February 22, 2009

Bullets Shoot Down F&M’s Title Hopes

Session 6 | Complete Results 

Team Championship: Gettysburg | Outstanding Performer: Rachel Glaser, Washington

LANCASTER, Pa. - Gettysburg entered Sunday's portion of the Centennial Conference Championships with a 33.5 point lead on Franklin & Marshall. The Bullets managed to fend off the upstart Diplomats to capture their 12th conference championship.

The Bullets put F&M away for good with a strong showing in the 100-yard freestyle. Gettysburg had four entries in the championship final blew open a lead that proved insurmountable. The Diplomats got within 14.5 points heading into the final event of the championship, but Gettysburg won both the final and the consolation final to finish up with 750.5 points to F&M's 726. Swarthmore took third place with 508 points while Washington took fourth with 468. The fourth place Shorewomen produced the meet's outstanding performer in Rachel Glaser.

Brittany McCabe continued her strong meet with an NCAA B-Cut performance in winning the 200-yard backstroke. McCabe, who posted an automatic qualifier in the 100-yard backstroke last night, hammered out Sunday's distance in 2:05.90, giving her five seconds on the field

F&M first-year, Olivia Hill, started the night earning silver in the 1650-yard freestyle where she posted a 17:54.19. Hill's classmates, Samantha Sweeney and Katherine DeCrosta took silver and bronze in the 200-yard breaststroke with respective times of 2:30.32 and 2:30.69. Sweeney's time was .03 seconds off of the championship mark set by Swarthmore's Stephanie Su.

DeCrosta and McCabe swam to silver in the final event, the 400-yard free relay. They were joined by Jennie Payne and Meghan Karanian in logging a 3:36.71.

Sunday Medal Count

Katherine DeCrosta

Silver - 400 Free Relay

Bronze - 200 Breast

Olivia Hill

Silver - 1650 Free

Meghan Karanian

Silver - 400 Free Relay

Brittany McCabe

Gold - 200 Back

Silver - 400 Free Relay

Jennie Payne

Silver - 400 Free Relay

Samantha Sweeney

Silver - 200 Breast

Cumulative Medal Count

Garland Bartlett

Silver - 800 Free Relay

Laura Bassford

Silver - 400 I.M.

Bronze - 200 I.M., 400 Medley Relay

Katherine DeCrosta

Silver - 200 I.M.,  200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay

Bronze - 200 Free Relay, 200 Breast

Kim Greenfield

Silver - 800 Free Relay

Olivia Hill

Silver - 800 Free Relay, 1650 Free

Bronze - 500 Free

Meghan Karanian

Silver - 800 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay

Bronze - 200 Free Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle

Claire Mansbach

Bronze - 400 I.M.

Brittany McCabe

Gold - 100 Back, 200 Back

Silver - 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay

Bronze - 200 Free Relay, 50 Free, 400 Medley Relay

Jennie Payne

Silver - 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay

Bronze - 200 Free Relay

Samantha Sweeney

Silver - 200 Medley Relay, 200 Breast

Bronze - 400 Medley Relay 

 

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