WASHINGTON - For the second time in two days, freshman Chris Martinez (El Paso, Texas) shocked spectators, setting a new Gallaudet record here at the Field House pool. Martinez's efforts were not enough as Elizabethtown College (2-1) defeated the Bison, 149-85.
After setting a new school record in the 100-yard breaststroke less the 24-hours prior, Martinez won the 200-yard breaststroke event reaching the wall in two minutes, 22.47 seconds. His time broke the old record of 2:29.79 set by Michael Hubbs in 2005. This is Martinez's fourth school record in three meets this season.
Martinez also placed first in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:10.21 beating out the competition by 47 seconds.
Junior Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.) took first in the men's 500 freestyle (5:21.09) and second in the 200 backstroke (2:11.91) for Gallaudet (0-3).
Freshman Nickolas Roman (Lubbock, Texas) was the first place finisher of the men's 50 freestyle event (24.25).
Martinez, Tikhonoff, and Roman were then joined by freshman Setthawut Snow (St. Augustine, Fla.) as their team took first place in the men's 400 freestyle relay event with a final time of 3:43.25.
- Martinez finished second in the 400 individual medley (IM) with a time of 4:36.17
- Tikhonoff finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:08.41)
- Roman took second place in the 100 backstroke (1:01.61) and third in the 100 freestyle (54.91)
- Snow placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:20.32) and fourth in the 200 breaststroke (3:02.99).
GALLAUDET PERSONAL RECORDS
|Event||Name||Old Time||New Time|
|50 freestyle||Nickolas Roman||24.39||24.25|
|50 freestyle||Niko Lutes-Stein||28.88||28.69|
|100 backstroke||Nickolas Roman||1:02.86||1:01.61|
|200 freestyle||Setthawut Snow
|500 freestyle||Jonathan Tikhonoff||5:29.12||5:21.09
Gallaudet will travel to Roanoke, Va., next Saturday, Nov. 12, to compete against Ferrum College on the campus of Hollins University.