Johns Hopkins Defeats Stevens, 178-84
• Score: Johns Hopkins-178, Stevens Institute of Technology-84
• Records: JHU (5-4) • SIT (1-1)
• Location: Hoboken, NJ • De Baun Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team won 11 of 14 events en route to a 178-84 win over host Stevens Saturday afternoon. Junior Anna Wisniewski led the Blue Jays with a pair of individual wins.
• The Blue Jays kicked off the meet by taking first and second place in the 200 Medley Relay. Sophomore Natalia Rincon, junior Kaitlin Jones, senior Abby Brown and freshman Michelle Wang won the relay in 1:50.16. Following closely in second were freshman Kiki Petersen, junior Gwynnie LaMastra, freshmen Lauren Harris and Caroline Ward with a time of 1:50.71.
• Freshman Bailey Robertson then won the 1000 Free as she beat the field in 11:06.73. Sophomore Rabia Syed took second place with a time of 11:10.19.
• Senior Lindsay Kriz was the Jays’ top finisher in the 200 Free as she took third place in 2:01.25. She missed a second-place finish by just six-hundredths of a second.
• Petersen led a sweep of first through third in the 100 Back with her winning time of 1:01.40. Senior Shirley Chan finished in second (102.51) and junior Lena DiPrizito in third (1:04.30).
• Hopkins turned the same trick in 100 Breast, led by junior Anna Wisniewski, who clocked in at 1:09.49. Freshman Sonia Lin touched just seven-hundredths of a second later for second place. Sophomore Julia Pacitti then took third with a time of 1:11.30.
• Junior Courtney Cowan took second place in the 200 Fly as he finished in 2:13.23.
• The Blue Jays once again took the top three spots, this time in the 50 Free. Harris led the Jays with a time of 25.40, followed by Jones (25.54) and LaMastra (25.55).
• Wang then took first in the 100 Free as she finished in 54.43, while freshman Alison Shapiro touched in 54.95 for second place.
• Wisniewski picked up her second win of the day as she beat the field in the 200 Back. She posted a career-best time of 2:08.34 to win by nearly seven seconds. Senior Ariana Waitkavicz claimed third place with a time of 2:22.41.
• Lin then grabbed a win as she clocked in at 2:27.94 in the 200 Breast. Wujciak claimed second place with a time of 2:28.68.
• Syed followed with a second-place finish in the 500 Free as she finished in 5:21.41.
• Brown and Chan took first and third in the 100 Fly, finishing in 58.36 and 59.34, respectively.
• Wujciak followed with a win in the 200 IM as she touched in 2:16.20. Pacitti posted a career-best time of 2:17.98 for second place.
• Hopkins ended the meet the way it began, with first and second-place finishes in a relay. Ward, Petersen, Wang and Shapiro grabbed the win in the 400 Free Relay with a time of 3:37.74. Following in second were juniors Lena Bless, Cowan, LaMastra and Jones in 3:40.03.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “Coach Nick and I were very happy with the teams’ effort this weekend. To go from a tri-meet on Friday featuring three top-10 teams to a formidable Stevens Tech team is a real challenge. To walk away with so many wins is amazing! We have some sharpening to do and some areas of improvement to focus on over the coming weeks but the effort was great!”
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 5-0 all-time against Stevens.
• Hopkins wraps up the dual meet portion of its schedule on Wednesday, January 25 at Navy. JHU will face Towson as well as host Navy at 4:00 pm.