Andrew Greenhalgh breaks 20-year-old pool record, Johns Hopkins wins
BALTIMORE -- Johns Hopkins won 10 of 14 events to defeat visiting TCNJ 160-102 on Wednesday morning in the Blue Jays’ first home meet of the season. The fourth-ranked Blue Jays improve to 4-0 on the season while the Lions, ranked eighth, slip to 4-2. The highlight of the meet came in the second event when freshman Andrew Greenhalgh broke the pool record in the 1650 free.
Hopkins opened the meet with first-, third- and fifth-place finishes in the 200 medley relay to jump out to a 13-4 lead. Junior Dylan Davis, senior Joe Acquaviva, junior Greg Kogut and senior Anthony Lordi won the relay with a time of 1:35.28. Taking third place in 1:39.22 was the team of freshmen Patrick Flynn and Connor Johnson and seniors David Woodford and Will Kimball. And placing fifth were junior Ryan Cunningham, freshmen Bryan Pon and Jeremy Bauchwitz and junior Aaron Katrikh in 1:40.64.
Greenhalgh then led a contingent of Blue Jays that took first through fourth in the 1650 Free. He beat the field to the wall, touching in 15:58.53 to break Victor Munsen’s 20-year-old pool record of 16:19.37. His time was also an NCAA provisional time. Freshman Josh Hughes placed second in 16:29.75, followed by sophomore Michael McGoldrick (16:33.17) and sophomore Billy Gravley (16:41.18). Kimball picked up a win in the 200 free, finishing in 1:44.07 to win by 2.65 seconds. Cunningham took third place with a time of 1:46.78.
Davis took second place in the 100 back as he finished in 53.34 while Woodford took third in 55.10. Acquaviva, freshman Scott Sterrett and Pon then took second through fourth in the 100 breast. Acquaviva placed second with a time of 59.53, while Sterrett just beat out Pon by two-hundredths of a second for third place, as he finished in 1:00.99. Kogut got the Blue Jays back in the win column as he touched first in the 200 Fly in 1:58.70. Freshman Muhammad Hudhud followed in second with a time of 2:00.80 while freshman Kyle Verdeyen placed fourth in 2:02.80. Kogut’s win kicked off a string of four consecutive wins for the Blue Jays.