Devils Come Up Short Against Diplomats

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

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Dickinson women's swimming battled all afternoon but were unable to overcome the host Franklin & Marshall College as the Diplomats earned a 168-94 victory at the Kunkel Aquatics Center.

Dickinson earned their first win of the afternoon in the third event when Olivia Abbott-Havers earned a two-second win in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.19, beating out F&M's Julie McFadden. Katie Toth also had a strong showing in the event claiming third in 1:59.78.

In the 100-yard backstroke, it would be Sarah Caron who took home the top spot hitting the pad in 1:01.04, edging out Sophie Bergstrom.

Kelly Hester and Maddi Vlattas took home third and fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 1:11.88 and 1:13.89 respectively. Sophie Moyer won the race at 1:08.24.

Abbott-Havers picked up her second victory of the day in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.04, finishing just ahead of Helen Lahmann-Metcalfe at 25.25. Toth took third in 25.34, while Caroline Wasielevski (26.47) and Sasha Arefyev (27.02) both put up solid efforts.

Abbott-Havers then continued her domination of the freestyle events by taking first in the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 54.75 almost two seconds in front of Lahmann-Metcalfe. Hannah Strauss seized third with a mark of 56.31 and Norah Wilson finished fifth at 56.63.

Caron grabbed her second Top-2 result of the day by claiming second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:15.19.

In the 500-yard freestyle, the Devils would take spots three through five thanks to Toth (5:32.97), Emily Carkhuff (5:40.44), and Hadley Starr (5:46.26).

Margot Armstrong (1:03.59) and Izzy Moes (1:06.11) put up strong efforts in the 100-yard butterfly with third and fifth place results.

In the 200-yard freestyle relay the team of Abbott-Havers, Caron, Toth, and Wilson were not quite able to earn the win as their mark of 1:40.67 fell just shy of the F&M time of 1:39.98.

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.