Red Devil Men Suffer Setback at Swarthmore

Red Devil Men Suffer Setback at Swarthmore
The Red Devil men suffered just their second conference loss of the season, falling at Swarthmore, 111-94
Photo by James Rasp



(Swarthmore, Pa) – The Dickinson men's swim team came up short in its regular season finale at Swarthmore on Saturday. The Red Devils suffered a 111-94 setback, slipping to 9-3 overall and 5-2 in the Centennial Conference.


The Red Devils had a strong start, winning the 400 medley relay. Sophomore Chris Miles (Hartford, Conn./Kingswood Oxford) led-off the race as Dickinson posted a time of 3:42.28. Miles touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke (2:00.73) and placed third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:51.34.


Senior Ed Barnard (Springfield, Pa./Haverford School) joined the medley relay, and had a triple-win afternoon. He captured the 200 breaststroke (2:17.75), and held off teammate Kevin Chibbaro (North Brunswick, N.J./North Brunswick Twp.) in the 50 freestyle, 22.55-22.76, as they went one-two in the event. Chibbaro raced to the win in the 100 freestyle, clocking a time of 49.63.


First-year Theo Hubbard (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) had another strong outing. He won the 200 butterfly (1:57.33) and placed second in the 1000 freestyle with a time of 10:14.36. Junior Michael Mason (Richmond, Va./Collegiate School) showed well in the distance events, placing second in the 500 (5:04.30) and third in the 1000 (10:27.89).


Cameron Phillips (Woburn, Mass./Phillips Academy Andover) and Zach Yocum (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) rounded out the 400 medley relay and posted third place finishes in the 200 butterfly (2:01.72) and the 200 individual medley (2:04.75), respectively.


The Red Devils are next scheduled to compete at the Centennial Conference Championships, host by Franklin & Marshall in two weeks.