Men’s Swimming Competed against Gettysburg and Swarthmore

Sammi Werner ’21 , Sports Editor

For the final week of the dual meet season, the Dickinson College men’s swim team performed to the best of their ability against their components in their final two meets. The first was on the road against Gettysburg on Wednesday, Feb. 5, where the men fell 68-136, and in the second, Saturday, Feb. 8 against Swarthmore the men fell as well 97-164 on their Senior Day.  

The first meet against Gettysburg had many strong swims for the Red Devils. To start the meet the 200-medley relay consisting of Graham Novitch ’20, Will Freeman ’20, Benjamin Shoul ’22, and Bjorn Prandtner ’21 placed second. Freeman also found a second-place finish in the 100 Individual Medley. With a time of 54.27, Freeman broke the school record by almost a second that was previously held by alumni Benjamin Shapiro who had set the record in 2019. Logan Cort ’22 secured a first-place finish in the 500 freestyle. The day was ended with another second-place finish by the men in the 200-yard freestyle relay consisting of Novitch, Tyler Catania ’21, Cort, and Reid Schattgen ’23. The men carried the momentum from the middle of the week into the weekend. 

The stage was set for senior day. The stands were packed with parents and students to cheer on the Red Devils for their final home meet of the season and to honor Freeman, Novitch, John Crafa ’20, and Riccardo Millar ’20 on their final dual meet of their college career.  

There were many strong swims that the Red Devils put forth. They began again with a second-place finish in the 200-medley relay consisting of Novitch, Freeman, Shoul, and Damon St. Prix. Freeman had a very strong day posting first place finishes in the 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, and 200-yard Individual Medley. Shoul added a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle, just getting slightly out touched for first place in the 100 butterfly. Although the men did not win, they had promising swims that will hopefully show well at championships. 

The men finished the season with a 6-5 winning record. We wish them luck as they head into the final weeks of their season, including the Centennial Conference Championships meet.