Johns Hopkins takes fourth place at NCAA D-III swimming championship

The Johns Hopkins men's swim team grabbed its second straight fourth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis.

The Blue Jays piled up 245 points to finish just 1.5 points out of third place. Kenyon won its second straight and 33rd overall NCAA championship, finishing with 480 points. Denison took second with 472 points, Emory edged JHU for third with 246.5 points and MIT took fifth with 236.

Freshman Andrew Greenhalgh opened the final day of the championship with a second-place finish and first-team All-America honors in the 1,650 freestyle. He broke a pair of school records en route to matching the best finish ever by a Blue Jay in the event at the NCAA championships. Greenhalgh broke Scott Armstrong's 12-year-old record in the 1,650 free with his final time of 15 minutes, 12.98 seconds, shedding 7.64 seconds off the mark. He also broke Armstrong's 13-year-old record in the 1,000 free with his split of 9:13.13, besting the mark by 9.60 seconds. Greenhalgh is the first Blue Jay to medal in the event since Armstrong took silver in 2003.

Senior Anthony Lordi then placed seventh in the championship final of the 100 free. He finished in 44.72, a career best and the seventh-fastest time in program history. He also earned first-team All-America honors with his finish. Junior Dylan Davis (Annapolis) followed with a fourth-place finish in the 200 backstroke as he touched in 1:46.32, the second-fastest time in school history. He also earned first-team All-America honors, bringing his career total to 10 All-America honors.

Hopkins closed out the championship with a win in the consolation final of the 400 free relay. Senior Will Kimball (St. Paul's) led off the relay with a 45.41 leg, followed by freshman Evan Holder, who went 45.14. Junior Greg Kogut turned in a 45.91 leg and Lordi closed it out with a 44.08 split in his final swim. The quartet earned honorable mention All-America honors with the win.

Lordi finishes his career with 21 All-America honors, tying him for eighth in program history. Kimball earned five All-America honors at the championship to finish his career with 12. Senior Joe Acquaviva picked up three All-America honors to bring his career total to 10. Holder and Kogut captured four All-America honors each, while Davis earned three and Greenhalgh earned two.

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