Red Devil Swimmers Give Richards 500th Career Win!

Photo by Chris Knight
Photo by Chris Knight

(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson Head Swimming Coach Paul Richards recorded his 500th career win on Friday night as the Red Devil women turned back Bryn Mawr College 111-73.

Richards raised his overall mark to 500-319-2, coming to Dickinson in 1994 after stints at Hartwick College and Mary Washington. Since his arrival in Carlisle, the men's and women's programs have accumulated a record of 366-192-1 while also achieving consistently high marks academically.

The Red Devils had a dominant performance on the night. Senior Molly Sternick (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) was a triple-winner, winning the 50-freestyle and the 100-butterfly, and joining the 200-medley relay.

Senior Demetria Ruhl (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) won the 1000-yard freestyle while sophomore Brooke Kelly (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) captured wins in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle events and placed second as the anchor in the 200-medley relay.

First-year Sarah Caron (Chestertown, Md./St. Andrews) led-off the winning medley relay and added a win in the 100-backstroke while Madeline Callahan (Westtown, N.Y./Minisink Valley) led-off the second-place medley-relay and touched the wall first in the 200-individual medley.

The Red Devils went one-two-three in the 50-freestyle with Caroline Wasielevski (Reading, Pa./Berks Catholic) and Samantha Florio (Stamford, Conn./Wilton) coming in second and third. Wasielevski swam the anchor leg of the winning medley relay while Florio added a third-place finish in the 100-freestyle.

First-year Lauren Woznicki (Media, Pa./Penncrest) also joined the winning medley while classmate Caroline Christianson (Olney, Md./Sherwood) claimed second in both the 100 and 200-freestyle events.

The Red Devils had some strong swims to close out the meet, swimming exhibition for the final three events as they improve to 3-1 on the season. They are back in action again tomorrow, traveling to the University of Scranton to face the Royals at 1:00 pm.