Men's Swimming Claim Sixth at Centennial Championships

Photo by David Sinclair Photography
Photo by David Sinclair Photography

LANCASTER, Pa. - The Dickinson men's swimming team gave a good account of themselves and represented the school well over the last four days to claim sixth-place at the Centennial Conference championships at the Kunkel Aquatic Center on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College.

The Red and White began the night with five swimmers competing in the 1650-yard freestyle. Alexander Kanard was the top Devils taking 12th with a time of 17:00.78. Aidan Keillor and Chris Burmaster occupied 14th and 15th with marks of 17:22.52 and 17:40.58 respectively. Sam Strieb (17th - 17:51.04) and Avery Coonin (18th - 19:02.88) also competed in the event. 

During the 200-yard backstroke, Frederico Colloca-Bianchi clocked in at 1:57.34 for 14th, while Daniel Vasquez landed in 16th by touching the wall in 2:05.56.

Cameron McConagha and Justin Wong saw their first action of the evening session in the 200-yard breaststroke. McConagha came in with a time of 2:10.78 for 13th, with his fellow Devil touching the wall in 2:14.36.

Reid Schattgen claimed victory in the "B" final of the 200-yard butterfly by stopping the clock in 1:56.58, which gave him the ninth-best time in the event overall. 

Dickinson finished up the championships with a sixth-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay as the team of Logan Cort, Kanard, Schattgen, and Wong clocked in at 3:12.16. The other Devil group of Daulton Kendall, Burmaster, Keillor, and McConagha finished in 3:17.59.

The team title went to the Swarthmore College Garnet as they were able to overcome the host Diplomats 889 to 816. Gettysburg took third with 636, followed by Ursinus (366), Washington (353), Dickinson (235), and McDaniel (124).