Women Fall in Season Opener
BALTIMORE – Johns Hopkins won nine of the first 10 races before flipping into exhibition mode, handing Franklin & Marshall a 144-107 setback in women's swimming on Saturday. The meet was the season opener for both teams.
After watching the Jays (1-0) take the first two races, Olivia Hill got F&M their first first place points of the season with a sub-two-minute, 200-yard freestyle. Hill posted a 1:59.48 for a 1.15 second win over Kristen Ferriero. Maggie Johns chipped in with third place points in the same event.
Hopkins was fast throughout the day, setting a pair of pool records. Taylor Kitayama logged a 57.68 to set a record in the 100-yard backstroke. The Jays also put up a record time in the 200 Freestyle Relay. Annie Tsay, Alex Ladd, Kylie Ternes and Liz Rodgers posted a 1:39.39.
Rebecca Daen swam a 55.77 in the 100-yard freestyle for second place, 1.54 seconds behind Hopkins' Rodgers. F&M got third place points from Katherine DeCrosta in the 50-yard breaststroke and Wendy Wolff in the 50-yard backstroke.
The Diplomats return to action on November 13, opening the Centennial slate against Swarthmore.