Abbott-Havers and Caron Earn Top-5 Finishes on Day Three of Centennial Championships

Photo by David Sinclair Photography
Photo by David Sinclair Photography

LANCASTER, Pa. - Dickinson women's swimming first-year Olivia Abbott-Havers and junior Sarah Caron each earned Top-5 finishes in individual events as the Red and White competed in day three of the Centennial Conference championships at Franklin & Marshall College on Saturday.

The team of Margot Armstrong, Julia Ciesielka, Kelly Hester, and Hadley Starr began the night with a 14th-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle relay during the "B" final. 

During the 400-yard individual medley, the duo of Emily Carkhuff and Maddi Vlattas swam together for most of the event until Carkhuff edged out her fellow Devil for 12th by touching the wall in 4:49.14. Vlattas was a second off the pace at 4:50.28.

Margaux Reyna and Armstrong competed for the Red and White in the 100-yard butterfly with Armstrong coming in 14th with a mark of 1:00.55, while Reyna came to the wall a second later (1:01.66).

Abbott-Havers was the lone Devil in the 200-yard freestyle and she acquitted herself quite well by taking fourth in 1:54.35. However, she was just over a second away from claiming second as Swarthmore's Georgi Mathews clocked in at 1:53.17. 

Hester competed in the 100-yard breaststroke and stopped the clock at 1:11.72.

The 100-yard backstroke saw four Devils take to the pool with Caron pacing the group taking second with a time of 57.83 to earn a spot on the podium. Her time was just five-tenths of a second off her own school record set in 2019. Erin Szuromi from Swarthmore won the event by stopping the clock at 57.66. The trio of Sarah McHenry (11th - 1:01.59), Caroline Christianson (12th - 1:01.82), and Norah Wilson (14th - 1:02.91) all gave a good account of themselves in the "B" final.

Dickinson maintained their sixth-place spot with 191 points and will try to track down Washington College (246) tomorrow to record a Top-5 team finish. Swarthmore holds a significant lead at the top of the leaderboard with 680.50, while Gettysburg is their closest competitor at 411.

Next on the Pool Deck

The Devils will wrap-up the Centennial Conference championships tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. in Lancaster.