Dickinson boys' swimming & diving back in action on Saturday
The Midgets hosted a three-team meet Saturday afternoon in their first meet of the season.
The Dickinson Midgets boys swim and dive team hopped into the pool for the first time in their 2021-22 campaign Saturday afternoon.
Williston and Bismarck Century joined Dickinson at the the West River Community Center for a meet, providing an early look at how they stack up against fellow WDA teams.
The meet was scored as a dual meet against Century and Williston separately. The Midgets had identical scores against both, losing 100-70 to the Patriots and Coyotes. Century narrowly beat Williston 87-83.
Dickinson collected four first-place finishes. Senior Mason Beck had two of them, coming in the 50 and 100 freestyle. His time of 50.53 in the 100 was nearly two seconds better than the second place finisher, Tyler Jorgenson of Williston, with a 52.37. He was also a part of Dickinson’s 200 freestyle relay that finished first.
Beck anchored the Midgets’ 400 freestyle relay and had the fastest split of anyone in the field by three seconds, clocking a 48.46, around two seconds faster than his individual swim.
The other victory for the Midgets came from senior Dawson Wilson in the 1 meter diving. He easily took the competition with a score of 241.50. Second place also went to Dickinson, courtesy of freshman Davin Haag at 160.85.
The Midgets had five other swims place in the top three. Both of the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays finished third behind Williston and Century’s A relays. Senior Trent Irwin touched the wall in second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:44.02.
Dickinson will have three more meets before the turn of the calendar, beginning with a dual against Mandan at home on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Then they will travel to Bismarck on Saturday, Dec. 18 for an invite, followed by another trip to the state capital on Tuesday, Dec. 21 for a meet against Bismarck Legacy.
Williston 100, Dickinson 70
Century 87, Williston 83
Century 100, Dickinson 70
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS - Top Dickinson finisher in each event
200 Medley Relay - 3rd, Dawson Wilson, Zach Koegl, Trent Irwin, Kadin Barth, 1:56.86; 200 Freestyle - 3rd, Casey Tuhy, 2:04.01; 200 IM - 5th, Irwin, 2:24.02; 50 Freestyle - 1st, Mason Beck, 22.33; 1 meter diving - 1st, Wilson, 241.50; 100 Butterfly - 4th, Wilson, 1:02.01; 100 Freestyle - 1st, Beck, 50.53; 500 Freestyle - 2nd, Irwin, 5:44.02; 200 Freestyle Relay - 1st, Tuhy, Wilson, Detric Coleman, Beck, 1:36.00; 100 Backstroke - 6th, Coleman, 1:07.20; 100 Breaststroke - 3rd, Koegl, 1:14.60; 400 Freestyle Relay - 3rd, Tuhy, Irwin, Coleman, Beck, 3:36.44