NCAA: Johns Hopkins Men and Women Beat Howard, Fall to Maryland

By Kevin Tritt

College Park, MD – The Johns Hopkins men's and women's swimming teams each opened the 2001-02 season by defeating Howard and losing to Maryland Friday afternoon.

The men beat Howard, 117-31, and fell to the Terrapins, 118-52, while the women defeated the Bison, 131-30, and lost to Maryland, 132-41.

The Blue Jay men were led by Scott Armstrong (Medford Lakes, NJ/Bernards/West Morris Central), who won the 500 yard freestyle in 4:44.37. The Hopkins team of Mark Levin (Fairfax, VA/W.T. Woodson), Justin Brannock (West Palm Beach, FL/Dreyfoos School of the Arts),
Armstrong, and William Freund (Linwood, NJ/Mainland Regional) took the 450 yard freestyle crescendo relay in 3:35.05, while John Balfour II (Plano, TX/Plano East), Dave Lofthus (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima), and Brett Fisher (North Oaks, MN/Mounds View) placed second in the 300 yard backstroke in 2:41.02

John Kleinman (North Oaks, MN/Mounds View) finished second in the 400 yard individual medley in 4:14.94.

For the Hopkins women, Ashley Shivley (Moraga, CA/Campolindo), Melanie McLenithan (Sanger, CA/Sanger), and Lauren Thompson (Flushing, NY/Horace Mann) took the 300 yard backstroke relay in 3:06.17 to lead the Blue Jays. Individually, Stephanie Harbeson
(Harriman, NY/The Peddie School) placed second in the 500 yard freestyle in 5:07.54, while Nontawan Benja-Athon (Port Washington, NY/Schreiber) finished second in the 400 yard individual medley in 4:40.64.

The Hopkins men return to action Saturday by hosting Navy at 12 noon, while the women will compete in the Loyola Invitational on November 2-3.

Results
Men Event Winners:

200 Yard Medley Relay: Maryland (Johnson, Emilio,
Ehrhardt, Luoma), 1:35.82;

400 IM: Rubin (M), 4:11.73;

300 Yard Medley Relay:
Maryland (Weinberg, Amyot, Potter), 2:45.78;

300 Yard Butterfly Relay:
Maryland (Ehrhardt, Baxter, Fried), 2:36.24;

300 Yard Breaststroke Relay:
Maryland (Potter, Amyot, Rubin), 3:00.46;

450 Yard Freestyle Crescendo Relay:
Johns Hopkins (Levin, Brannock, Armstrong, Freund), 3:35.05;

300 Yard Backstroke Relay:
Maryland (Johnson, Brandenberger, Weinberg), 2:39.48;

500 Yard Freestyle: Armstrong (J), 4:44.37;

1 Meter Diving: Vigilante (M), 309.30;

Mixed 200 Yard Freestyle Relay:
Maryland (Hazzard, Bowman, Klee, Kennedy), 1:24.19.

Women Event Winners:

200 Yard Medley Relay:
Maryland (Smith, Martin, Mallon, Kennedy), 1:49.13;

500 Yard Freestyle: Riedlinger (M), 5:05.63;

300 Yard Medley Relay:
Maryland (Lavell, Martin, Trapp), 3:07.84;

450 Yard Freestyle Crescendo Relay:
Maryland (Weir, Mallon, Papayanopoulous, Bowman), 4:03.42;

300 Yard Backstroke Relay:
Johns Hopkins (Shively, MClenithan, Thompson), 3:06.17;

400 Yard IM: Lavell (M), 4:30.20;

300 Yard Butterfly Relay:
Maryland (Mallon, Mahlstedt, Weir), 2:55.23;

300 Yard Breaststroke Relay: Maryland (Lavell, Whitcomb, Adamkova), 3:26.02;

1 Meter Diving: Shafer (M), 253.11.

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