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 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.