Johns Hopkins crushes DI Towson
Blue Jays sweep top three spots in three races
Johns Hopkins Athletics
BALTIMORE, MD - Johns Hopkins defeated nearby Division I Towson 161-98 on Friday afternoon to win its fourth consecutive meet. The Blue Jays, ranked fourth in Division III, improved to 5-1 on the season while the Tigers drop to 0-12. Hopkins closed out the meet in impressive fashion, breaking a 30-year old pool record.
Hopkins opened the day by sweeping the top three spots in the 200 medley relay. The team of sophomore Dylan Coggin, junior Tim Nam, sophomore Carter Gisriel and junior Eddy Zandee won the relay with a time of 1:36.35. Finishing just 0.48 seconds later was the team of freshman David Woodford, senior Chris Razavi and sophomores Nick Schmidt and Tyler Woods, as they combined for a time of 1:36.83. And taking third was freshmen Sean Glass, Alex Polyak, Ben Tillar and Brandon Moy in 1:38.39.
Freshman Theo Leclere followed with a second-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:59.33. In the 200 free, it was Schmidt and junior Stephen Niemiec combining to go 1-2 to pick up 13 points for the Blue Jays. Schmidt took the top spot, touching in a season-best time of 1:43.59. Niemiec followed in second place with a time of 1:44.25. Hopkins followed with a 1-2-3 sweep of the 100 backstroke. Coggin touched first with a time of 54.45, edging out Woodford in second in 54.58. Glass followed in third with a season-best time of 54.98.
Nam led a Hopkins contingent in the 100 breaststroke that took second through fourth places with a time of 1:00.17. Polyak finished in third (1:00.89) and Razavi took fourth (1:01.86). In the 200 butterfly, it was Gisriel grabbing second with a time of 2:01.55. Freshman Athony Lordi and Zandee then combined to go 1-2 in the 50 freestyle. Lordi earned the win as he touched in 21.51, with Zandee taking second in 21.80. It was more of the same in the 100 free as the Blue Jays swept the top three spots. Schimdt took the win as he clocked in at a season-best 47.97. Woods followed in second (48.30), with Tillar taking third (48.57).
In the 200 back, Hopkins picked up nine more points by taking second through fourth. Woodford led the way for the Blue Jays, finishing in second in 1:58.31. Junior Patrick Lynch then took third (2:02.62) and freshman Mike Leddy grabbed fourth (2:04.09). The 200 breaststroke saw Hopkins once again sweep the top three spots, with Nam taking the win in 2:09.99. Razavi took second with a time of 2:13.87, while Polyak finished in third in 2:14.18. Lordi picked up another win, winning the 500 freestyle in a season-best 4:46.48. Freshman Willl Kimball took third, also with a season-best time, in 4:52.97.
Gisriel earned his first win, taking the 100 butterfly with a time of 52.87, while sophomore Jason Ho took second in 53.44. Hopkins swam exhibitions in the 200 IM before closing out the meet with the 400 free relay, which Hopkins won the relay with a record-breaking swim. Lordi got the relay off to a strong start with an opening leg of 46.76. Schimdt, Gisriel and Woods followed - all with sub 47.50 splits - as Hopkins won the relay in 3:08.42. The time broke a 30-year-old pool record of 3:09.63.