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GU men's team third after Day 1 of NEAC swimming and diving championships

GU men's team third after Day 1 of NEAC swimming and diving championships

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. - The Gallaudet University men's swimming and diving team is in third place after the first day of competition here Friday night at the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championships being hosted by Cazenovia College.

GU tallied 108 team points and trail defending NEAC champion SUNY Cobleskill (158.50 points) and Wells College (139.50) but are ahead of the host Wildcats (26) through six events.

Junior David Bruno (Patchogue, N.Y.) finished third in the 200-yard IM with a time of 3:28.90. In the competitive 50 freestyle, freshman Gideon Firl (Frederick, Md.) was fourth overall as he touched the wall in 24.60 seconds, just over a second behind first-place finisher Jordan Johnson (23.38) from Wells. Junior Dary Berke (Fremont, Calif.) placed sixth in the A-Final heat with a time of 26.86 seconds.

Freshman Chang Hwang (Seattle, Wash.) set a new personal record in the 500 freestyle in the preliminaries with a time of 7:11.06. In the finals he placed sixth overall with a time of 7:29.42.

GU had several relay teams compete on Friday. The Bison 200 freestyle relay team finished third overall with a time of 1:51.65 and it's "B" team finished sixth overall (2:24.86). In the 400 medley relay the Bison finished third overall with a time of 5:08.82.


  • Freshman Kenneth Peters (Indianapolis, Ind.) had two personal records on the day in the 50 freestyle (28.87) and 500 freestyle (7:27.13)
  • Peters took over 50 seconds off his previous best 500 freestyle time of 8:16.58
  • Sophomore Tommy Wall (Toronto, Ontario) was ninth in the 500 freestyle (11:03.85)
  • Senior Roberto Chavez (Jarales, N.M.) was 11th in the 50 freestyle (43.44)
  • GU had no divers in the 1-meter diving event
  • SUNY Cobleskill had the only diver in the event


Men's Team                  
Event     Name     New Time     Old Time
50 freestyle     Kenneth Peters     28.87
100 backstroke     Dary Berke     1:17.54
500 freestyle     Chang Hwang    


500 freestyle     Kenneth Peters  
7:27.13     8:16.58

The Bison return to the Stephen M. Schneeweiss Athletic Complex tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 13) for Day 2 of the 2016 NEAC championships. Preliminaries will start at 10 a.m. and the finals will be held at 6 p.m. The events on display include the 200 medley relay, 400 individual medley, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke and the 800 relay. 

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