Women’s Swimming Stays Perfect in CC

Women’s Swimming Stays Perfect in CC


LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall’s women’s swim team remained perfect in Centennial Conference (CC) competition this season with a 125-54 win over McDaniel Friday night. The Diplomats moved to 6-4 (5-0 CC) on the season, while the Green Terror dropped to 0-7 (0-5 CC).

The Diplomats registered the fastest time in each of the night’s ten races. Olivia Hill was a triple winner with victories in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.87) and the 200 and 500-yard freestyle with respective marks of 2:02.61 and 5:21.38.

Brittany McCabe posted top times in three events as well. She won the 100-yard backstroke with a 59.45, giving her six seconds on the field.  She edged out teammate Meghan Karanian in the 50-yard free by .45 seconds. McCabe clocked a 25.40, while Karanian posted a 25.85.

McCabe started F&M off on the right foot swimming the first leg in the first race of the night for the winning 200-yard medley relay team. Samantha Sweeney, Jenny Payne and Katherine DeCrosta joined McCabe in that race. The group finished in 1:55.10, six seconds in front of F&M’s second-place entry.

Payne went on to win the 100-yard free with a 55.92. DeCrosta followed Payne  to the wall at 57.05. As an exhibition entry after the outcome had been decided, Sweeney swam a 1:12.86 in the 100-yard breaststroke for the top time in that race. Payne, Karanian, Emily Zacherl and Garland Bartlett produced the best mark in the 200-yard free relay with a time of 1:46.68.

The Diplomats will put their unblemished Centennial mark on the line at Dickinson tomorrow afternoon before returning home next Saturday to close out the regular season against Gettysburg. Both the Red Devils and the Bullets are unbeaten in Centennial action so far this season.