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Men's Swimming & Diving to Face Johns Hopkins Wednesday

Luke Hoffer

Luke Hoffer

Feb. 5, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy men's swimming and diving team will conclude its regular season Wednesday when the Midshipmen play host to Johns Hopkins in Lejeune Hall. Live results from the 6 p.m. meet can be found at NavySports.com.

"We are looking forward to racing and competing with Johns Hopkins this week," said Navy men's swimming head coach Bill Roberts. "They are having a strong season. That, in addition to this being our final competition of the regular season, combine for an important opportunity for us to race."

Navy saw its record drop to 5-6 on the season with a 178-122 loss at Columbia Friday afternoon. Highlighting Navy's efforts on the day was Sean Murphy (Jr., Hudson, Ohio), who swept the two breaststroke races. He would go on to be tabbed as this week's Patriot League men's swimmer of the week.

Johns Hopkins, which placed sixth at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship, enters the meet with an 8-0 record on the year.

Navy posted a 135.5-124.5 victory over Johns Hopkins last season in Lejeune Hall.

Additionally, during the first break in the meet, Brad Snyder, a 2006 graduate of Navy who served as the captain of the team during his final season, will be presented with the United States Sports Academy's 2012 Juan Antonio Samaranch IOC Disabled Athlete Award. The award is presented annually to the physically or mentally challenged athlete who displays courage, desire, and athletic ability in the face of adversity to achieve the goals set forth in the athlete's particular arena of competition.

An explosive ordnance disposal officer, Snyder lost his eyesight while on patrol in Afghanistan in the fall of 2011. One year later, he won two Gold Medals and three medals in all at the Paralympic Games in London.

 

 

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