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Women's Swimming & Diving

Kiefer sets personal best marks on Senior Day

The Kiefer family with GU swim coach Larry Curran (right). Jana Kiefer (middle) is recognized on senior day.

WASHINGTON - Senior Jana Kiefer (Leander, Texas) saved her best for last. Gallaudet University's lone senior on the women's swimming and diving team posted career best times on Senior Day here Saturday in the Field House pool.

Gallaudet (2-7) lost the dual meet to Elizabethtown College, 201-38, but that didn't damper Kiefer's day.

The senior started the day with a second-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle (13:34.54). She followed that with third-place finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke (3:23.96) and 200-yard IM (2:55.04). All three times were personal records for Kiefer.

Junior Julia Miller-Notestone (Medford, Ore.) won Gallaudet's lone event as she touched the wall first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:09.48. She placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:28.41) and third in the 500-yard freestyle (6:01.88).

Junior Jessica Monroe (Senoia, Ga.) posted a personal best time in the 200-yard butterly as she finished third with a time of 2:57.70.


  • Monroe was fourth in the 200-yard backstroke (3:02.40) and 100-yard butterfly (1:16.85)
  • Sophomore Alyssa Castillo (Fresno, Calif.) posted career best times in the 200-yard freestyle (3:37.86) and 500-yard freestyle (10:08.97) as she placed fourth and fifth, respectively
  • Castillo took home fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke (2:35.28)
  • GU's 200-yard freestyle relay team of Monroe, Miller-Notestone, Castillo and Kiefer was fourth with a time of 2:21.67
  • The Bison hosted a program record eight dual meets this season


Women's Team                  
Event     Name     Old Time     New Time
50 freestyle     Jessica Monroe     0:31.02     0:30.65
200 IM     Jana Kiefer     2:55.09     2:55.04
200 butterfly     Jessica Monroe     3:12.08     2:57.70
200 breaststroke     Jana Kiefer     3:26.88     3:23.96
200 freestyle     Alyssa Castillo     3:44.44     3:37.86
500 freestyle     Alyssa Castillo     10:28.98     10:08.97
1,000 freestyle     Jana Kiefer     13:50.34     13:34.54

This concludes Gallaudet's regular-season schedule. The Bison will next appear at the 2019 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championships on Feb. 15-17 in Cazenovia, N.Y.