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Men's Swimming & Diving

GU drops swim meet to Hampden-Sydney, 128-76

Gallaudet men's swimmer Chris Martinez competes in a freestyle event in the Field House pool. He is swimming fast as his right arm exits the water and continues his freestyle stroke motion. He is wearing swim goggles and a blue GU Bison swim cap.

SWEET BRIAR, Va. - The Gallaudet University men's swimming and diving program dropped a non-conference meet to Hampden-Sydney College, 128-76, here Saturday on the campus of Sweet Briar College.

Senior Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.) led the way for the Bison with two first-place finished and nearly won a third event. He won the 100-meter butterfly (1:02.72) and the 400-meter freestyle (4:44.69) events. Tikhonoff crushed the 400 freestyle as he was over 18 seconds ahead of the second place finisher. He just barely lost the 800-meter freestyle event as he finished second with a time of 9:44.52. He was was just 21 one hundredths of a second behind Anthony Vinson from Hampden-Sydney, who touched in 9:44.31.

Freshman Benjamin Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) won a trio of events in the 100-meter backstroke (1:02.76), 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.78) and 200-meter IM (2:18.28) events.

Sophomore Chris Martinez (El Paso, Texas) picked up several second-place finishes in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle events with times of 1:00.35 and 2:15.80, respectively. 


  • Sophomore Lukas Morkevicius (Seattle, Wash.) was third in the 50-meter freestyle (34.79 seconds)
  • GU's 200-meter freestyle relay team of Morkevicius, senior David Bruno (Patchogue, N.Y.), freshman Aidan Southard (Baltimore, Md.), junior Julian Simons (Austin, Texas) finished third with a time of 2:35.57

Gallaudet will compete at Elizabethtown College on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m.