Men's Swimming Falls to Bloom

Men's Swimming Falls to Bloom

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. - The Dickinson men's swimming program gave a strong effort but fell to Division II Bloomsburg University by a score of 134-79 on Saturday afternoon at the Nelson Field House Pool.

Dickinson earned a fourth-place finish in the first event of the day the 200-yard medley relay thanks to the team of Frederico Colloca-Bianchi, Nolan Chenot, Daulton Kendall, and Cameron McConagha as they posted a time of 1:41.05 to edge out their fellow group of Devils made up of Connor Frederickson, Cooper Kocon, Reid Schattgen, and Daniel Vasquez (1:42.95).

The Devils were the only side to compete in the 1000-yard freestyle with Logan Cort taking the title with a time of 10:17.56. Vasquez finished second at 10:38.34, followed by Andrew Petty (12:27.94).

Schattgen picked up a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle hitting the wall in 1:49.28. Aidan Keillor (1:54.54), Billy Wilkerson (1:55.84), Sam Strieb (2:00.83), Avery Coonin (2:03.74), and Petty (2:19.38) all put forth solid efforts as well. 

The Red and Black occupied spots three through five in the 50-yard freestyle led by Damon St. Prix in third with a 22.40. He was followed by Kendall and Justin Wong with times of 22.64 and 22.74 respectively.

McConagha put up a Top-5 worthy performance in the 200-yard individual medley landing in fourth at 2:04.20. Alex Kanard (2:08.85) and Christopher Burmaster (2:12.77) finished in sixth and seventh.

Dickinson held down two of the Top-3 spots in the 100-yard butterfly with Chenot taking second (56.40), followed by Vasquez just .03 seconds behind him.

St. Prix nabbed the second victory for the Red and Black with a mark of 49.14 in the 100-yard freestyle. Wong took home fifth by hitting the wall in 50.98.

Sunil Surprenant and Patrick Dunn saw some action in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:04.89 and 1:05.59 respectively.

Dickinson had a strong showing in the 500-yard freestyle with Cort taking home second with a mark of 4:59.84, followed by Schattgen (5:06.49) and Keillor (5:15.65). 

McConagha clocked in at 1:01.81 for a third-place result in the 100-yard breaststroke.

The Devils were the only competitors in the 200-yard freestyle relay with the team of Cort, Kendall, St. Prix, and Wong posting a 1:29.15 for the win. Burmaster, Dunn, Kanard, and Surprenant came in second at 1:37.86, while Coonin, Keillor, Petty, and Strieb earned third with a 1:42.26.

Next on the Pool Deck

Dickinson will entertain the University of Scranton Royals at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night in Carlisle.