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.

Dickinson senior Trent Irwin swimming in the 500 freestyle on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the West River Community Center in Dickinson. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)
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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.

Dickinson senior senior Zach Koegl swimming in the 100 breaststroke on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the West River Community Center in Dickinson. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

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 senior Detric Coleman dives in for his leg of the 400 freestyle relay on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the West River Community Center in Dickinson. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)


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


Dickinson senior Detric Coleman (left) fist-bumps with his competitor before the 100 backstroke on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the West River Community Center in Dickinson. (Race Archibald / The Dickinson Press)

Race Archibald is a Green Bay, Wisconsin native and graduate of Eastern Illinois University. From a young age he loved watching, competing and talking about sports — a passion that lead him to participate in nearly every sport available growing up. Swimming would be his bread and butter, and Archibald continued his athletic career at the Division I level where he earned a degree in journalism. Today he leads a team focused on providing the very best coverage of southwest North Dakota sports.
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