McCabe and Hill Halt Shorewomen
LANCASTER, Pa. – Brittany McCabe won a pair of races and contributed a leg on the winning 400-medley relay team to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 114-74 win over Washington & Centennial Conference (CC) swimming on Friday evening.
The quartet of McCabe, Katherine DeCrosta, Laura Bassford and Jennie Payne combined for a 4:10.60 in the 400-yard medley relay, giving the Diplomats’ (3-2, 3-0 CC) entry almost nine full seconds on the Shorewomen (5-2, 1-2 CC) four.
McCabe went on to pick up wins in the 50-yard freestyle, where she edged out teammate, Meghan Karanian by less than a second, and the 200-yard backstroke, where she coasted to the wall nearly seven seconds ahead of the field. McCabe posted a 25.38 to Karanian’s 26.09 in the 50. She touched at 2:14.68 in the 200 back.
After taking the opening relay, F&M got a second dose of first place points with Olivia Hill posting the first of two wins on the night. She got to the wall 21.72 seconds faster in the 1,000-yard than Washington’s Mary Stroman. Hill clocked an 11:01.22. She also won the 500-yard freestyle touching in 5:20.24, 4.5 seconds ahead of Washington’s Rachel Glasser.
Glasser gave Washington first place points in the 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard butterfly.
DeCrosta won the 200-I.M. for F&M with a 2:17.64. Karanian posted a 56.01 in the 100-yard free for that win.
The Diplomats return to the water tomorrow for a quad-meet with Carnegie Mellon, Rochester, and Washington & Lee.