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Johns Hopkins Falls to West Chester

Jan. 7, 2017

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The Basics
• 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.

Top Finishers
• 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.

Up Next
• 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.