Men and Women’s Swimming Tops McDaniel and Washington College

The Dickinson College men and women’s swim team had a successful week of victories within the Centennial Conference.

Sammi Werner ’21 , Sports Editor

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The Dickinson College men and women’s swim teams have had a successful week of In-conference meets facing McDaniel at home Wednesday, Jan. 22 and Washington College on the road Saturday, Jan 25. The men won both meets with scores of 111.5-64.5 and 155-87 respectively. The women had a very similar performance winning both as well putting up scores of 115-68 and 150-107 respectively.

To begin with McDaniel, the men and women each had many individual event winners. The day started with first and second place finishes in the 200-medley relay by both teams. The men’s team who finished first consisted of Graham Novitch ’20, Will Freeman ’20, Ben Shoul ’22, and Damon St. Prix ’22. The next team to reach the wall was made up of Liam Pauli ’21, Cameron McConagha ’22, John Crafa ’20, and Sunil Surprenant ’23. The women found similar success with Sarah Caron ’23, Maddi Vlattas ’22, Demetria Ruhl ’20, and Caroline Wasielevski’23 securing the first-place spot, followed closely by Sammi Werner ’21, Hannah Griffith ’21, Audree Khalishah ’21, and Hadley Starr ’22.

Finishing to the wall first was a common theme for the day with a Dickinson Swimmer finishing first in every event on the men and women’s side. 

The women also finished the wall fast and in the lead. Wasielevski finished first in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Caron topped the competitors in the 100 yard backstroke and joined the 200 free relay at the end of the meet.  

The men and women had a similar meet of success against Washington College. The 200 medley relay from the men and women again secured 11 points with their first place finishes. Caroline Christianson ’23 had an impressive day for the women putting up first place finishes in the 1000 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and 500 freestyle. Logan Cort ’22 for the men had a similar day finishing first second and first in the same events as Christianson. Lauren Woznicki ’20 had a strong 100 breaststroke where she hit the wall fast to out touch the competitors. Tyler Catania ’21 finished first in the 200 butterfly adding points to the final score of the men. 

James Cummings ’20 commented on the day, “Overall it was a great meet by both the men and women’s teams with outstanding swims that shows at the end of the day the hard work we put in the pool every day pays and shows off.” 

Overall, the men and women had strong days and hope to continue this success into the remainder of their dual meet season.  We wish both teams luck as they travel to Franklin & Marshall this upcoming Saturday, Feb. 1 for another In-conference meet where they will put their best line up forward.