No. 3 Johns Hopkins wins nine of 12 events in duals against No. 6 Stevens
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Third-ranked Johns Hopkins came out on top Saturday at sixth-ranked Stevens in a meeting of two of the best teams in the country. The Blue Jays won nine of the first 12 events before swimming exhibitions in the final two events to win 141-118. Hopkins remained unbeaten on the season at 8-0 while the Ducks suffer their first dual meet loss to fall to 2-1.
Hopkins kicked the meet off by taking the top two spots in the 200 medley relay. Junior Joe Acquaviva, sophomore Gideon Hou and seniors Nick Schmidt and Dylan Coggin won the event with a total time of 1:33.92. Sophomore Dylan Davis, junior Anthony Lordi and seniors Carter Gisriel and Tyler Woods followed in second place with a time of 1:34.56. Freshman Bill Gravley was the top Blue Jay in the 1,000 free as he finished third in 9:51.83, while classmate Mickey McGoldrick followed in fourth in 10:04.78.
Lordi and junior Will Kimball then combined to take first and second in the 200 free. Lordi led the way with a time of 1:43.17 to take the top spot. Kimball followed in second in 1:44.06. In the 100 back, Davis grabbed the first of his two wins and NCAA provisional times, as he touched first in 51.45. Acquaviva placed third with a time of 53.11. Hou picked up a win in the 100 breast as he clocked in at 58.84.
Freshman Justin Tang, Schmidt and sophomore Greg Kogut then took second through fourth places in the 200 fly and were separated by less than two tenths of a second. Tang took second place in 1:56.63. Schmidt touched just one hundredth of a second later to take third place, followed by Kogut in fourth in 1:56.81.
Coggin turned in an impressive showing in the next two events, taking first in the 50 and 100 free in back-to-back swims. He won the 50 free in 21.39 to just beat Gisriel, who finished in 21.50 for second. Coggin then won the 100 free with a time of 46.41 with Kimball following in second in 47.80.
Davis completed his sweep with the 200 back with an NCAA provisional time of 1:51.55. Acquaviva then took third place as he finished in 1:55.84. Hou placed second in the 200 breast as he finished in 2:13.82. Tang grabbed a win in the 500 Free as he touched in 4:41.32. In its final event before swimming exhibitions, the Blue Jays swept the top three spots in the 100 fly. Schmidt led the way with a time of 50.83 to win the event. Gisriel placed second in 51.51, followed by sophomore Edward Pagano in third in 52.21.