Diplomats Fall to Second

Diplomats Fall to Second

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall added a pair of bronze medals and fell to second place after Saturday's competitions at the Centennial Conference Championship. The Diplomats (406) trail Gettysburg (421.5) heading into the final day of swimming.

Maggie Johns earned a bronze in the 400 IM with a 4:43.38, while teammates Christine Werner (4:50.24, 6th) and Caitlyn Fuller (4:52.94, 7th) placed in the top eight. Lauren Siegel finished 13th with a time of 4:58.63.  F&M's second bronze came in the 100 breaststroke as Katherine DeCrosta swam to a 1:08.69 and Werner finished seventh at 1:10.10. Becca Citti touched at 1:11.83 for a 13th place finish.

The 200 medley relay team of Fuller, Werner, Jackie Behr, and Rebecca Daen took fourth in 1:52.47, while Kasey Christiansen, Citti, Courtney Gregor, and Charlotte Katter finished 12th for F&M at 1:55.63. Swarthmore, McDaniel, and Gettysburg earned medals in the event.

Krista Hollingsworth (1:57.00) and Katie Grant (1:59.51) placed in the top eight in the 200 free taking fourth and eighth. Daen took 10th at 1:59.24 and Garland Bartlett finished 16th with a time of 2:01.91. Behr took 11th in the 100 butterfly at 1:01.57.

Fuller placed in the top eight in the 100 backstroke taking seventh at 1:02.73, while Christiansen came in 13th swimming to a 1:03.90.

Grant, Johns, DeCrosta, and Hollingsworth teamed up in the 800 free relay to take fifth with a time of 7:57.69 and the team of Olivia Hill, Ana Franzluebbers, Alexia Tomlinson, and Bartlett took 11th at 8:07.12.

Ursinus (374), Swarthmore (358), and Dickinson (333) round out the top five in the team race.

Swimming resumes Sunday at 10 a.m.

Medal Count

Krista Hollingsworth – gold; 200 free relay

Katherine DeCrosta – gold: 200 free relay; bronze: 100 breaststroke

Jackie Behr – gold; 200 free relay

Rebecca Daen – gold; 200 free relay

Katie Grant – silver; 500 free

Maggie Johns – bronze; 400 IM