup

Blue Jays Post Nine NCAA B Cuts, Five Personal Bests

01/13/2018

Johns Hopkins Bests Stevens Tech, 111-82

LaMastra Breaks Own Pool Record in 100 Breast

12/03/2017

Johns Hopkins Places Seventh at Princeton's Big Al Open

Blue Jays Were Only Non-Division I Team to Compete

2017-18:
- Took third in 100 and 200 Free versus Stevens
- Placed third in 200 Free Relay versus Denison
- Grabbed second in 200 Free Relay at Carnegie Mellon
- Finished second in 200 and 400 Free Relays at Nike Invitational
- Competed in 400 Free Relay at NCAA Championships

2016-17:
- Two-time All-American
- Won 400 Free Relay (3:35.73) in win over Loyola
- Placed second in 400 Free Relay and third in 400 Medley Relay versus Drexel
- Took second in 100 Fly in win over Franklin & Marshall
- Finished second in 400 Medley Relay and third in C final of 200 Free at TPSC Invitational
- Placed second in 200 Medley Relay against West Chester
- Won 400 Free Relay (3:34.95) and took third in 100 Free in win over MIT
- Placed second in 400 Free Relay (3:34.95) at NYU
- Finished second in 400 Free Relay in win at Stevens
- Won 200 Free (1:53.92) versus Towson
- Placed 11th in 400 Free Relay and 14th in 800 Free Relay at NCAA Championship
- Also competed in 400 Free and Medley Relays at NCAAs.

2015-16:
- All-American
- Won 200 Free Relay (1:39.89) and finished second in 200 Medley Relay in win at Rowan
- Won 50 Free (25.56) and took second in 100 Free in win at Franklin & Marshall
- Placed second in B final of 100 Free at TSPC Invitational
- Won 200 Medley Relay (1:49.68) and finished second in 50 and 100 Free versus Stevens
- Placed second in the C final of the 100 Free at the Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship
- Placed seventh in 400 Medley Relay at NCAA Championship; also swam in 400 Free Relay at NCAAs

2014-15:
- All-Bluegrass Mountain Conference
- Placed third in the 200 Medley Relay in collegiate debut at Thomas Murphy Invitational
- Took third in the 200 Free in win over Franklin & Marshall
- Won 400 Free Relay (3:24.37) at the TPSC Invitational
- Won 400 Free Relay (3:35.80) and finished in second in 200 Medley Relay at West Chester
- Took third in the 100 Fly in win over St. Mary’s
- Placed third in 400 Free Relay in win at Stevens
- Finished second in 400 Free Relay at Towson
- Won 200 Free Relay (1:40.80) and took third in 100 Free in win over Mary Washington
- Earned bronze in 400 Free Relay and placed third in B final of 100 Free and C final of 50 Free at Bluegrass Mountain Conference Championship
- Competed in 100 Fly, 100 Free and 400 Free Relay at NCAA Championship

Personal:
- Lena Bless
- Daughter of Susanne and Rudy Bless
- Swam five years with Swim Club Meilen
- Dean’s List student majoring in neuroscience with a minor in psychology



Career Best Times Time Date Meet
50 Free 24.51 12-05-14   TPSC Invitational
100 Free 52.22 12-06-14 TPSC Invitational
200 Free 1:53.92   01-25-17 Towson/Navy
100 Back 1:04.61 11-07-15 Rowan
100 Fly 56.95 02-13-15 BMC Championship  
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