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CAC Championships: Bison hold steady on Day 2

CAC Championships: Bison hold steady on Day 2

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - The second day of the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference women's swimming championships concluded on Saturday evening and Gallaudet University still holds sixth-place with one day of competition left on the campus of St. Mary's (Md.) College. The Bison advanced to three of the seven finals on Saturday after the morning preliminaries.

Gallaudet junior Carlisle Robinson (Carmel, Ind.) was the lone Bison to advance in an individual event as she placed 16th in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:05.66. SMC's Rachel Hotchko won the event in 56.63 seconds. Robinson's main event, the 200-yard butterfly, will take place Sunday. Last year, she finished second overall in the event and earned all-conference honors.

Robinson also had a hand in Gallaudet's two relays on Saturday where the Bison finished sixth out of seven teams in both events ahead of Hood College. GU earned 26 points for each relay to help its total to 109 after two days. The Bison are 11 points ahead of Hood (98 points). University of Mary Washington is well on its way to a 20th straight championship with 639 points which is more than 222 points ahead of second-place York (Pa.) College.

GU's 200-yard medley relay team of Robinson, senior Katie Day (St. Elmo, Ill.), junior Misella Tomita (Kahului, Hawaii) and freshman Tong Song (Beijing, China) finished in 2:08.02.

Robinson, Tomita and Song teamed with senior Rachel Steingieser (New Market, Md.) in the 800-yard freestyle relay where the Bison finished two seconds ahead of Hood with a time of 9:23.65. UMW crushed the field as the Eagles touched the wall in 7:55.86.

The final six events will take place tomorrow as the preliminaries begin at 10 a.m. followed by the finals round at 6 p.m. The traditional Senior Recognition ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.

2010 CAC Swimming Championships