Diplomats Take Fourth at Invitational

Diplomats Take Fourth at Invitational

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall women's swimming finished off a fourth-place showing out of 13 teams on Sunday night at the F&M Invitational, finishing with a total of 695.5 points. The University of Delaware took the overall team title, collecting 1667 points over the course of the weekend.

Grace Pereles notched the top F&M finish of the night, taking sixth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:11.17. She was joined in the event by Caroline Fry (14th, 5:17.60) and Aubrey Chang (23rd, 5:30.85).

Pereles also paced a horde of Diplomat competitors in the 200-yard butterfly, earning 10th place in 2:12.64. Diane Wagner followed in 17th, accompanied by Allison McCarthy (20th) and Rebecca McCain (21st).

Melissa Mullin led a strong team effort in the 100-yard breaststroke, taking seventh place after clocking a time of 1:07.59. Michelle Wall won the B final with a time of 1:08.64 to take 9th overall, while Erin Smith finished 16th in 1:11.03.

Anna Hess matched Pereles and Mullin in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing in 2:11.08 to take seventh place. She was followed by Samantha Hershey in 22nd and Mia Konstantakos in 24th

Katherine Hirsch took 15th in 55.01 to lead F&M in the 100-yard freestyle, while Hess (18th) and Wall (22nd) represented the Diplomats in the 200-yard IM.

The Diplomats return to action on Friday, Dec. 2 fat day one of the Randolph-Macon Invitational.