CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Franklin & Marshall rode nine first-place finishes to defeat Washington College 155.5-87.5 on Saturday night in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming. The meet, the first of the year for both squads, moved the Diplomats to 1-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference while the Shorewomen fell to 0-1 and 0-1.
Freshman Anna Hess had a big day for the Diplomats, earning top honors in three different individual events and another in relays. Her time of 1:02.05 was first in the 100-yard backstroke, while her time of 2:14.16 was first in the 200-yard backstroke. Her third individual victory came in the 200-yard IM. The team of Kellen McDonald, Melissa Mullin, Jillian Albus, and Hess also took gold in the 200-yard medley relay.
Becca Meyers took two firsts of her own, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 5:21.63 and the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.19.
Mullin also claimed multiple crowns, winning the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:32.37 and adding a second-place finish in 100-yardbreaststroke (1:09.89).
McDonald added to her winnings as well with a victory in the 200-yard butterfly at 2:15.33 before taking third in the 200-yard IM at 2:19.81.
Albus rounded out her day by winning the 50-yard freestyle in 25.63.
The Diplomats return to action Saturday, hosting Bryn Mawr at 12:00 p.m. before taking on Swarthmore at 4:00 p.m.