Johns Hopkins Men Drop a Close One to Navy, 125-112

ANNAPOLIS, MD, Oct. 25. DESPITE winning seven of the 13 events, the Johns Hopkins men's swimming team dropped its 2002-03 season-opener to Navy, 125-112, Friday night in Lejeune Hall.

Senior Scott Armstrong (Medford Lakes, NJ/West Morris Central/Bernards) led the Blue Jays by taking the 800 meter freestyle in 8:27.46 and the 400m freestyle in 4:05.39.

Other individual winners for Hopkins included freshman Sean Kim (Silver Spring, MD/Paint Branch), who captured the 200m butterfly in 2:10.44, and senior Justin Brannock (West Palm Beach, FL/Dreyfoos School of the Arts), who won the 100m freestyle in 53.18.

Senior David Lofthus (Honeyoe Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima) took the 200m backstroke in 2:09.34, while junior Scott Pitz (Paoli, CA/Conestoga) captured the 200m breaststroke in 2:25.70.

The Blue Jays also took one of the two relays in the meet, as sophomore J.P. Balfour (Plano, TX/Plano East), Pitz, Lofthus, and Brannock won the 400m medley relay in 3:54.04.

Hopkins was looking for its second consecutive win over Navy, as the Blue Jays defeated the Midshipmen, 121-84, last season after Navy won the first 28 dual meets between the schools.

JHU continues action Saturday when both the men's and women's teams travel to Lancaster, PA, for a 12 noon meet with Franklin & Marshall.

Event Winners:

400 Medley Relay – JHU (Balfour, Pitz, Lofthus, Brannock), 3:54.04

800 Freestyle – Armstrong (JHU), 8:27.46

200 Freestyle – Boyd (Navy), 1:54.35

50 Freestyle – Fenningham (Navy), 23.52

200 Individual Medley – DeMell (Navy), 2:10.81

1-Meter Diving – Gon (Navy), 259.12

200 Butterfly – Kim (JHU), 2:10.44

100 Freestyle – Brannock (JHU), 53.18

200 Backstroke – Lofthus (JHU), 2:09.34

400 Freestyle – Armstrong (JHU), 4:05.39

3-Meter Diving – Gon (Navy), 292.50

200 Breaststroke – Pitz (JHU), 2:25.70

400 Freestyle Relay – Navy (Warren, Linn, James, Boyd), 3:32.46

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