Women's Swimming Take Fourth at Bullets Invite

Women's Swimming Take Fourth at Bullets Invite

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - After putting up a strong showing on Friday night the Dickinson women's swimming team earned a fourth-place finish as a team after the completion of the final day of the Gettysburg College Invitational at Bullets Pool.

Morning Session

Dickinson began the day with the team of Olivia Abbott-Havers, Sarah Caron, Kelly Hester, and Margaux Reyna taking sixth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.86. They also claimed tenth thanks to a time of 1:54.37 from Sarah McHenry, Hannah Strauss, Maddi Vlattas, and Norah Wilson.

Emily Carkhuff was the only member of the Red and Black to compete in the 400-yard individual medley earning a ninth-place result hitting the pad in 4:52.39.

Hadley Starr used a time of 1:01.11 to take 11th in the 100-yard butterfly with Reyna coming in 14th with a mark of 1:01.89.

Abbott-Havers earned the Devils first individual Top-5 finish of the day finishing fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.16). Katie Toth also landed inside the Top-10 with a mark of 2:00.30 good for ninth.

The duo of Vlattas and Hester seized 15th and 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke with times of 1:12.07 and 1:12.47 respectively.

Caron picked up the first Top-3 for Dickinson claiming second in the 100-yard backstroke touching the wall in 58.99. Caroline Christianson was the only other Devil in the Top-15 thanks to a time of 1:02.37.

The final event of the session saw the team of Abbott-Havers, Carkhuff, Christianson, and Toth taking fourth in the 800-yard freestyle relay clocking in at 8:08.23. 

Evening Session

The Devils got a tenth-place result from Christianson in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:42.86. Carkhuff ended up in 13th hitting the wall in 18:53.03.  

Caron posted another strong individual finish with a fourth-place result in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:09.97. McHenry claimed 14th hitting the wall in 2:19.91.

Abbott-Havers earned a sixth-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle clocking in at 53.66. Toth took an 11th-place result after finishing the event in 54.80, followed by Strauss (55.52) and Wilson (55.69).

Sophie Laclef and Vlattas claimed ninth as well as tenth in the 200-yard breaststroke with times of 2:33.77 and 2:34.20 respectively. Hester (2:35.36) and Izzy Moes (2:43.37) both earned Top-20 finishes. 

Starr (2:20.12) and Reyna (2:27.32) landed inside the Top-20 of the 200-yard butterfly, while Margie Winter came in 21st thanks to a time of 2:30.74.

The team of Abbott-Havers, Caron, Toth, and Wilson clocked in at 3:38.11 for a fifth-place result in the 400-yard freestyle relay, while the other Devils group of Carrington Bowles, Hester, McHenry, and Moes came in 15th hitting the wall in 4:00.87.

Dickinson finished fourth in the team standings with 395 points, behind Ursinus (507), Gettysburg (818), and Swarthmore earned the title with 994.5.  

Next on the Pool Deck

Dickinson will now take a lengthy break for the holidays and will return to action on Saturday, January 15th at 1 p.m. when they visit Bloomsburg University.