WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Dickinson women's swimming team dominated from the word go on Sunday afternoon as the Red Devils romped past both Lebanon Valley College and Wilkes University by scores of 162-40 and 166-16 at the Wilkes-Barre Catholic Youth Center.
The Devils began the day strong as the team of Olivia Abbott-Havers, Sarah Caron, Kelly Hester, and Hannah Strauss won the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:56.02. They were followed by the group of Margot Armstrong, Julia Ciesielka, Katie Toth, and Maddi Vlattas two seconds later. Caroline Christianson, Izzy Moes, Hadley Starr, and Norah Wilson clocked in at 2:02.60 to complete the all Dickinson podium.
Sophie Laclef got into the action in the 1000-yard freestyle taking second in 14:23.95.
Toth (2:04.39), Emily Carkhuff (2:07.78), Vlattas (2:13.44), and Sarah McHenry (2:16.75) dominated the 200-yard freestyle taking places one through four.
Caroline Wasielevski earned her first win of the day in the 50-yard freestyle touching the pad in 26.48. Ciesielka took second with a mark of 26.59, followed by Sasha Arefyev in third at 26.69.
Caron added another first-place result in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:24.11. Carkhuff was just off the pace hitting the wall at 2:24.14.
Starr led the pack in the 100-yard butterfly touching the pad in 1:04.15. Strauss took second (1:07.51) and Vlattas seized third (1:08.61).
Toth got her second individual win of the afternoon in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 56.70. Caron added another Top-2 finish a second later at 57.86. Christianson and Carrington Bowles added times of 59.20 and 1:01.87.
Another full Devils podium came in the 100-yard backstroke with Abbott-Havers picking up the victory in 1:04.62. She was followed by Ciesielka (1:05.22) and Wilson (1:06.83).
Strauss earned a comfortable six-second win in the 500-yard freestyle over teammate Armstrong with times of 5:44.07 and 5:50.45 respectively.
Moes secured the victory in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:15.24, followed by Starr at 1:18.53. Hannah Mulcahy completed the podium in 1:22.28.
The final event saw another Devils win as Abbott-Havers, Arefyev, Hester, and Wilson put up a time of 1:44.76 to win the 200-yard freestyle relay beating out the 1:49.79 mark set by Armstrong, Carkhuff, Christianson, and Wasielevski.
Next in the Pool
The Devils head to local rival Messiah next Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.