LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall women's swimming rounded out the 2016-17 season by hosting the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships from Feb. 17-19, finishing in fifth place at the event.
At the championships, F&M totaled 405 points over three days of action. Caroline Fry '20 posted the highest finish at the championships for the Diplomats, working her way into second place in the 1650-yard freestyle. She was followed in the event by Grace Pereles '19, who took fourth. Melissa Mullin '18 reaffirmed her place as one of the conference's top competitors in the individual medley events, taking third in the 400-yard IM.
The Diplomats started the season with a pair of conference victories, beginning with a 134-128 win over Washington on Oct. 29 courtesy of two individual victories each from Anna Hess '19 and Katherine Hirsch '20. F&M followed up the season-opening victory by dropping Bryn Mawr 209.5-46.5 on Nov. 5.
November competition came to a close as the Diplomats hosted the F&M Invitational from Nov. 18-20. Numerous top-five performances propelled F&M to a fourth-place finish among 11 teams. Hess' victory in the 200-yard backstroke led the Diplomats at Randolph-Macon's Yellow Jacket Invitational from Dec. 3-4, as F&M took third out of 11 teams.