Oct. 16, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Seven different members of the Navy men's swimming team won individual events to help the Mids to a 145-115 victory over Johns Hopkins, Friday night at Lejeune Hall in Annapolis. The victory improves Navy's record to 3-0 on the season.
"I felt as if there were some improvements from last week to tonight in how we raced," said Navy men's swimming head coach Bill Roberts. "After the good week of training we had I was pleased with the results. We'll get back at it and keep charging ahead."
Adam Meyer (Bethesda, Md.) and Andrew Utama (Walnut Creek, Calif.) were the lone members of Navy's senior class to win and individual event on the night, with Meyer recording a pair of victories. Meyer won both the 50 butterfly (25.39) and the 200 individual medley events (2:04.54), while Utama won the 50 breaststroke (30.57).
Four different juniors picked up individual event wins during the course of the meet. Sam Martinette (Richmond, Va.) won the 800 freestyle in a time of 8:17.92, Erik Hunter (Placerville, Calif.) won the 400 individual medley with clocking of 4:27.92 and J.J. Helms (Conroe, Texas) posted a time of 1:56.39 to win the 200 freestyle. Additionally, junior Alex Buck (Lisle, Ill.) and sophomore Marshall Daniels (Virginia Beach, Va.) tied for the win in the 50 freestyle with identical times of 24.20, while sophomore Mac Anthony (Allentown, Pa.) emerged with the win in the 400 free with a time of 4:01.49.
Navy foursomes also combined to win each of the six relay events contested on the night. The list of relay races consisted of the 200 and 400 medley, the 200 free, the 400 backstroke, the 400 breaststroke and the 400 butterfly.
The Mids will next be in competition Oct. 24 when Navy swims at UMBC.