Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 1, 1996


     On March 11, The Gazette highlighted the Blue Jays swim team
as they prepared for the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving
Championships, which were held the following two weekends at
Emory University in Atlanta. 

     During the championships, two Hopkins sophomores took home
national titles, both in the 100-yard butterfly: Matt Johnson for
the men's team and Rocio Lopez for the women's.

     Johnson successfully defended his national title from last
year as the Blue Jays placed fourth overall in the championship.
He shattered the national record, winning the event in 48.67
seconds. He also broke the school record for the 200-yard
butterfly when he finished in 1:52.03 seconds.

     Three other school records were broken: In the 400-yard
individual medley, junior Peter Schauer finished sixth with a
time of 4:05.62. And in the 200- and 400-yard medley relay, the
men's team set new school marks with times of 1:33.91 and
3:24.88, respectively. Overall 13 swimmers represented the men's
team in 16 events. 

     Lopez took home the national title in the 100-yard
butterfly, as the Blue Jays women's team placed eighth overall. 

     Lopez also placed seventh in the 200-yard butterfly and swam
on all five relay teams for Hopkins. Two swimmers broke school
records in backstroke events: junior Shayn Peirce placed third in
the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:07.30; sophomore Kelly
Vikstrom placed ninth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of
59.50. In all, five women represented Hopkins in 12 NCAA events.

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