Diplomats Have a Hoot in Centennial Opener
LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women won eight of the 11 races swam during a 140-64 defeat of Bryn Mawr. The Diplomats draw even on the season at 1-1 and open the conference season 1-0. The Owls dropped to 0-2 (0-1 CC).
Six different Diplomats registered wins in individual races and F&M took the relays at both ends of the program. A first-year foursome captured the first relay. Kasey Christiansen, Lili Shainis, Courtney Gregor and Ana Franzluebbers turned in a 1:58.97 in the 200-yard medley relay to start the night. Shainis took the 100-yard breaststroke logging a 1:13.54. She touched nearly 2.5 seconds ahead of the Owls' Zoe Guastella.
Guastella was one of three Bryn Mawr swimmers to capture a race, winning the 200-yard individual medley.
Ayse Ergin, Krista Hollingsworth, Katherine DeCrosta, and Zeynep Ergin combined for a 1:43.43 in winning the 200-yard free relay. Zeynep Ergin and DeCrosta went one-two in the 100-yard backstroke. Ayse Ergin narrowly defeated Bryn Mawr's Meredith Davis in the 50-yard free. Ergin's time of 25.89 was .07 seconds faster than Davis' mark. Davis won the 100-yard free for the Owls.
Garland Bartlett, Laura Bassford, and Olivia Hill each won a race for F&M. Bassford held 20 seconds on the field in the 1,000-yard free, while Bartlett edged out BMC's Kelsey Power by .07 seconds in the 100- fly. Hill defeated Cea Weaver by .66 seconds in the 200 free.
Both the men and women return to action next Friday night at The College of New Jersey.