CAZENOVIA, N.Y. - The second day of the 2016 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) swimming and diving championships hosted by Cazenovia College are in the books and Gallaudet University's women's team remains in fifth place.
Gallaudet nearly doubled its team point total on Saturday and currently has 184 team points. Defending NEAC champions Cazenovia (454 points) has a strong lead over Wells College (257), SUNY Cobleskill (240) and Cedar Crest College (205).
Gallaudet's 200-yard medley relay team got things started with a fifth place finish as they touched the wall in two minutes, 24.43 seconds. The team consisted of senior Brianna Stroud-Williams (Tucker, Ga.), freshman Alyssa Hanbury (Orlando, Fla.), freshman Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas) and senior Katie Bigelow (Flushing, Mich.).
Stroud-Williams was sixth in the 400 IM as she finished in 6:19.97 followed by fellow senior Paige Foreman (Albuquerque, N.M.) in seventh (6:22.97) and junior Paige-Cecily Ramos (New York, N.Y.) in 10th (7:03.74).
Kiefer placed seventh in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:21.03 followed by Hanbury in eighth (1:27.30).
GU's 800 freestyle relay team of Bigelow, Foreman, Stroud-Williams and Kiefer placed fourth with a time of 10:24.76 to pick-up 22 team points.
- Stroud-Williams was seventh in the 100 backstroke (1:17.09) followed by Kiefer in ninth (1:22.54), Hanbury in 10th (1:24.74) and Shuxu Tian (Tongling, China) in 11th place (1:40.34)
- Bigelow was seventh in the 200 freestyle (2:29.86)
- Ramos finished 12th in the 100 breaststroke (1:37.35)
- GU's "B" team in the 200 medley relay was eighth (2:53.32), the team included Tian, sophomore Faye Frez-Albrecht (Canton, Conn.), Ramos and junior Naomi Schofield (Syracuse, N.Y.)
The third and final day of the NEAC swimming and diving championships will take place tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. 14) at the Stephen M. Schneeweiss Athletic Complex. Preliminaries are slated to start at 10 a.m. with the finals at 4:45 p.m. The final seven events include the 1,650 free, 100 IM, 200 backstroke, 100 free, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 400 free relay.