Johns Hopkins Falls to Maryland -- November 2, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, MD, Nov. 1. THE Johns Hopkins men's and women's swimming teams each fell at Maryland Friday afternoon, as the Terrapins downed the JHU men, 113-40, and defeated the Blue Jay women, 105-36.
The only event won by either Hopkins team was the women's 300 breaststroke relay, as freshman Jessica Chang (Penfield, NY/Penfield), freshman Kristin Stepaniak (Shoreview, MN/Mounds View), and junior Liz Schlicher (Mountain Lakes, NJ/Mountain Lakes) won the race in 3:31.10.
The JHU 300 individual medley relay team of sophomore Diana Smirnova (Las Cruces, NM/Phillips Exeter Academy), junior Megan Rudinsky (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park), and freshman Sida Liu (Phoenix, AZ/North Canyon) finished second in 3:09.94.
The men had four relay teams finish second in the meet, as the 300 medley relay team of sophomore Brandon Loftus (Milwaukee, WI/Marquette), junior Kyle Robinson (Holden, MA/Wachusett Regional), and freshman Brian Sneed (Chattanooga, TN/McCallie) came in second to Maryland in 2:48.08.
The JHU 300 butterfly relay team of freshman Tyler Harris (Lancaster, OH/Lancaster), senior David Lofthus (Honeoye Falls, NY/Honeoye Falls-Lima), and Sneed finished in 2:39.44, while the 300 breaststroke relay team of Harris, junior Scott Pitz (Paoli, PA/Conestoga), and freshman Caleb Groff (York, PA/Dallastown) finished in 3:05.23, and the 300 backstroke relay Lofthus, freshman Sean Kim (Silver Spring, MD/Paint Branch), and Robinson finished in 2:43.69.
Both Blue Jay teams were comprised of split squads, as the other Hopkins swimmers competed at Loyola with Syracuse and St. Peter's. Hopkins will send both of its full squads to Loyola on Saturday.