LANCASTER, Pa. – Two strong performances from Melissa Mullin paced Franklin & Marshall women's swimming at Day Two of the F&M Invitational, leading 11 different Diplomat qualifiers at Saturday night's finals to a fourth-place finish entering Sunday. F&M collected 390.5 points by the end of the day, while first-place Delaware totaled 885.
Mullin's first A final was the 400-yard IM, where she touched the wall in 4:39.40 to take fifth place. She was followed in the B final by Rebecca McCain, who placed 14th overall with a mark of 4:52.75.
Mullin was joined in the A final of the 200-yard breaststroke by fellow Diplomat Michelle Wall. Wall clocked a time of 2:29.91 to take seventh, just behind Mullin's time of 2:27.52 in fifth place. Jane Posner posted a time of 2:35.34 to take 15th.
Anna Hess was the final Diplomat to compete in an A final on the night, clocking a time of 59.56 to take seventh place in the 100-yard backstroke. Samantha Hershey competed in the event's C final, taking 24th overall.
Colleen Lawlor competed in a pair of races, with her best finish coming in the 100-yard butterfly where her time of 1:00.09 was good for 14th. She also took 20th in the 50-yard freestyle, an event that saw Erin Fago take 19th.
F&M put together a good showing in the 800-yard freestyle relay, taking eighth with a time of 8:04.01. Caroline Fry joined Pereles, Wagner, and Hirsch to collect 44 points for the Diplomats.
F&M returns to the pool tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. for prelims of the 200-yard IM, 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, and 200-yard butterfly.