ROANOKE, Va. – The Gallaudet University women's swimming and diving team picked up two wins here Saturday in a double dual meet hosted by Hollins University. The Bison (3-2) defeated Ferrum College, 98-90, and edged out Hollins by four, 98-94.
GU won four of the 11 events and were led by freshman Julia Miller-Notestone (Medford, Ore.), who won two individual events and one relay. Miller-Notestone was the first to touch the wall in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of two minutes, 14.21 seconds. She followed that with a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke (1:08.26).
Miller-Notestone started the day helping lead off the 200 medley relay team. The quartet of Miller-Notestone, freshman Jackie Perkins (Hampton, Va.), junior Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas) and freshman Jessica Monroe (Newnan, Ga.) won with a time of 2:14.90.
Gallaudet caught a break in the 200 medley relay as two Bison relay teams secured team points while Hollins and Ferrum saw its relay teams get disqualified. GU's second relay was comprised of sophomore Eleven Mehner (Independence, Mo.), junior Faye Frez-Albrecht (Canton, Conn.), seniors Meagan Thorp (Farmingville, N.Y.) and Katie Bigelow (Flushing, Mich.).
Perkins won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:18.31.
Hollins defeated Ferrum 106-58.
- Kiefer was third in the 400 individual medley (IM) with a time of 6:11.27
- Senior Paige-Cecily Ramos (New York, N.Y.) was third in the 100 butterfly (1:34.56)
- Monroe was third in the 50 freestyle (31.96 seconds)
- Thorp was fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:23.95)
- Sophomore Alyssa Hanbury (Orlando, Fla.) was fourth in the 100 breaststroke (1:40.03)
- GU's 400 freestyle relay team of senior Taylor Mickelson (Fargo, N.D.), Ramos, Bigelow, Hanbury were second with a time of 5:05.97
- The Bison had a second 400 freestyle relay team consisting of Thorp, senior Carmel Smolik (Charlotte, N.C.), Mehner, junior Rochelle Carty-Bauman (Brampton, Ontario) were third (5:51.88)
The Bison will begin North Eastern Athletic Conference competition next Saturday, Nov. 19, in a double dual meet against Cazenovia College and host Cedar Crest College at 3 p.m.