Women Takeover First

Women Takeover First

Saturday Finals Results

LANCASTER, Pa. -Despite a second disqualification, the Franklin & Marshall women have seized the lead two-thirds of the way through the 2010 Centennial Conference (CC) Swimming Championships. The Diplomats have an 11-point lead on the defending Champions, Gettysburg, heading into the third and final day of the meet.

Laura Bassford swam the top time in the 400-yard individual medley, but the Diplomat was disqualified for failing to touch with both hands on a turn. F&M lost 17 points instead of 20 on the decision, because Emily Zacherl has posted the second best time, 4:49.25, in the race and took championship gold. F&M has lost 53 points to disqualification. Lauren Seigel gave F&M fourth place points, completing her swim in 4:54.66. Claire Mansbach gave the Diplomats tenth place points.

The Diplomats scored big in the 200-yard freestyle with Rebecca Rice and Ana Franzluebbers claiming Centennial silver. Both touched at 1:58.16. Dickinson's Elizabeth Schroll claimed gold at 1:57.61. F&M's Olivia Hill finished fourth and Garland Bartlett placed sixth to complete the Diplomats' run on points in the race.

Bartlett, Rice, Hill and Franzluebbers worked a silver medal in the 800-yard free relay. The Diplomats' quartet posted a 7:56.41, finishing behind Washington's entry that set a new meet record with an NCAA B-Cut time of 7:51.28.

Krista Hollingsworth placed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke at 1:02.80, .50 seconds off of the bronze pace of Gettysburg's Kayte Demont. Denie Kossuth gave F&M sixth place points. Kasey Christiansen finished 11th overall.

Katherine DeCrosta and Lili Shainis placed fifth and seventh respectively in the 100-yard breaststroke, with Rebecca Citti placing 14th in the consolation final. Lindsey Todd placed eighth in the 100-yard butterfly, with Jackie Behr, Courtney Gregor and Jennie Payne all contributing points in the consolation final.

The Diplomats return to the pool for the final day of competition. Preliminaries are set for 10:00 a.m with the finals set for 6:00 p.m. You can follow all of the action with free live video and real-time updates through GoDiplomats.com.

Saturday's Medals

Garland Bartlett, Silver, 800-Yard Free Relay

Ana Franzluebbers, Silver, 800-Yard Free Relay, 200-Yard Freestyle

Olivia Hill, Silver, 800-Yard Free Relay

Rebecca Rice, Silver - 200-Yard Freestyle, 800-Yard Free Relay

Emily Zacherl, Gold - 400-Yard Individual Medley

Cumulative Medal Count

Garland Bartlett - Silver, 800-Yard Free Relay Bronze, 500-Yard Freestyle

Katherine DeCrosta - Silver, 200-Yard Individual Medley; Bronze, 400-Yard Medley Relay

Ana Franzluebbers - Silver, 800-Yard Free Relay, 200-Yard Freestyle; Bronze, 400-Yard Medley Relay

Olivia Hill - Silver, 500-Yard Freestyle, 800-Yard Free Relay; Bronze, 400-Yard Medley Relay

Krista Hollingsworth - Bronze, 400-Yard Medley Relay

Rebecca Rice, Silver - 200-Yard Freestyle, 800-Yard Free Relay

Emily Zacherl, Gold - 400-Yard Individual Medley

Cumulative NCAA B-Cuts

OIivia Hill, 500-Yard Freestyle (5:08.24)