Klockner Sets School Record, Wins Conference 200 IM Title

The Red Devil women are in third place after the first day of competition at the Centennial Conference Championships
Photo by James Rasp

 

 

(Lancaster, Pa.) – The Dickinson College women's swim team is third after the first day of the Centennial Conference Championships while the Red Devil men are currently second.

 

First-year Caitlin Klockner (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxborough Reg.) set the school record in the prelims of the 200 individual medley, then broke her mark in the finals. She clocked a time of 2:10.90 in the morning and captured conference gold with a time of 2:09.84 in the final.

 

Klockner anchored the 400 medley relay to a fourth place finish. They were just off the school record by 23 hundredths of a second, posting a time of 4:06.26. Klockner also anchored the 200 free relay, touching the wall in 1:40.95, just seven-tenths of second off record pace.

 

Sophomore Caroline Brennan (Madison, N.J./Madison) swam the third leg of the 400 medley relay and claimed bronze in the 500 freestyle. She clocked a time of 5:05.93, while junior Carson Gannon (Morristown, N.J./Morristown Beard) placed sixth in the final with a time of 5:10.48.

 

Alex Melchiorre (Voorhees, N.J./Bishop Eustace Prep) led-off the 400 medley, joined the free relay and placed fifth in the 200 individual medley (2:12.26). First-year Clara Russell (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) joined both relays and placed eighth in the 200 individual medley, posting a time of 2:14.36.

 

Competition continues tomorrow and concludes on Sunday night at Franklin & Marshall College.

 

 

Men's Standings-Day 1

Gettysburg – 212

Dickinson – 166

Ursinus – 158

F&M – 151

Wash. Coll. – 127

Swarthmore – 106

McDaniel – 85

 

Women's Standings – Day 1

Ursinus – 195

Gettysburg – 183

Dickinson – 157

F&M – 156

Swarthmore – 138

McDaniel – 105

Bryn Mawr – 65

Wash. Coll. - 61

 

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