WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's swimming and diving team won its third meet of the season here Thursday night with a 138-102 victory over Notre Dame of Maryland University.
Gallaudet (3-9) won eight of the 14 events and earned 10 second-place finishes as the Bison were able to pull ahead, in clutch moments, to earn enough team points for the win over the Gators (3-2).
Senior Katie Bigelow (Flushing, Mich.) and freshman Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas) led the Bison with three first-place individual performances. Bigelow touched the wall first in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 14:10.39 in the second event of the meet. She was also first in the 50 freestyle (30.35 seconds) and 100 freestyle (1:07.97). Kiefer was first in the 200 butterfly (3:05.48) with a new personal record, first in the 200 backstroke (2:54.45) and completed the hat trick with finishing first in the 100 butterfly (1:24.07). Freshman Alyssa Hanbury (Orlando, Fla.) finished first in the 100 backstroke with a new personal record time of 1:23.55 and was second in the 100 butterfly (1:27.32).
Senior Brianna Stroud-Williams (Tucker, Ga.) took second place in three events including the 200 yard freestyle (2:31.85), 100 yard freestyle (1:11.35), 500 yard freestyle (6:51.28) while senior Paige Foreman (Albuquerque, N.M.) took second place in the 1,000 yard freestyle (14:58.76) and the 200 yard IM (3:11.79). Three other Bison earned second place finishes including sophomore Kylie Sterling (Sumner, Wash.) in the 100 breaststroke (1:37.08), freshman Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) in the 200 backstroke (3:22.93) and junior Paige-Cecily Ramos (New York, N.Y.) in the 200 breaststroke (3:26.34). Barlow and Ramos set new personal records with their respective second place finishes.
Bigelow, Stroud-Williams, Hanbury and Foreman were also members of the first-place 400 freestyle medley relay team (4:53.75) that capped the meet for the Bison.
GU set 13 new personal records in the home meet victory.
GALLAUDET PERSONAL RECORDS
|Event||Name||New Time||Old Time|
|50 freestyle||Alyssa Barlow||33.40
|50 butterfly||Paige-Cecily Ramos||35.29||36.21|
|50 breaststroke||Kylie Sterling||44.09||44.32|
|100 freestyle||Alyssa Hanbury||1:10.81
|100 breaststroke||Paige-Cecily Ramos
|100 backstroke||Alyssa Hanbury||1:23.55||1:27.62|
|100 backstroke||Alyssa Barlow||1:29.83||1:33.93|
|200 freestyle||Shuxu Tian||3:21.44||3:36.10|
|200 butterfly||Jana Kiefer||3:05.48||3:07.88|
|200 breaststroke||Paige-Cecily Ramos||3:26.34||3:38.48|
|200 backstroke||Shuxu Tian||3:33.47||4:43.06|
|200 backstroke||Alyssa Barlow||3:22.93||3:35.52|
|200 IM||Shuxu Tian||3:57.74||4:05.47|