Johns Hopkins Falls to West Chester
• Score: West Chester-157.5, Johns Hopkins-103.5
• Records: JHU (3-4) • WCU (6-2)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team grabbed four wins on Saturday morning in a loss to Division II West Chester. The Rams beat the Blue Jays, 157.5-103.5.
• Hopkins opened the day with first and second-place finishes in the 200 Medley Relay. Freshman Sonia Lin, juniors Sara Wujciak and Lena Bless and freshman Lauren Harris won the relay with a time of 1:49.29. Following in second place were sophomore Natalia Rincon, juniors Gwynnie LaMastra and Anna Wisniewski and freshman Kiki Petersen in 1:53.83.
• Junior Courtney Cowan then placed second in the 1650 Free as she finished in 18:06.32.
• Junior Kaitlin Jones followed with a second-place finish in the 200 Free with a time of 1:57.05. Sophomore Emily Cheng placed fourth in 1:58.33.
• Rincon grabbed a win for the Blue Jays as she beat the field in the 100 Back with a time of 1:00.40. Freshman Michelle Wang followed in fourth place as she finished in 1:02.29.
• Lin took second place in the 100 Breast with a time of 1:09.39. Freshman Claire State finished in fourth place in 1:11.91.
• Jones took third in the 200 Fly as she finished in 2:16.83.
• Freshman Alison Shapiro finished in third place in the 50 Free and missed second place by just one-hundredth of a second. She clocked in at 25.24. Wisniewski followed just sixth-hundredths of a second later for fourth place.
• Petersen placed second in the 100 Free as she touched in 54.82. Freshman Caroline Ward then took fourth place with a time of 55.62.
• Harris followed with a third-place finish in the 200 Back with a time of 2:13.53.
• Hopkins then took second, third and fourth place in the 200 Breast. LaMastra led the Jays with a time of 2:25.06. Wujciak finished in 2:29.67 for third and freshman Julia Pacitti took fourth in 2:31.23.
• Sophomore Rabia Syed then placed third in the 500 Free as she touched in 5:27.97.
• Brown picked up another win for the Blue Jays with the top spot in the 100 Fly. She clocked in at 58.69 to beat the field by nearly a second. Sophomore Elizabeth Duncan placed third in 1:01.83.
• Wisniewski grabbed another Hopkins win, this one in the 200 IM. She touched in 2:10.33 to win by more than three seconds. Wang finished in third place as she clocked in at 2:13.89.
• Hopkins closed out the meet with second and fourth-place finishes in the 200 Free Relay. Petersen, Shapiro, Lin and Ward took second with a time of 1:40.37. Placing fourth were LaMastra, senior Ariana Waitkavicz, Brown and senior Kristen Kaiser with a time of 1:44.42.
What It Means
• Johns Hopkins slips to 5-10 all-time against West Chester as the Rams earn their first win over the Blue Jays since January 16, 2010. The Blue Jays had won five straight in the series.
• Johns Hopkins travels to New York, NY on January 13 to take on MIT and host NYU. The meet is slated for a 3:00 pm start.