November 24, 2013

Diplomats Advance 10 into Finals

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team advanced 10 swimmers from this morning's preliminaries into tonight's finals at the F&M Invitational.

The Diplomats began the day strong when four swimmers earned spots in tonight's 500-yard freestyle final. Alexia Tomlinson placed third with a time of 5:19.72, while Katherine Grantfollowed in fourth at 5:22.11. Leeza Rojas (5:22.87) also qualified for tonight's final, placing fifth, and Mary Ann Robison (5:30.63) advanced to the consolation, finishing 11th.

In the next event, Taylor Mateja earned a spot in the final in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:15.99, while Mia Konstantakos advanced to the consolation at 2:22.79.

Jillian Albus advanced to the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.70. Rebecca Daen (54.83) also qualified and finished fifth in the race, while Charlotte Katter (57.03) advanced to the consolation. 

In the 200-yard butterfly, Maggie Johns placed fourth with a time of 2:16.84. Teammate Tomlinson qualified by placing eighth at 2:23.72, while Nancy Presnick advanced to the consolation for the event with a time of 2:34.89.

Courtney Collins and Caitlyn Fuller advanced to tonight's 200-yard individual medley final. Collins finished fifth with a time of 2:18.53, while Fuller placed sixth at 2:19.04. Jane Posner finished 12th and advanced to the consolation for the event. 

In the only timed final of the morning, a team of Mateja, Erin Smith, Collins, and Rojas placed fifth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:55.99 to earn 28 points toward the Diplomat's final score. Washington & Lee remains in first place with 668 points, while F&M sits in second with 519 points.