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Final relay derails Gallaudet's bid for win over Hood

Final relay derails Gallaudet's bid for win over Hood

FREDERICK, Md. – It was a heartbreaking loss for the Gallaudet University women’s swimming team on Saturday against Hood College as the host Blazers edged the Bison, 102-100. The non-conference meet came down to the last and final event, 200-yard freestyle relay, which Hood won by four seconds.

Gallaudet (3-5) won three of the 11 events as the Blazers were victorious in the remainder which included two relays. Senior Carlisle Robinson (Carmel, Ind.) claimed two first-place finishes as she was the first to touch the wall in the 100-yard backstroke (1:11.95) and the 100 butterfly (1:12.23). The Bison recorded 14 and 15 team points, respectively, in those two events as GU had three swimmers apiece earn points. Robinson edged out sophomore Tong Song (Beijing, China) for first in the 100 butterfly by four seconds (1:16.32). Senior Misella Tomita (Kahului, Hawaii)

The Bison will host North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe College of Saint Elizabeth tomorrow (Sunday, January 23) at 1 p.m. in the Field House pool.