WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University women's swimming and diving team split its double dual meet at home here Saturday against two North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rivals. The Bison defeated Wells College, 141-123, and lost to SUNY Cobleskill 165.50-103.50. The Fighting Tigers defeated the Express, 130-98.
Gallaudet (2-7, 1-3 NEAC) won one event, finished second twice and took home six third-place finishes. SUNY Cobleskill and Wells both won seven events while the Fighting Tigers had nine second-place finishes and six third-place finishes to dominate the meet.
The Bison swept the 1-meter diving event as Taylor Mickelson (Fargo, N.D.) won with 104.55 points to edge out teammate Naomi Schofield (Syracuse, N.Y.), who scored 90.10 points. Senior Brianna Stroud-Williams (Tucker, Ga.) was second in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of one minutes, 11.12 seconds and was part of the third-place 400 freestyle relay team (4:42.78). Stroud-Williams was joined by freshman Alyssa Hanbury (Orlando, Fla.), freshman Irene De Luna (Indianapolis, Ind.) and senior Katie Bigelow (Flushing, Mich.).
GU's 200 medley relay team of Hanbury, junior Paige-Cecily Ramos (New York, N.Y.), freshman Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas) and De Luna took third place with a time of 2:29.47 as they were over 18 seconds off the Cobleskil winning time of 2:10.76.
- Bigelow was third in the 1,000 freestyle (13:59.89) followed by Stroud-Williams (14:15.73)
- Sophomore Morgan Marshall (Waynesboro, Pa.) was third in the 200 freestyle (2:44.37)
- Kiefer was third in the 200 butterfly (3:07.88)
- GU's next home meet will be Thursday, Jan. 21, vs. Notre Dame of Maryland University at 6 p.m.
Gallaudet is off for the rest of the semester and will jump back into the pool in the New Year. The next meet for the Bison will be held on Friday, Jan. 15, in York, Pa., where they will face Penn St.-Altoona and the host Spartans of York (Pa.) College in a double dual meet.