Johns Hopkins Sweeps Mary Washington and Franklin & Marshall
• Scores: Johns Hopkins-165, Mary Washington-96
Johns Hopkins-198, Franklin & Marshall-63
• Records: JHU (3-3) • UMW (4-1) • FMC (2-3)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Newton White Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team won a combined 26 events on Friday night as it beat Mary Washington and Franklin & Marshall in the Blue Jays’ home opener. The Blue Jays beat the Eagles, 165-96, and topped the Diplomats, 198-63.
• Johns Hopkins opened the night with a win in the 200 Medley Relay. The team of sophomore Natalia Rincon, juniors Gwynnie LaMastra and Anna Wisniewski and freshman Kristen Peterson won the relay in 1:45.63. The team’s time was an NCAA provisional time and beat the field by more than five seconds.
• Sophomore Emily Cheng grabbed the first individual win of the night as she won the 1000 Free with a time of 10:59.07. Freshman Sami Kegel took second versus the Eagles and third versus the Dips in 11:12.19.
• In the 200 Free, the Blue Jays swept the top three spots against Franklin & Marshall, while taking first and second against Mary Washington. Freshman Bailey Robertson led the field as she clocked in at 1:59.84. Freshman Alison Shapiro followed in second (2:01.35) and senior Lindsay Kriz took third with a time of 2:02.46.
• Freshman Michelle Wang then won the 100 Back as she touched in 59.87. Freshman Claire State then took third against the Dips in 1:02.62.
• Junior Sara Wujciak took the top spot in the 100 Breast as she finished in 1:08.95. Freshman Sonia Lin finished in third against UMW and second against F&M with a time of 1:10.94.
• The Blue Jays followed with a one-two-three sweep in the 200 Fly against the Diplomats and took first and second against the Eagles. Senior Abby Brown led the Jays with her winning time of 2:09.32, followed by junior Courtney Cowan (2:10.86) and freshman Lauren Parke (2:17.66).
• Junior Kaitlin Jones led a Blue Jays sweep of the top three spots in the 50 Free against the Diplomats, as she won with a career-best time of 24.89. Wang, who placed third against the Eagles, finished in 25.38 while senior Shirley Chan touched in 25.95.
• The 100 Free saw freshman Lauren Harris followed with a win in the 100 Free as she clocked in at 54.17. Rincon then took second against F&M and third against UMW with a time of 56.05.
• LaMastra won the 200 Back against the Dips and placed second against the Eagles. She finished in 2:15.53 while Parker placed second and third, respectively, with a time of 2:16.47.
• Freshman Therese Larson took the top spot in the 200 Breast as she finished in 2:33.59. Sophomore Phi Nguyen then placed third against Franklin & Marshall with her time of 2:40.31.
• Jones picked up another win, this time in the 500 Free, as she beat the field with a time of 5:20.98. Wujciak touched in 5:30.91 to place second against the Eagles and third against the Dips.
• Freshman Caroline Ward won the 100 Fly against F&M and placed third against UMW in 1:01.73. Junior Lena Bless took second against the Dips as she finished in 1:01.92.
• Wang then picked up her second win of the night as she took the top spot in the 200 IM with a time of 2:11.55. Sophomore Julia Pacitti placed second against F&M as she clocked in at 2:22.10.
• Hopkins ended the night in record-breaking fashion as the 200 Free Relay team broke the pool record. Wisniewski, Peterson, Shapiro and Harris won the relay in 1:36.87 to break the record by 1.49 seconds.
• Johns Hopkins ended the night with a record-breaking swim. The Blue Jays broke the pool record in the 200 Free Relay by 1.49 seconds, finishing in 1:36.87.
What it Means
• Johns Hopkins is now 10-2 all-time against Mary Washington and has won seven straight in the series. Hopkins is 40-1 all-time against Franklin & Marshall and has won the last 31 meetings.
• Johns Hopkins returns to action the first week of December. Hopkins will compete at both the Total Performance Sports Invitational in Gambier, OH and the Gettysburg Invitational.