Vitek Flirts with DIII Record as JHU Breaks Multiple Records vs Gettysburg


  • Friday April 23, 2021
  • Gettysburg School, Gettysburg, Pa
  • Brief Course Yards (25 yards)
  • Meet Outcomes

Gettysburg School hosted Johns Hopkins final week in what was a quick, late season twin meet between the 2 Division III faculties. Each  groups held nothing again and made the a lot of the alternative to swim as a number of faculty data and All-American occasions had been posted.

As a result of cancellation of the 2021 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, the School Swimming and Diving Coaches Affiliation of America, established the next standards for All-American standing:

  • First Crew All-American: obtain a CSCAA Automated Time Commonplace or rank within the high eight an an occasion on the finish of the yr
  • Second Crew All-American: obtain a CSCAA Consideration Commonplace and be ranked Ninth-Sixteenth within the occasion. If fewer than 16 people or relays obtain the “B” normal in an occasion, no further choices can be made for that occasion. 
  • Athletes are restricted to a most of seven All-American honors together with a most of three particular person occasions

Males’s Meet

Whereas no group scores had been stored, JHU managed to win 11 of the contested 17 occasions. JHU broke two faculty data, set seven pool data, and posted seven All-American occasions on the day. Gettysburg held their very own within the meet, as they broke a college document and posted three CSCAA “B” occasions.

Junior Jeff Vitek of JHU had the swim of the day as he flirted with the NCAA document within the 100 butterfly. He posted a DIII “A” time of 47.13 and was .21 seconds off the document of 46.92 set by David Fitch of Kenyon in 2018. Vitek smashed the earlier JHU document of 47.90 set by Brandon Fabian in 2018. 

Vitek led the way in which in a quick 200 butterfly the place the highest 4 swimmers had been all underneath 1:53. Vitek earned his second “A” time within the 200 fly as he swam to a pool document of 1:46.93, simply off his personal faculty document of 1:46.88. Fellow Blue Jay, freshman Chris Seymour, completed second with a “B” time of 1:51.07. Gettysburg Junior Oliver Pickering reset his personal faculty document within the occasion as he completed third in 1:51.86, bettering his time of 1:52.32 from two years in the past. 

Vitek was additionally a member of JHU’s 200 medley relay group that earned an “A” time. Junior Dylan Wachenfeld (23.18), junior Maxwell Chen (24.26), Vitek (21.44), and senior Nat Davenport (20.64) mixed to 1:29.52, the ninth quickest time in JHU historical past. 

Gettysburg bought in on the CSCAA time motion with an “A” normal within the 200 free relay. Senior Oliver Yancey (20.20), junior Sam Nonemaker (20.32), senior Aedan Collins (20.62), and senior Jack Edelson (20.44) completed in 1:21.58, the fifth quickest time in Gettysburg historical past. Yancey’s lead-off swim was underneath the “B” time and bettered his 20.44 from the person occasion earlier within the day. JHU’s second place time of 1:22.64 was underneath the “B” normal. 

The boys’s 100 breaststroke featured three CSCAA time requirements for JHU. Chen received the occasion in 53.64 which took down the JHU document of 54.04 set by Evan Holder in 2017. Ending behind him was sophomore Kyle Wu in 54.67 and sophomore Brandon Stride in 56.26. Chen and Wu had been each beneath the “A” normal whereas Stride was beneath the “B” mark. 

Stride and Wu would each earn “A” occasions within the 200 breaststroke. Stride’s time of 1:59.01 is the fourth quickest time in JHU historical past whereas Wu’s time of 1:59.98 is the fifth quickest.

JHU’s final “A” normal on the day got here from Wachenfeld. He swam the sixth quickest time in JHU historical past with a time of 1:46.59 within the 200 backstroke. 

JHU and Gettysburg battled within the 400 free relay. JHU front-loaded their relay and constructed over a second and a half lead on the midway mark. Gettysburg would chip into their lead on the third leg however JHU led by .78 going into the anchor leg. Yancy’s opening break up 20.96 would transfer Gettysburg forward of JHU and go on to win in 3:03.24 with JHU second in 3:03.61. 

Different swims of notice:

  • Wachenfeld received the 200 IM with a “B” time of 1:51.44
  • Senior Matt McGough of JHU received the 400 IM with a “B” time of 4:01.30
  • JHU junior Collin Hughes earned two “B” occasions: the 200 free (1:39.40) and the 100 free (45.16)
  • JHU freshman Kellen Roddy received the 1650 free with a “B” time of 15:34.08. He broke the pool document in each the 1650 in addition to his 1000 break up from the race of 9:21.62
  • Yancy led a 1-2-3 end for Gettysburg within the 50 free with fellow seniors Danny Petrillo (21.13) and Harrison McCool (21.14)
  • Gettysburg freshman Luke McKenna received the five hundred free in 4:41.13, the seventh quickest time in class historical past. His time of 16:16.47 within the 1650 free was the fourth quickest time in class historical past

Ladies’s Meet

The Johns Hopkins ladies dominated the meet as they received all however one occasion on the day and posted 5 CSCAA “B” occasions. 

JHU’s first “B” normal got here within the 50 freestyle the place the Blue Jays swam to a 1-2-3 end. Junior Kristen Alicea-Jorgensen got here in first with a CSCAA “B” time of 23.77. Proper behind Alicea-Jorgensen had been senior Mikayla Bisignani (23.96) and freshman Anni Fan (24.23). 

Alicea-Jorgensen would higher her 50 time as she led-off the successful 200 free relay in 23.66. She teamed up with Fan (24.39), junior Sophia Girgenti (24.48), and Bisignani (23.66) to complete first in 1:36.19.

Fan would earn her personal “B” time in a really aggressive 100 butterfly which noticed the highest 4 finishers all underneath 58.60. Fan took the occasion in 56.33 adopted by sophomore teammate Emerson Davis in 57.54. Gettysburg sophomores Annabel Gorman (58.13) and Elissa Clancy (58.58) positioned third and fourth respectively. 

The backstroke occasions featured freshmen from each faculties going head-to-head. Cameron Roche of JHU would sweep the occasions as she earned a “B” time along with her efficiency of two:03.13 within the 200 again. Alexandra Zelinske of Gettysburg put up the second quickest time in class historical past in 2:06.99. Roche completed first within the 100 again in 57.04 the place the highest six finishers had been all underneath 1:00.  Zelinske took third in 57.96, which is the third greatest time in program historical past.

The final “B” time would come within the 200 breaststroke. JHU sophomore Kate Overbey received the occasion in 2:22.48. Overbey additionally received the 100 breaststroke in 1:05.51. Overbey was challenged in these occasions by Gettysburg sophomore Talia Moss. Moss completed second within the 100 in 1:07.20 and second within the 200 in 2:25.71. 

Gettysburg’s lone occasion win got here from sophomore Lauren Manning within the 500 freestyle. She touched the wall in 5:14.00, nicely over two seconds sooner than the subsequent swimmer. 

Different swims of notice:

  • JHU swept all relay occasions highlighted by a 1:45.51 within the 200 medley relay
  • Girgenti received the 200 free in 1:53.64 as JHU swimmers took the highest six locations


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