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Johns Hopkins Grabs Three NCAA Titles on Day Two

JHU opened the second night with the NCAA title in the 200 Free Relay.

March 20, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The Johns Hopkins women's swim team grabbed three more NCAA titles on the second day of the 2014 NCAA Championship on Thursday night and are in second place in the team standings. Hopkins has accumulated 232 points through two days and sits in second place behind four-time defending champion Emory, which has 273 points. Kenyon is in third place with 213 points, while Denison (208) and Williams (140) round out the top five.

Prior to this year, Hopkins had won two individual and one relay NCAA Championship. Since the 2014 championship began on Wednesday, the Blue Jays have won five NCAA titles - two individual and three relay.

Hopkins opened the night with a come-from-behind win in the 200 Free Relay with a school-record time of 1:32.38. Senior Sarah Rinsma led the relay off with a 23.69 split, followed by a 23.29 leg by classmate Taylor Kitayama. When junior Ana Bogdanovski hit the water for the third leg, Hopkins was in fourth place and trailed first-place Denison by 0.27 seconds. Bogdanovski swam a 22.63 split to give senior Kylie Ternes a 0.30 second lead going into the final leg. Ternes went out and back in 22.77 to wrap up the Jays' first of three titles on the night.

In the fourth event of the night, Bogdanovski brought home her second individual title in as many days as she won the 200 Free. She led wire-to-wire, beat the second-place finisher by 1.50 seconds and won with a school-record time of 1:47.74. Her winning time bested her own mark, set in the morning prelim, by 0.52 seconds. The title goes along with her win in the 50 Free on Wednesday night. Rinsma placed seventh in the consolation final, 15th overall, with a finals swim of 1:52.45. She earns Honorable Mention All-America honors with her finish. 

Hopkins closed out the night in thrilling fashion as the Blue Jays came from behind to win the 400 Medley Relay, their third relay title of the championship. The Blue Jays were in third place when Bogdanovski entered the water for the anchor leg. Trailing Kenyon by 1.76 seconds and Denison by 0.16 seconds with 100 yards to go, Bogdanovski chased both down to give Hopkins the win by a margin of 0.44 seconds. The quartet combined for a school record time of 3:42.90, knocking 0.79 seconds off its prelim time. Kitayama, who set the school record in the 100 Back earlier in the day with her split of 53.61, led off the relay with a time of 54.19. Junior Maggie Storm followed with a 1:04.33 leg in the Breast before Ternes' 55.90 split in the Fly. Bogdanovski then turned in an anchor leg for the ages as she went 48.48 in the Free split for the stunning win.

Junior Sammi Fox placed third in the consolation final of the 400 IM, 11th overall, with a time of 4:26.67. It is the third fastest time in program history as she knocked 1.41 seconds off her prelim time. She earns Honorable Mention All-America honors with her finish. Freshmen Shirley Chan and Abby Brown then competed in the consolation final of the 100 Fly, picking up eight more points for the Blue Jays and earning Honorable Mention All-America honors. Chan placed third, 11th overall, with a time of 56.51 while Brown took seventh in 57.00. Kitayama followed with a third-place finish in the championship final. She swam a finals time of 54.89 to grab First Team All-America honors and 16 points for the Jays. Her prelim time of 54.76 is the third fastest in program history, while her finals time is tied for the fourth fastest.

Hopkins returns to action on Friday, March 21 at the IU Natatorium. Friday morning's session will begin at 10:00 am with the 200 Fly. The finals are slated to begin at 6:00 pm.

NCAA Champions
50 Free • Ana Bogdanovski • 22.80
200 Free • Ana Bogdanovski • 1:47.74
200 Free Relay • Sarah Rinsma, Taylor Kitayama, Ana Bogdanovski, Kylie Ternes • 1:32.38
200 Medley Relay • Taylor Kitayama, Pilar Shimizu, Kylie Ternes, Sarah Rinsma • 1:41.94
400 Medley Relay • Taylor Kitayama, Maggie Storm, Kylie Ternes, Ana Bogdanovski• 3:42.90

School Records
50 Free • 22.80 • Ana Bogdanovski
200 Free • 1:47.74 • Ana Bogdanovski
100 Back • 53.61 • Taylor Kitayama (400 Medley Relay)
200 Free Relay • 1:32.38 • Sarah Rinsma, Taylor Kitayama, Ana Bogdanovski, Kylie Ternes
200 Medley Relay • 1:41.94 • Taylor Kitayama, Pilar Shimizu, Kylie Ternes, Sarah Rinsma
400 Medley Relay • 3:42.90 • Taylor Kitayama, Maggie Storm, Kylie Ternes, Ana Bogdanovski