Swimming into Spring
by Charlie McGuire, sports information director
April 1, 2010
Carole Dempsey ’11 set a Centennial Conference record, hitting 38 consecutive free throws, including 24 straight to start the 2009-10 season. Photo by James Rasp.
Following another successful fall season, the Red Devils had high expectations for winter sports. The women’s basketball team, in particular, took the challenge to heart, clinching its sixth consecutive Centennial Conference (CC) playoff berth. Brooke Muller ’10 became the ninth player in program history to score 1,000 points, while Carole Dempsey ’11 set a conference record, sinking 38 straight free throws, and Alesha Sisco ’11 recorded six double-doubles.
The men’s basketball team struggled early but played extremely well as the season progressed. The Devils won four out of six games heading into the final week of play. Without any seniors, the team looked to Matt Dolan ’11 to take on a leadership role, averaging 12.7 points, 8.6 rebounds per game and scoring six double-doubles.
The Dickinson men earned the second jewel of the conference triple crown, winning the college’s first CC Indoor Track & Field Championship. The men won their second straight cross country title in the fall. Nick Karwoski ’10 had a record-setting season on the track. He twice snapped the school record in the 5,000 meters, with a time of 14:36.84. He also broke the 3,000-meter record, winning the CC title with a time of 8:33.43. Karwoski, who also was second in the 5,000 meters, was named the Outstanding Track Performer of the Indoor Championships. The Devils swept All-CC honors in the shotput as Anthony Abbate ’10 and Corwyn Gordon ’12 placed first and second, respectively. Greg Smart ’10 captured the CC title in the high jump, while Nate Yancheff ’10 ran to All-CC honors, placing in the distance-medley relay and the 4x400 meters. Sean Denson ’12 earned All-CC honors, placing second in the 400 meters and the 4x400.
The Red Devils placed sixth in the team standings at the CC Championships. Catherine Campbell ’12 earned All-CC honors, finishing second in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Mary Hamilton ’10 was third in the 5,000 meters and fourth in the 3,000.
Ellie Mackintosh ’12 had a strong start for women’s indoor track and field. She twice broke the school pole-vault record, with a final height of 3.20 meters (10 feet, 6 inches).
In swimming, Elizabeth Schroll ’10 defended her conference titles in the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle. She earned All-CC honors in the 200 backstroke as well, placing second. She broke her own school record in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:12.33.
Jessica Hassinger ’11 and Eva Kolstad ’12 joined Schroll as the Devils’ top scorers. Hassinger also had the third-best time in the conference in the 50-yard freestyle.
The Red Devil men set nine school records at this year’s conference championships. Doug Murray ’12 defended his individual title in the 50 freestyle. He broke the school record in the preliminaries with a time of 21.12. Murray earned five All-CC honors and was part of six school records. Andrew Wade ’10 earned All-CC honors in four events, breaking four school records. Ed Barnard ’13 broke school marks in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and in four relays. The Devils set school records in the 200 and 400 medleys, and 200 and 400 freestyle relays.