St. Mary's Men's Swimming Takes on No. 5 Johns Hopkins

Kieran Broder
Kieran Broder

Baltimore, Md. – St. Mary's College of Maryland men's swimming had their two-meet win streak cut short Friday afternoon as No. 5 Johns Hopkins University (2-2) handed the Seahawks (5-7) a 117-76 non-conference setback.

Junior Grant Burgess (Fallston, Md./Fallston) notched a third-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle in 10:21.58 to lead St. Mary's in the event while sophomore Andrew Braker (Olney, Md./Sherwood) came in third in the 200 freestyle in 1:54.89.

Another third-place finish came for the Seahawks in the 50 freestyle as junior Michael Speer (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) finished the event in 23.10. Sophomore Matt Walchuck (Middletown, Md./Middletown) nabbed a third-place finish as well in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:04.38.

Speer collected a second third-place finish in the 100 freestyle in 50.97. Walchuck garnered another third-place finish in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:04.21.

The foursome of junior Zach Lilley (Myersville, Md./Middletown), first-year Kieran Broder (Olney, Md./Georgetown Prep), senior captain Bobby Witkop (Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase), and Braker picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay in 1:43.85.

Burgess claimed fourth in the 100 butterfly in 56.46 while Lilley was fourth in the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.64. Broder took fourth in the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.50.

Speer, Burgess, Walchuck, and Braker led the Seahawks to a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.92.

St. Mary's returns home tomorrow afternoon as the Seahawks welcome University of Mary Washington to the Aquatics Center at the Michael P. O'Brien Athletics & Recreation Center for a Capital Athletic Conference meet at 1:00 p.m.

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