Women's Swimming Knocks Off Bryn Mawr and Washington, but Fall to Bullets

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

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Dickinson women's swimming team picked up a pair of wins in their season-opening quad meet knocking off Bryn Mawr (178-83) and Washington College (142-119) but fell to host Gettysburg (149-112) on Saturday afternoon at Bullets Pool.

Dickinson began the day with a fourth-place finish in the first event of the day the 200-yard medley relay with the team of Kelly Hester, Sarah McHenry, Margaux Reyna, and Katie Toth putting up a time of 1:54.24 which was four seconds off the pace of Gettysburg. 

Olivia Abbott-Havers earned the Devils first top-finish of the season posting a time of 1:57.10 to win the 200-yard freestyle holding off the Bullets Mia Yancey by two seconds. Emily Carkhuff came in eighth clocking in at 2:04.63, while Margot Armstrong landed in tenth (2:06.40). 

Sarah Caron came close to nabbing the team's second first-place on the day in the 100-yard backstroke hitting the wall at 1:01.06. However, she could not track down Lindsay Blake of Gettysburg who finished in 59.47.  

In the 100-yard breaststroke, Hester finished third and Sophie Laclef came in seventh with times of 1:10.96 and 1:14.11 respectively. 

Armstrong put up a time of 2:18.20 good for fourth in the 200-yard butterfly, while Sarah Mulcahy landed just outside the Top-5 taking sixth in 2:21.33.

Abbott-Havers racked up another first-place finish as she won the 50-yard freestyle in 24.90, holding off fellow Red Devil Toth in second at 25.15. Norah Wilson also claimed a Top-5 spot hitting the wall at 25.45.

Abbott-Havers continued her strong afternoon by earning a victory in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.54, which knocked off Yancey by over a second. 

Sarah Caron and Caroline Christianson took home fourth and sixth in the 200-yard backstrokes with times of 2:15.17 and 2:17.52.

In the 500-yard freestyle, Carkhuff and Christianson were in a battle with Emma Schultz of Washington College for a Top-3 spot with Schultz ultimately claiming victory in 5:34.24. The two Devils were not far behind with Carkhuff coming in at 5:34.32 and Christianson touching at 5:34.33.

Hannah Strauss claimed Dickinson's final individual Top-5 spot of the afternoon taking fifth in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:19.08. 

The Devils ended the day strong with the first-year team of Abbott-Havers, Strauss, Toth, and Wilson winning the 400-yard freestyle relay by a second over the Shorewomen. 

Full Results

Next on the Pool Deck

Dickinson hosts the Green Terror of McDaniel College on Saturday at 4 p.m. in the Kline Center.