WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams hosted Bethany College for a non-conference meet at the Field House pool on Saturday. Gallaudet’s women’s team kept it close but was unable to overcome the Bethany Bison as they won, 146-127. Bethany beat the Gallaudet men’s team, 146-120.
The Bison women’s 200-yard medley relay team started off the meet with a first place finish as junior Lisa Murphy (Bothell, Wash.), senior Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.), senior Alexandra Polivanchuk (Orebro, Sweden) and freshmen Thyra Wood (Great Falls, Mont.) finished with a time of 2:08.30. Polivanchuk carried that success through the meet as she added two more first place finishes in the 200-yard butterfly (2:31.42) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:27.61) as well as a second place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:29.09). Giles pitched in with two second place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke with times of 1:19.93 and 2:54.66, respectively. Murphy added two second place finishes of her own in the 100-yard freestyle (1:03.52) and the 100-yard butterfly (1:15.52). Freshman Molly Verseput (Upland, Calif.) placed first in the 1,000-yard freestyle as she touched the wall in 12:25.91 and placed second in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:07.16. Verseput, Giles, Wood and freshman Paige-Cecily Ramos(New York, N.Y.) closed out the meet with a first place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:24.86).
The Bison men started off the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. SeniorDJ Everton-Lovell (Norfolk, Va.), junior Abdiel Davila-Cruz (Orlando, Fla.), freshman Ryan Klock (Puyallup, Wash.) and sophomore Maurice Abenchuchan (St. Augustine, Fla.) finished the race in 1:54.42. Everton-Lovell went on to place first in the 200-yard backstroke, clocking in at 2:12.01. Davila-Cruz added a second place finish in the 100-yard backstroke as he finished in 1:09.69. Abenchuchan was able to finish second in both the 200-yard freestyle (2:09.40) and the 100-yard freestyle (55.34). Sophomore Neal Matthews (Kent Island, Md.) was able to finish first in the 1-meter dive with a score of 149.62. The Bison men’s 400-yard freestyle relay closed out the meet with a first place finish as junior Bernardo Toledo (Río Piedras, Puerto Rico), sophomoreMyles Goldberg (Frederick, Md.), sophomore Zachary Kohler (Union City, Calif.) and senior Tony Dall (Indianapolis, Ind.) finished with a time of 4:41.05.
The GU swimming and diving teams host Wells and Ferrum College for a double dual meet on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Field House. This is the last home meet of the 2013-14 season and will be the Bison swimmers senior day.