Women’s Swimming Crushes Dickinson Records at Conferences

The Dickinson women’s swim team was able to capture fourth place in the 2015 Centennial Conference Championships over the weekend, Feb. 20-22, at Gettysburg College, along with many school records.

Elizabeth Smith ‘18, earned a silver in the 200 backstroke. This put her in first place for the school record with a time of 2:09.22.

In addition, Jacqulyn Teller ’17 was also able to secure a school record with her performance in the in the 200 breaststroke, timing in at 2:26.45.

Dickinson’s upperclassmen leaders also had a contributing impact in claiming fourth place in the Centennial Conference Championships. Caroline Brennan ‘15, earned a bronze medal in the 1650 freestyle, finishing with a time of 17:45.32. Brennan also competed in the 200 butterfly in which she finished with a time of 2:12.50, good enough for a seventh place finish.

Caitlin Klockner ‘16, tied her own record for the Dickinson women’s swim team. In the 100 freestyle, Klockner was able to finish with a time of 53.31, which was a strong enough performance to record a bronze medal.

As a team, the Red Devils finished just behind their school record in the 400 free relay led by Emily Houser ‘17, Callie Miles ‘18, Johanna Fleming ‘15, and Klockner. The four-person swim team recorded a time of 3:35.93, giving them a fourth place finish.

In the overall standings, the Red Devils finished out the Centennial Conference Championship in fourth place. Gettysburg College finished just ahead of the Red Devils at third place. Claiming the title came down to Ursinus College and Franklin and Marshall, where Ursinus was able to pull out the victory, repeating as Centennial Conference Champions for the second year in a row.

The Red Devils finished the season with an 8-5 record, which placed them in fifth place in the Centennial Conference. The Red Devils plan on participating in the NCAA National Championships in Shenandoah, Texas on March 18.