February 24, 2013

Phillips, Hubbard Break School Mark in 200 Butterfly to Sweep All-CC Honors

 

 

(Lancaster, Pa.) – Dickinson swimmers Cameron Phillips (Woburn, Mass./Phillips Academy Andover) and first-year Theo Hubbard (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mt. Lebanon) battled to a one-two finish in the 200 butterfly, as both broke the school record on Sunday.

 

Hubbard broke the record with a time of 1:56.05 in the prelims. Phillips would set a new mark in the final, winning the title with a time of 1:55.24 to edge Hubbard's time of 1:55.51. The finish gave the Devils both All-Conference honors in the event.

 

Senior Ed Barnard (Springfield, Pa./Haverford School) touched the wall fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.15). He joined the 400 free relay for a third place finish, clocking a time of 3:10.41.

 

Zach Yocum (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest) swam the lead leg with Jason Adams (Kingston, Jamaica/Kent School, Conn.) handling the anchor. Chris Miles (Hartford, Conn./Kingswood Oxford) swam the third leg and also placed fifth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:55.86.

 

For the women, first-year Caitlin Klockner (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Regional) added a pair of bronze medals on Sunday night. She placed third in the 100 freestyle, setting a school record with a time of 53.31. She anchored the 400 free relay to another school record time of 3:35.87.

 

Carson Gannon (Morristown, N.J./Morristown Beard) swam the lead leg, followed by Alex Melchiorre (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep) and Clara Russell (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot). Melchiorre added a third place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:10.51) while Gannon placed sixth in the 100 freestyle (53.84).

 

Sophomore Caroline Brennan (Madison, N.J./Madison) clocked a time of 2:13.05 to claim bronze in the 200 breaststroke.

 

The Devil men tallied 483.5 points to place fourth. Gettysburg captured both the men's and women's team titles. Ursinus placed second with the women just seven points back. Franklin & Marshall placed third on both sides. The Red Devil woman totaled 498 points to finish fourth as well on the weekend.

 

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