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Men's Swimming & Diving

Sealts sets new NEAC championship record in 100-yard butterfly on second day

GU men's swimmer Ben Sealts on the podium at the 2019 NEAC swim championships. He won his event is smiling at the camera with a plaque in his hands. Way to go Ben! A NEAC logo is in the upper right corner.

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. - The Gallaudet University men's swimming and diving program dropped back in the 2019 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championship team rankings Saturday at the Schneeweiss Athletic Complex. The Bison fell back a spot from second to third place on the second day of competition. GU has some ground to make up on Sunday, the final day of competition.

Wells College increased its point total 134 points from 115 to 249 as the Express sit in first place. SUNY Cobleskill checks in with 217 points followed by Gallaudet (171) and Cazenovia (33).

Sophomore Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) set a new conference championship record in the 100-yard butterfly as he touched the wall in 55.07 seconds. While the time was good for a new NEAC championship record it is not fast enough for the Gallaudet program record.

Gu's 200-yard medley relay team placed third overall (2:23.50). The team consisted of freshman Nick Hohrman (Fergus Falls, Minn.), sophomore Xiangming Liu (Dandong, China), Sealts and sophomore Abe Polanco (Devine, Texas).


  • Hohrman was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:27.55)
  • Liu recorded a fifth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:50.74)
  • Polanco finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:51.91)


The third and final day of the NEAC swimming and diving championships will take place tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 17) at the Schneeweiss Athletic Complex. Preliminaries are slated to start at 10 a.m. with the finals at 4:45 p.m. The final seven events include the 1,650 free, 100 IM, 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 400 free relay.

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