Johns Hopkins Defeats College of New Jersey and New York University
• Scores: Johns Hopkins-218, TCNJ-41
Johns Hopkins-146, NYU-116
• Records: JHU (2-3) • TCNJ (2-3) • NYU (2-1)
• Location: New York, NY • Palladium Athletic Facility
• The Short Story: The Johns Hopkins women’s swim team won a combined 21 events to defeat both TCNJ and host NYU in a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon.
Quoting Coach Armstrong
• “After two grueling weeks of training, we challenged the team with a couple of tough opponents in NYU and TCNJ. These women rose to the challenge and came out on top. The highlight for team winning both relays.”
• Hopkins opened the day with a win in the 200 Medley Relay (1:46.55) by sophomore Sonia Lin, seniors Gwynnie LaMastra and Anna Wisniewski and freshman Mikayla Bisignani. The team of freshman Carmela Irato, senior Sara Wujciak and sophomores Michelle Wang and Alison Shapiro finished in 1:50.16 to place second against TCNJ and third against NYU.
• Freshman Amy Pearson won the 1000 Free (10:42.97) against TNCJ and took second against NYU. Junior Rabia Syed finished in second against TCNJ with a time of 11:05.15.
• In the 200 Free against TCNJ, Hopkins swept the top three spots. Freshman Emma McElrath led the way with a time of 1:55.26. Freshman Hanan Bandak followed in 1:56.38 and junior Emily Cheng clocked in at 1:56.88. The trio took second through fourth against the Violets.
• Irato followed with a win in the 100 Back against TNCJ, and second against NYU, as she touched in 59.52. Wang placed second in 1:00.00 and junior Sami Kegel placed third with a time of 1:02.85.
• In the 100 Breast, the Blue Jays claimed first through third versus the Lions, and second through fourth against the Violets. LaMastra clocked in at 1:06.05, followed by Wujciak (1:07.71) and Lin (1:07.87).
• Cowan then grabbed the top spot in the 200 Fly as she beat the field to the wall in 2:05.85, an NCAA provisional cut. Junior Elizabeth Duncan placed second in the race against TCNJ as she finished in 2:14.98. Sophomore Lauren Parker placed third with a time of 2:15.95.
• The 50 Free saw Shapiro and Bisignani go one-two overall with times of 24.63 and 24.17, respectively. Lin finished in third against TCNJ as she touched in 24.90.
• Wisniewski clocked in at 52.50 to grab first place over TCNJ and NYU. Shapiro (53.67) and Bandak (53.79) followed in second and third, respectively versus TCNJ.
• Against TCNJ, McElrath led a trio of Blue Jays to grab the top three spots with a time of 2:07.51. Irato took second in 2:08.99 and Kegel grabbed third in 2:15.02. McElrath also finished in second place against the Violets.
• LaMastra then beat everyone to the wall in the 200 Breast as she clocked in a 2:24.14. The Blue Jays swept the top three spots against the Lions, as Wujciak took second (2:29.35) and sophomore Claire State took third (2:31.97).
• Cowan then did the same in the 500 Free as she posted an NCAA provisional time of 4:58.16. Her time was also the eighth fastest in program history. Pearson took second against TCNJ and third against NYU with a time of 5:13.95. Syed placed third versus the Lions as she finished in 5:21.98.
• Wisniewski and Wang then went one-two overall in the 100 Fly, finishing in 56.55 and 57.82, respectively. Wisniewski’s time is also an NCAA provisional time. Duncan followed in third place in the race against TCNJ in 1:00.08.
• Parker then won the 400 IM (4:43.99) in the race against TCNJ, and took second against NYU. Wujciak placed second against the Violets as she touched in 4:49.96.
• Hopkins ended the day with first and second-place finishes in the 200 Free Relay. Wisniewski, Bisignani, Lin and Shapiro grabbed the win in 1:36.75. Taking second were Pearson, LaMastra, Wang and senior Lena Bless.
What it Means
• Hopkins improves to 1-1 all-time against NYU and snaps the Violets 27 dual-meet win streak. NYU drops a dual meet for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
• Hopkins improves to 7-1 against TCNJ and has won six straight in the series, dating back to January 17, 2004.
• Hopkins is back in action in two weeks at the Princeton Invitational, December 1-3.