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Men's Swimming & Diving

Sealts wins three events for GU in non-conference meet with Southern Virginia

GU sophomore Ben Sealts performs the breaststroke in a swim meet in a pool. He is wearing a navy blue Gallaudet Bison swim cap.

WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University dropped its men's swimming non-conference meet, 150-92, here Saturday to Southern Virginia University in the Field House Pool.

Gallaudet (0-2) won three of the 14 events as sophomore Ben Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) led the way. Sealts won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.45 seconds as he split time of 27.13 seconds helped to set the tone. He followed that with a first-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.25). Sealts capped his day in the 100-yard IM as he touched the wall in 57.56 seconds to edge out Southern Virginia's Connor Moore (59.97).

Sealts joined sophomore Nick Hohrman (Fergus Falls, Minn.), sophomore Barry McGrain III (Lakeville, N.Y.) and junior Lukas Morkevicius (Washington, D.C.) in the 200-yard medley relay to begin the meet as they finished second with a time of 2:05.54.

Hohrman placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in a fast race as he touched the wall in 27.64 seconds. He also took second in the 500-yard freestyle (6:20.60). McGrain finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:12.00) and 1,000-yard freestyle (12:31.92).

Junior Rett Jala (McAllen, Texas) was second in the 50-yard butterfly with a time of 33.15 seconds followed by freshman Solomon Worthey (San Diego, Calif.) was third (33.34).


  • Hohrman placed third in a close 50-yard backstroke (34.49) race
  • Jala was third in the 100-yard backstroke (1:22.17) and 200-yard freestyle (2:52.27)
  • Junior Xiangming Liu (Dandong, China) finished third in the 50-yard breaststroke (50.00)
  • Freshman Andrew Makarewicz (Gaylord, Mich.) was third in the 1,000-yard freestyle (15:53.31)

GU will travel to Arlington, Va., next Saturday, Oct. 19, for a double-dual meet against Goucher College and the host, Marymount (Va.) University at 1 p.m.