Reynolds Shatters Swim Record

Despite strong performances from sophomore Alex Bennet and first-years Mitchell Reynolds and Nick Beard, the Red Devils finished fifth at the Centennial Conference Championships at Gettysburg College this weekend. The hosts Gettysburg took the crown for the fifth straight season. After Friday, Dickinson stood fourth in the standings. The Red Devils started off with a fourth place finish in the 500 freestyle by Bennet followed by Reynolds in fifth. The other strong performance was in the 400 medley relay which featured senior Chris Miles as lead off followed by sophomore Sam Eaton and Cameron Phillips. The relay was anchored by Bennet.

At the Conclusion of the second day, Dickinson was in fifth place. The 200 medley relay team earned a fourth place finish. The team was comprised of Miles, Easton, first-year Allen Belo and once again anchored by Bennet. Miles earned another fourth place finish before the team broke a school record in the 800 free relay. The relay team was led-off by Bennet, Miles and Alan Karickhoff swam the middle lengths, and Reynolds as anchor.

After the third and final day, Dickinson held steady at fifth place. However, the Red Devils had an exciting day as two more school records were broken. Reynolds shattered the 1650 free by 13 seconds, earning him a gold medal. His weekend earned him All-Conference honors. Fellow first-year Nick Beard broke the school record and earned a silver in the 200 breastroke. Other strong performances came from Jake Beley winning the B final of the 200 backstroke while Bennet finished third in the B final of the 100 free.

Dickinson had a solid season, but did not finish where they hoped. However, the team is young and talented and the Red Devils will look to be even more competitive next season.