LANCASTER, Pa. - Katherine Grant set new school records in the 1000 and 1650 freestyles as the Franklin & Marshall women's swimming team defeated Ursinus, 121-84, in Centennial Conference action on Saturday afternoon. The Diplomats have now won four straight and move to 5-2 overall and 5-0 in the CC, while the Bears fall to 4-4 overall and 1-1 CC.
F&M took first place in seven of the 11 events on the afternoon to take down the visiting Bears and remain unblemished in CC action.
Grant then broke the F&M school marks in both the 1000 (10:31.92) and the 1650 (17:30.13) freestyles en route to victory in the 1650. Olivia Hill, who previously held the record in the 1650, secured second in the race with a time of 18:07.57, while Garland Bartlett completed the top-three sweep for the Diplomats at 18:44.11.
Katherine DeCrosta also posted an impressive day for the Diplomats with two individual first-place finishes in the 200 IM (2:16.62) and 100 breastroke (1:11.92), while also teaming with Ana Franzluebbers, Charlotte Katter and Grant to secure top honors in the 200 freestyle relay.
Along with DeCrosta's top finish in the 100 breastroke, Werner (2nd/1:13.35) and Rebecca Citti (3rd/1:14.06) also delivered top-three placings. Kasey Christiansen joined DeCrosta in the top-three in the 200 IM with a third-place finish at 2:22.86.
Hollingsworth also registered a top placing on the afternoon for F&M, grabbing first in the 100 freestyle in 55.62, with Grant taking third in 57.19. Hollingworth also finished second in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.52, with Maggie Johns close behind in third at 2:01.49. Behr secured second in the 50 freestyle with a time of 25.89.
Johns was victorious in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:21.52, while Hill took second in 5:29.19. Johns also placed second in the 200 butterfly in 1:04.00.
In the 100 backstroke, Fuller nabbed first with a time of 1:03.98.
The Diplomats return to the pool next Saturday, Jan. 28 as they host CC foe Dickinson at 1:00 pm.