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Men's Swimming & Diving

Tikhonoff sets his first school record as Bison swim in double-dual meet at York

Tikhonoff sets his first school record as Bison swim in double-dual meet at York

YORK, Pa. - The Gallaudet University men's swimming and diving team came up short in Friday's non-conference double-dual meet hosted by York (Pa.) College. The Bison lost to the undefeated hosts, 129-51, and fell to Penn St.-Altoona, 126-52.

The top finishers for the Bison (3-6) were freshman Nickolas Roman (Lubbock, Texas), who set three personal records, junior Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.), who set two personal records and one school record and senior David Bruno (Patchogue, N.Y.), who set one personal record.

Tikhonoff earned the best finish for Gallaudet when he placed second in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:57.29. He also finished third in the 200 individual medley (2:12.22) and the 100 butterfly (57.83). His 100 butterfly time is a new Gallaudet school record as he broke Chris Martinez's time of 57.93 set back on Oct. 22, 2016.

Roman added points for the Bison with third-place finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (23.35 seconds) and the 100 backstroke (58.61). At the end of the meet, Roman joined junior Julian Simons (Austin, Texas), senior Dary Berke (Fremont, Calif.) and senior Xuan Lin (Mount Prospect, Ill.) to take second in the 400 freestyle relay with a final time of 4:46.70.

Bruno's points came in the 500 freestyle when he finished with a time of 7:51.00, which was good enough for a fourth-place finish. He  also came in fifth in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 15:43.35 and eighth in the 200 IM with a time of 3:21.31.

The Spartans (9-0) defeated Penn St.-Altoona (5-4), 118-71, to remain undefeated this season. 


  • Simons took seventh place in the 200 freestyle (2:34.37) and fifth in the 500 freestyle (9:47.82)
  • Berke placed sixth in the 100 freestyle touching the wall in 1:04.14
  • Lin earned a fourth-place finish in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:26.72


Men's Team                  
Event     Name     Old Time     New time
50 freestyle     Nickolas Roman     23.82     23.25
100 backstroke     Nickolas Roman     1:01.38     58.61
100 freestyle     Nickolas Roman     54.84     52.99 (R)
100 butterfly     Jonathan Tikhonoff     59.09     57.83
200 IM     David Bruno     3:28.90     3:21.31
500 freestyle     Julian Simons     10:07.39     9:47.82
1000 freestyle     Jonathan Tikhonoff     11:01.86     10:57.29

(R) = Time set in a relay event

The Bison take the week off before they host Stevenson University in the final meet of the regular season on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. Prior to the meet Gallaudet's seniors on the men's and women's swimming and diving teams will be recognized.