LaMastra Breaks Record in 100 Breast at TPSC Invitational
• Scores: Penn-1566, Kenyon-1133, Johns Hopkins-678, Davidson-627.5, Carnegie Mellon-594.5, DePauw-28
• Location: Gambier, OH • Steen Aquatic Center
• The Short Story: Junior Gwynnie LaMastra broke her own school record in the 100 Breast and the Johns Hopkins women's swim posted 10 NCAA provisional times on day two of the TPSC Invitational. The Blue Jays grabbed 536 points on the second day and now sit in third place with 678 total points. Penn retained its hold on the lead and now has 1566 points, followed by host Kenyon in second place with 1133 points.
• Hopkins opened the night with third and seventh-place finishes in the 200 Free Relay. Freshman Kristen Petersen, junior Anna Wisniewski, freshman Alison Shapiro and junior Kaitlin Jones took third place with an NCAA provisional time of 1:34.70. Freshmen Lauren Harris and Caroline Ward, junior Lena Bless and freshman Sophia Lin placed eighth in 1:36.86.
• Senior Abby Brown then led a trio of Blue Jays in the 200 Fly with a second-place finish. She finished in 2:04.21, a provisional time and the seventh fastest in program history. Senior Shirley Chan won the B final, finishing 11th overall, with a time of 2:07.28. Sophomore Elizabeth Duncan followed in fourth in the B final as she touched in a career-best 2:08.81.
• Junior Courtney Cowan took sixth place in the 200 Free with a provisional time of 1:51.81. Sophomore Emily Cheng placed eighth in the B final in 1:54.53, while classmate Rabia Syed placed 10th with a career-best time of 1:55.28.
• The 100 Breast saw five Blue Jays compete, led by LaMastra with a second-place finish. She broke her own school record with a time of 1:03.23, also a provisional time. Jones followed in third place with a provisional time of 1:04.35. Junior Sara Wujciak finished in fourth place in the B final with a time of 1:06.12. Lin followed two-tenths of a second later to take fifth place. Freshman Therese Larson won the C final as she touched in 1:07.87.
• Sophomore Natalia Rincon then finished in seventh place in the 100 Back with a provisional time of 56.90. Freshman Michelle Wang placed third in the B final with a time of 58.38, while Harris placed sixth in in 58.83. Senior Ariana Waitkavicz finished in third place in the C final as she clocked in at 59.63.
• Wisniewski took third place in the B final of the 400 IM with a provisional time of 4:32.32. Freshman Sami Kegel placed fifth in 4:34.22, also a provisional time, and classmate Lauren Parker placed sixth (4:37.53).
• Petersen led four Jays in the 50 Free with a ninth-place finish (23.98). Shapiro took second in the B final as she touched in 23.88. Wisniewski placed fourth in 24.15 and Ward placed ninth in 24.70.
• Hopkins ended the night with second and fifth-place finishes in the 400 Medley Relay. Rincon, LaMastra, Brown and Bless took second with a provisional time of 3:46.52. Rincon's split of 56.75 is also a provisional time in the 100 Back. Wang, Jones, Parker and Shapiro followed in fifth place in 3:52.51.
• LaMastra broke her own school record in the 100 Breast for the second time on Friday. She swam a 1:03.46 in the morning and followed that with a 1:03.23 in the championship final.