Gallaudet Women Swimmers Win Last Dual Meet of Season
With one event to go against the College of Notre Dame, it came down to this: whoever won the last relay would win the meet. While Head Coach Bill Snape was sweating more than usual on the hot and humid pool deck, he remained calm as he knew reliable seniors Jodi Winkelmann and Marissa Larson were anchoring the four person relay squad along with underclassmen Katie Johnson and Misella Tomita. The seniors did not disappoint. When Larson touched the wall a good ten seconds ahead of her Notre Dame competitor, the female Aqua-Bison notched their first win against the Baltimore school in over a decade, 106-93. And the team helped the entire coaching staff cool off by tossing them in the pool in celebration.
"What a tremendous way to honor our seniors on their night and what a great stepping stone heading into the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Championships in two weeks," said Snape. "In addition to Jodi and Marissa, seniors Cloe Canela and Colleen Doyle had outstanding performances, as did senior Scott Cohen, who did his personal best in the 100 fly during an exhibition swim. The seniors shone on Senior Night."
Furthermore, sophomore star Carlisle Robinson was an iron woman with flippers. She won three individual events: the 1650(one mile) freestyle, the 200 freestyle (just minutes after completing the mile), and the 500 freestyle. "Because of her impressive work ethic this year, she has become one of the most dominant swimmers in the conference and is poised to make some major waves at the CAC Championships," continued Snape.
Other winners included junior Katie Day in the 50 free and as part of the 200 Medley Relay, Rachel Steingieser as part of the 200 Medley Relay, as well as Tomita and Winklemann who swam on both victorious relays. Also scoring crucial points were Elizabeth Steyer, Kira Roberts, and Breanna Baker. "Tonight's win was a true team effort," concluded Snape.