Red Devil Women Claim Key Events to Top Garnet

Red Devil Women Claim Key Events to Top Garnet
The Red Devil women's swim team made the most of their strong events to hold off Swarthmore, 104-101, on Saturday
Photo by James Rasp



(Swarthmore, Pa.) – The Dickinson women's swim team capitalized on its strengths to slip past host Swarthmore, 104-101, on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devil men came up short against the Garnet, falling, 111-94.


The Red Devil women dominated the distance events, capturing the top three spots in the 500 and 1000 yard freestyle events. Sophomore Caroline Brennan (Madison, N.J./Madison) led the way in both races, touching the wall in 5:20.16 to capture the 500, and in 10:57.70 to claim the 1000. She added a second place finish in the 200 butterfly as well, clocking a time of 2:16.94.


Sophomores Carla Vazquez-Ramos (Arlington, Va./Yorktown) and Nora Snee (Fall Church, Va./JEB Stuart) finished second and third in the 1000 with times of 11:12.79 and 11:16.88, respectively. Snee also placed third in the 500 (5:34.90), finishing just behind Brennan and junior Carson Gannon (Morristown, N.J./Morristown Beard), who clocked a time of 5:22.80.


Caitlin Klockner (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Regional) posted a pair of second place finishes in the 100 and 200 yard freestyle with times of 54.63 and 1:59.01, respectively. Gannon came in at 2:00.14 seconds to claim third in the 200. Klockner and Gannon swam the first two legs of the 400 free relay, leading the Devils to a key scoring second place finish. Dickinson captured second and third, in both the 400 medley and 400 free relays.


The Red Devils swept the 200 backstroke with a one-two-three showing as well. Junior Natalie LeBlanc (Westport, Conn./Staples) led the way with a time of 2:18.64, followed by Maky Sullivan (South Hadley, Mass./Holyoke Catholic) (2:23.56) and Katie Nirenberg (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) with a time of 2:24.89.


LeBlanc placed third in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:19.82. Sophomore Alex Melchiorre (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace) won the 200 IM, posting a time of 2:18.69, and joined the second place 400 medley relay.


Sophomore Johanna Flemming (Northampton, Mass./Northampton) anchored the second place medley and joined the second place free relay, scoring key points for the Red Devils. First-year Clara Russell (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) anchored the free relay to second place, and also finished second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.83.


The Red Devil women finish the regular season, 9-5 overall and 5-2 in the Centennial Conference. They will next compete at the Centennial Conference Championships at Franklin & Marshall in two weeks.