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NCAA Men: Johns Hopkins Drowns Navy -- October 27, 2001

Baltimore, MD, Oct. 27. THE Johns Hopkins men's swimming team continued its impressive start to the 2001-02 season with a 121-84 victory over Navy Saturday afternoon in the White Athletic Center.

Scott Armstrong (Medford Lakes, NJ/Bernards/West Morris Central) won the 1000 yard freestyle in 9:50.27 and the 500 freestyle in 4:44.19 to lead the Blue Jays, while Justin Brannock (West Palm Beach, FL/Dreyfoos School of the Arts) took the 200 free freestyle in 1:46.25 and the 100 freestyle in 48.42.

Other individual winners for Hopkins were Oliver Buccicone (Rochester, MN/Lourdes), who won the 200 butterfly in 1:57.34, and David Lofthus (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima), who took the 200 backstroke in 1:56.70.

The 400 medley relay team of Lofthus, Scott Pitz (Paoli, PA/Conestoga), John Balfour II (Plano, TX/Plano East), and Brannock was victorious in 3:32.93, and the 400 freestyle relay team of
William Freund (Linwood, NJ/Mainland Regional), Loren Robinson (Coats, NC/Triton), Lofthus, and Kyle Robinson (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional) took their race in 3:13.98.

Brian DeMell won the 200 breaststroke in 2:15.21 and the 200 individual medley in 1:57.98, while Matt James won the 50 freestyle in 22.19 to lead Navy.

The Blue Jays, now 2-1 on the season after defeating Howard and losing at Maryland Friday, return to action on November 2-3 when Hopkins competes at the Loyola Invitational.

RESULTS

Individual Event Winners:
400 Medley Relay: Johns Hopkins (Lofthus,
Pitz, Balfour, Brannock), 3:32.93;

1000 Freestyle: Armstrong
(J), 9:50.27;

200 Freestyle: Brannock (J), 1:46.25;

50 Freestyle: James (N), 22.19;

200 Individual Medley: DeMell (N), 1:57.98;

200 Butterfly: Buccicone (J), 1:57.34;

100 Freestyle: Brannock (J), 48.42;

200 Backstroke: Lofthus (J), 1:56.70;

500 Freestyle: Armstrong (J), 4:44.19;

200 Breaststroke: DeMell (N), 2:15.21;

400 Freestyle Relay: Johns Hopkins (Freund, L. Robinson, Lofthus, K. Robinson), 3:13.98.