October 16, 2010
Bison Open Dual Meet Season Against Eagles, Tribe
The Howard University Swimming and Diving teams traveled to
the University of Mary Washington to take on the host Eagles and
the College of William and Mary Tribe on Saturday afternoon.
On the strength of two very impressive relays and a handful of
commendable individual efforts, the Bison put-up a solid showing
against the Eagles and the Tribe, but were overmatched on the final
scoreboard. The women lost to William and
Mary 192-62 and to Mary Washington 201-55 while the men came
up short to the Tribe, 197-53, and to the Eagles, 197-56.
The Bison saved their best performances for the final
relays. To close the meet, the women's 200 freestyle relay
were dynamic, posting times that overtook the Eagles and finished
third to the Tribe. The Lady Bison relay was comprised
of junior Cachanda Evans (Plainfield, NJ,) freshmen Janai
Ederaine (Corona, CA,) and Ashley Douglas (Missouri City, TX)
and sophomore Chelsea Andrews (Glenside, PA) blitzed
their way to a time of 1:43.07.
The Bison men were very strong, as well. Sprinting past
the Eagles and nearly catching the Tribe, the men's time of 1:29.02
was strung together by freshman Darell Hungerford (Clinton,
MD,) junior Steven Lott (Los Angeles, CA,) senior Damjan
Strbac (Zagreb, Croatia) and sophomore Zadok Isaacs (Cantero
Village, Trinidad and Tobago) good for second overall.
Individually, the women were led by Andrews and her
all-around solid performances in the 100 freestyle and 100
butterfly. The sophomore took down the
field with a 53.73, good for first place against both
teams. Her 59.96 was her career-best in dual
meet competition, and beat all Mary Washington
swimmers. Andrews also competed well in the 1000 freestyle,
placing fourth overall with a time of 11:30.78, her
regular-season best by over three seconds.
Isaacs, Strbac and Hungerford notched
some terrific individual swims, as well. Isaacs 200
backstroke placed him second overall, ahead of all Mary Washington
swimmers, with a time of 2:01.16. Strbac's tremendous 100
freestyle saw him place fourth overall with a 49.71.
Hungerford won his first individual race of his collegiate career,
beating the Eagles and placing second overall in the 100
breaststroke with a time of 1:03.13.
"We started and ended the meet strong," said head coach Matt
Salerno. "We have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks,
but we will use many of these solid swims as a springboard for our
The Bison will return to American University on Saturday,
October 30th, this time to face AU in a dual meet. Diving
will begin at 10AM with the swimming competition commencing at