Johns Hopkins Bests MIT, Falls at NYU
Johns Hopkins-171, MIT-91
NYU-153, Johns Hopkins-103
• Records: JHU (4-4) • MIT (6-3) • NYU (6-0)
• Location: New York, NY • Palladium Natatorium
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team split its double dual in New York Friday afternoon. Hopkins beat the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (171-91) but fell to host New York University (153-103). The Blue Jays won 10 events against the Engineers and one against the Violets.
• In the 200 Medley Relay, Hopkins took the top spot against MIT and placed second against NYU. Sophomore Natalia Rincon, juniors Gwynnie LaMastra and Anna Wisniewski and freshman Kiki Petersen finished in 1:48.04. The team of freshman Michelle Wang, Sonia Lin, senior Abby Brown and freshman Alison Shapiro placed third against MIT with a time of 1:49.47.
• Senior Lindsay Kriz then placed third in the 1000 Free versus the Engineers as she touched in 11:03.21.
• Junior Courtney Cowan won the 200 Free (1:55.05) and Wang placed second (1:57.26) against MIT. Cowan also finished second in the race against NYU.
• In the 100 Back versus MIT, Rincon placed second (59.59) and Wisniewski finished in third place (1:00.54).
• LaMastra followed with a win in the 100 Breast against MIT. She touched in 1:06.65 while junior Kaitlin Jones finished in third with a time of 1:08.02.
• Brown and senior Shirley Chan then took first and third in the 200 Fly against the Engineers, clocking in at 2:07.80 and 2:12.42 respectively. Brown finished a close second against NYU, missing the top spot by just one-tenth of a second while Chan placed third.
• Petersen placed second in the 50 Free in 24.73, while Shapiro took third against MIT with a time of 24.86.
• Against the Engineers, the Blue Jays swept the top three spots in the 100 Free. Petersen led the way with a career-best time of 53.43. Shapiro placed second (53.86) and junior Lena Bless took third (54.12).
• In the 200 Back, Wang finished in second place with a time of 2:07.82 while Wisniewski placed third with a career-best time of 2:08.11.
• LaMastra won the 200 Breast against Engineers and placed second against the Violets as she touched in 2:26.08. Jones placed second and third respectively, just three-tenths of a second later.
• Cowan followed with a pair of wins in the 500 Free as she took down the pool record with a time of 5:06.45. She beat the field by more than nine seconds. Sophomore Rabia Syed finished in third place against NYU with a time of 5:20.09.
• Against MIT, Hopkins took first through fourth in the 100 Fly. Brown led JHU with her time of 58.02, followed by Rincon (59.12), freshman Lauren Harris (59.39) and Chan (59.74). Against NYU, Brown finished in third place.
• Wang then won the 200 IM and Jones took second against the Engineers. Wang touched in 2:11.14 and Jones touched in 2:11.77.
• In the final event of the night, Hopkins beat MIT in the 400 Free Relay. Wisniewski, Petersen, Bless and Cowan won with a time of 3:34.95. Freshman Caroline Ward, Shapiro, junior Lena DiPrizito and Rincon placed third in 3:39.88.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “We are really proud of the team, to walk away with two wins and dozens of season best and lifetime best dual meet times is a testament to the hard work this team has been putting in.”
For the Record
• Cowan broke the pool record in the 500 Free by 1.52 seconds.
What it Means
• Today’s double dual meet was the Blue Jays’ first ever with both the Engineers and the Violets.
• Johns Hopkins makes the short trip across the river to Hoboken, NJ to take on Stevens Tech on Saturday. The dual meet is slated for a 1:00 pm start.