Diplomats Down Shorewomen

Diplomats Down Shorewomen

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team cruised past Washington College 130-65 on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) swimming action.  The victory improves the Diplomats' record to 3-2, 2-1 CC, while the Shorewomen fall to 1-3, 0-2 CC.

F&M captured eight of the 11 events during the meet with Katherine Grant, Krista Hollingsworth and Maggie Johns winning two individual races apiece.

Grant picked up her first win of the day in the 1000-yard freestyle when she touched the wall first with a time of 10:51.50.  Her second victory came in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:22.28.

Hollingsworth led a pack of F&M swimmers in the 50-yard freestyle, winning the race with a time of 25.38. Teammate Jackie Behr finished second with a time of 25.95 and Kendra Poitier rounded out the top three with a time of 26.54. Hollingsworth was also a member  of the 400-yard medley relay team that placed first with a time of 4:13.03. Taylor Mateja, Rebecca Citti and Courtney Collins rounded out the squad.

Johns picked up her wins in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:02.57 and the 200-yard butterfly with a time 2:16.08.

Also winning an individual race for the Diplomats was Caitlyn Fuller who placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:20.15.

F&M returns to the pool on Nov. 30th when the Diplomats host the F&M Invitational.  The first series of races are set to begin at 10:00 a.m.