Bison drop Friday night tri-meet at York (Pa.) College

Bison drop Friday night tri-meet at York (Pa.) College

YORK, Pa. - The Gallaudet University men's and women's swimming and diving programs dropped a tri-meet Friday night on the campus of York (Pa.) College as the Bison went up against Penn St.-Altoona and the host Spartans.

The Bison women's team (3-12) lost 126-47 against York and 119-48 against Penn St.-Altoona. Gallaudet's men's team (1-11) fell to York, 140-48, and was edged out by 20 points, 91-71, against Penn St.-Altoona. York's men's team defeated Penn St.-Altoona, 120-49, and the Spartan women's team beat the Nittany Lions, 115-57.

Junior Abdiel Davila-Cruz (Orlando, Fla.) won the 100-yard breaststroke with a new personal best time of 1:13.81 taking over a second off his previous best time of 1:15.08. Sophomore Xuan Lin (Fulton, Ill.) was second in the same event as he touched the wall in 1:25.99. Lin set a new personal record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:44.44 as he shaved 20 seconds off his previous best time of 3:04.99. Sophomore Seth Washington (Frederick, Md.) lowered his personal best time in the 50 freestyle with a new mark of 27.68 seconds, down from 29.97, and junior Neal Matthews (Kent Island, Md.) set a personal record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:41.62 as he took three seconds off his previous top mark.

On the women's side, senior Katie Giles (Gaithersburg, Md.) led the way with a third-place finish in the 100 breaststroke as she finished in 1:21.09, just two seconds off the first-place pace. Sophomore Morgane Vincent (Chatenay-Malabry, France) was two spots behind Giles as she set a new personal best time in the event with a time of 1:38.66. She also set a new personal record in the 100 butterfly as she touched the wall in 1:38.15. Freshman Faye Frez-Albrecht (Canton, Conn.) took a second off her previous top time in the 100 breaststroke (1:56.78) and sophomore Taylor Mickelson (Fargo, N.D.) lowered her top time in the 200 freestyle (3:01.20).

This was the final regular-season meet for the men's swimming and diving program as they will now turn their focus to the 2015 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championships, which will be held on Feb. 13-15 at SUNY Cobleskill. The Bison are the defending NEAC champions.

Gallaudet's women's swimming and diving team will host its final home meet of the season on Wednesday, Jan. 21, as the Bison compete against Notre Dame of Maryland University at 6 p.m. in the Field House pool. This will be Senior Day for the Bison women's swimming and diving team.

Gallaudet Personal Records

Men's Team            
Event   Name   New Time   Old Time
50 freestyle   Seth Washington   0:27.68   0:29.97
100 breaststroke   Abdiel Davila-Cruz   1:13.81   1:15.08
200 freestyle   Neal Matthews
  2:41.62   2:44.99
200 freestyle
  Xuan Lin
  2:44.44   3:04.99
Women's Team            
Event   Name   New Time   Old Time
100 breaststroke   Morgane Vincent   1:38.66   1:42.80
100 breaststroke   Faye Frez-Albrecht   1:56.78   1:57.15
100 butterfly   Morgane Vincent   1:38.15   1:38.50
200 freestyle   Taylor Mickelson   3:01.20   3:01.75