W&L Swimming Falls to Johns Hopkins

W&L Swimming Falls to Johns Hopkins

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee men’s and women’s swim teams competed in a dual meet with Johns Hopkins University on Saturday at Cy Twombly pool, with both teams falling to the Blue Jays. The men lost by a score of 107.5-154.5, while the women fell, 95-161.

The men were paced by three individual and one relay event victories. Senior Josh Gonzalez (Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan) claimed the 200 fly with a time of 2:00.08, while first-year Rick Sykes (Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley) took the 50 free (21.47) and sophomore Chris Washnock (Greer, S.C./Greenville) touched first in the 400 IM (4:15.18). Sykes was also a part of the victorious 200 free relay squad that recorded a time of 1:26.02. He was joined by senior Nick Talluri (Mount Airy, N.C./Mount Airy), first-year Tyler Gehrs (Alexandria, Va./St. Andrew’s) and senior Brandon Barnds (Mission Hills, Kan./Shawnee).

Other top finishers for the Generals included second-place finishes by Gehrs in the 200 free (1:45.62), Washnock in the 100 back (53.79) and 200 back (1:55.09), sophomore Robert Grattan (Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal) in the 100 breast (1:01.30), junior Brandon Wilder (Suffolk, Va./Nansemond-Suffolk Academy) in the 500 free (4:55.08) and sophomore Brian Stirling (Skillman, N.J./Montgomery) in the 100 fly (52.33). The 200 medley relay squad of Marsh, Sykes, Brian Stirling and sophomore Ian Dexter (Mountain Brook, Ala./Mountain Brook) also touched in second with a time of 1:37.72.

On the women’s side, the Generals claimed two event victories, with sophomore Katie Salvati (Roselle Park, N.J./Mount Saint Mary) taking the 400 IM in a time of 4:58.44 and the 200 free relay squad of senior Sarah Simpson (Charlotte, N.C./South Mecklenburg), first-year Izzy Brassfield (Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Day School), sophomore Dana Fredericks (Yorktown, Va./York) and senior Jenna Worsham (Cumming, Ga./Wesleyan School) touching in first with a time of 1:43.72.

W&L had several second-place finishes, including first-year Ann McCampbell (Oklahoma City, Okla./Casady School) in the 1000 free (11:05.81), sophomore Jocelyn Cassada (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Country Day) in the 100 back (1:01.79) and 200 back (2:16.40) and senior Lynn Bazzel (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett) in the 100 breast (1:09.04) and 200 breast (2:31.69). First-year Brittany Ross (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) also finished second in the 400 IM (5:02.11), and was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay squad that recorded a time of 1:54.27. Ross was joined on the relay squad by junior Tess Hayden (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier), Bazzel and Simpson.

The men are now 8-4 on the season, while the women are 6-5. The women will return to action Feb. 12-14 at the ODAC women’s swimming championships, while the men will next take to the pool Feb. 17-20 at the Bluegrass Mountain championships.