Johns Hopkins Wins Gettsyburg; Dickinson Finishes Fourth

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The Dickinson men and women’s swim teams competed in the Gettysburg Invitational over the weekend of Nov.22. Both teams finished in fourth place, facing strong competition in Johns Hopkins University, Gettysburg College and the University of Mary Washington.

For the men’s team, Jason Adams ’14 placed fourth in the 400-medley relay, sixth in the 100 butterfly, and seventh in the 800 and 200 free relay teams. Brandon Gauthier ‘14, Sam Eaton ’17, and Michael Lenker ‘15 finished fifth, sixth, and seventh in the 100 breaststroke. Gauthier, also a member of the 400-medley relay, finished seventh in the 800 and 200 free relay teams. Alex Bennett ’17 and Eaton swam the other two legs of the medley relay. Bennett also augmented the 800 and 200 free relays teams.

For the women’s team, Caroline Brennan ’15 brought home a solid performance for the Red Devils, finishing third in the 500 freestyle, fourth in the 50 freestyle, fifth in the 800 free relay, and eighth in the 200 freestyle. Caitlin Klockner ’14 swam the lead leg of the 800 free relay, placed sixth in the 400 individual relay, eighth in the 50 freestyle, and participated in the 400-medley relay.

Madeleine Stromback ’16 shared her outlook on the season as well as what the teams need to do in order to accomplish their goals. “Hard work really pays off, both in the pool and outside. To be able to be successful you have to put in the effort and train like you race,” said Stromback. “I think our team will be able to do this during our season. We are really excited and working hard every day.”

Johns Hopkins won both the men and women’s meets. Gettysburg men’s team finished second in their home pool. The Red Devils will be traveling to Messiah College on Dec. 3 before having over a month off from competition. They return to the pool on Jan. 7 on their annual trip to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. They will also face McDaniel on Jan. 18, their only other meet over winter break. This will be the men’s first Centennial Conference meet and the women’s second. The women defeated Bryn Mawr earlier in the season.