Men’s Swimming Overpowered by F&M

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Dickinson men's swimming began a busy weekend with a Centennial Conference defeat on the road at rival Franklin & Marshall College falling to the Diplomats by a score of 201-61 on Saturday afternoon at the Kunkel Aquatics Center.

In the first event of the day the 200-yard medley relay the team of Daulton Kendall, Cameron McConagha, Ben Should, and Daniel Vasquez put forth a solid showing placing third with a time of 1:40.42.

The 1000-yard freestyle saw Logan Cort put up a time of 10:29.21 good for fourth, while teammates Alex Kanard (10:42.81) and Billy Wilkerson (10:55.09) claimed sixth and seventh.

Vasquez earned second in the 100-yard backstroke touching the pad in 56.49, with Evan Willertz winning the event in 54.54.

The Devils posted another Top-2 finish in the 200-yard butterfly thanks to Reid Schattgen with a mark of 2:02.99. Chris Burmaster (2:18.81) and Sam Strieb (2:28.52) also competed in the event.

DC had six individuals take part in the 50-yard freestyle with Damon St. Prix leading the group with a time of 22.86. He was followed by Nolan Chenot (22.89), Shoul (22.95), Bjorn Prandtner (23.20), Avery Coonin (25.99), and Andrew Petty (26.36).

Dickinson finally got a winner in the 200-yard backstroke with Vasquez leading the charge clocking in at 1:57.93. Frederico Colloca Bianchi grabbed fourth at 2:08.32, followed by Wilkerson (2:13.86) and Dunn (2:19.35).

McConagha put up a third-place result in the 200-yard breaststroke with a mark of 2:18.82 and was joined in the Top-5 by Justin Wong with a time of 2:23.51.

Vasquez nabbed his second victory of the day in the 200-yard individual medley touching the pad in 2:01.44.

Next in the Pool

The Devils head to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania tomorrow afternoon to take on both Lebanon Valley and Wilkes at the Wilkes-Barre Catholic Youth Center.