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Men's Swimming & Diving

Sealts shatters 200-yard backstroke school record in NEAC double-dual meet at Cazenovia

Gallaudet's Benjamin Sealts celebrates in the pool after he set a new school record. His head is above the water with his goggles on his forehead. His right arm is extended in the air in excitement. He has a smile.

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – Freshman Benjamin Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) erased another long-standing Gallaudet University men's swimming school record here Saturday in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) double-dual meet hosted by Cazenovia College.

Sealts won the 200-yard backstroke event with a time of 1:58.41. His time is over four seconds faster than James McGowan's old school record time of 2:03.10 set in 2008. This is Sealts' fifth school record he has set this season.

Gallaudet split the NEAC double-dual meet as the Bison defeated the host Wildcats, 120-81, but lost to SUNY Cobleskill 129-106.

Sealts won three events; the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard backstroke (55.39) and the 200-yard IM (2:04.86).

Sophomore Chris Martinez (El Paso, Texas) won three events; 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.98), 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.21) and 200-yard freestyle (1:59.20).

BISON TRACKS

  • SUNY Cobleskill defeated Cazenovia 139-57
  • Gallaudet placed second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:59.08
  • Senior David Bruno (Patchogue, N.Y.) was third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (17:13.73)
  • Freshman Mackenzie Shannon (Winnetka, Ill.) was third in the 100-yard butterfly with a new personal record time of 1:17.54
  • Shannon took third in the 200-yard IM (3:02.07)

GALLAUDET PERSONAL RECORDS

Men's Team                  
Event     Name     Old Time     New Time
50 freestyle     Lukas Morkevicius     29.53     29.46
50 freestyle     Rett Jala     36.62     34.20
50 backstroke     Rett Jala     43.78     40.73
100 freestyle     Lukas Morkevicius     1:11.31     1:10.62
100 butterfly     Mackenzie Shannon     1:20.46     1:17.54
100 breaststroke     Xiangming Liu     1:53.78     1:52.12
200 backstroke     Benjamin Sealts     NA     1:58.41
500 freestyle     Julian Simons     9:09.11     8:57.19

UP NEXT
The Bison next take to the pool in the new year on Jan. 12 when they host Penn State University at Altoona at 6 p.m.