Johns Hopkins Bests Stevens Tech, 111-82
• Score: Johns Hopkins-111, Stevens Tech-82
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team took down a pool record and just missed breaking second en route to a 111-82 win over visiting Stevens Tech Saturday afternoon.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “We are proud of the team for a great Florida trip and we’re pleased with the effort today. Lead by an amazing group of seniors, this team is ready for the next step as we move towards the championship portion of the season.”
• Hopkins kicked things off with a sweep of the top three spots in the 200 Medley Relay. Grabbing the win were seniors Anna Wisniewski, Gwynnie LaMastra, Sara Wujciak and Kaitlin Jones. The team of junior Natalia Rincon, Phi Nguyen and Emily Cheng and sophomore Alison Shapiro took second. And placing third were freshman Mikayla Bisignani, sophomore Claire State, junior Elizabeth Duncan and freshman Hanan Bandak.
• Senior Courtney Cowan then took first in the 1000 Free as she posted a career-best time of 10:41.66.
• The Blue Jays once again grabbed the top three spots, this time in the 200 Free, led by sophomore Michelle Wang in 1:54.62. Freshman Carmela Irato took second with a time of 1:59.45 and senior Lena Bless finished third (2:00.62).
• Hopkins then turned in the four fastest times in the 50 Free, led by Wisniewski’s time of 23.90, which was just six-hundredths of a second off the pool record. Freshman Amy Pearson and junior Sami Kegel each touched the wall in 25.28 and Rincon clocked in at 25.54.
• Jones led the Blue Jays in the 200 IM as she beat the field to the wall with a time of 2:12.38. Cheng placed second in 2:15.87 and junior Rabia Syed placed third with a time of 2:17.75.
• Cowan paced the field in the 100 Fly with a career-best time of 58.54. Wujciak followed with a time of 58.81 and posted the third best time of 1:01.08.
• Hopkins dominated the 100 Free as the Blue Jays posted the six fastest times. Sophomore Kristen Petersen led the field as she clocked in at 52.45. Wisniewski followed closely with a time of 52.58 for second and Pearson was third in 56.02.
• The Blue Jays turned the same trick in the 100 Back, led by Irato’s time of 1:00.08. Cheng finished in 1:02.75, followed by State in 1:04.01.
• Syed led the way in the 500 Free as she turned in a time of 5:22.17. Duncan followed with the second fastest time of 5:24.60.
• In the final individual event of the meet, LaMastra cruised to a pool record time of 1:05.98. She bested her own mark of 1:06.13. Sophomore Sonia Lin finished in second with a time of 1:08.32.
• Hopkins turned in the top three times in the 200 Free Relay to close out the meet. Bless, Wujciak, Bless, Jones and Cowan combined for a time of 1:40.00. Finishing in 1:41.22 were Petersen, Pearson, State and Bandak. The team of Rincon, Irato, Wang and junior Colleen Anderson turned in a time of 1:42.80.
• Hopkins returns to action on Saturday, January 20 as the Blue Jays travel to Pittsburgh, PA to take on Carnegie Mellon and Denison. The meet is scheduled for a 1:00 pm start at the Carnegie Mellon Swimming & Diving Pool.