Diplomats in First After Day One

Diplomats in First After Day One

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team holds a commanding lead after day one of the F&M Invitational. The Diplomats earned 122 points after two events on Friday night and have a 36-point lead over second-place Washington & Lee University, while Ramapo, Widener, and Kutztown follow respectively. 

In the women's 200-yard freestyle relay, the team of Jillian Albus, Leeza Rojas, Courtney Collins, and Rebecca Daen finished in first place with a time of 1:40.05, barely edging Ramapo who placed second at 1:40.15. Teammates Charlotte Katter, Erin Smith, Mia Konstantakos, and Taylor Mateja placed seventh in the event with a time of 1:44.01.

In the final event of the night, the 1650 freestyle, F&M's Katherine Grant touched the wall first with a time of 17:34.94, which was good for an NCAA "B" cut qualifier. Alexia Tomlinson (17:58.47) finished fourth for the Diplomats.

Maggie Johns and Mary Ann Robison rounded out the top-10 finishers for F&M in the 1650 freestyle. Johs placed fifth with a time of 18:02.84, while Robison finished 10th with a time of 18:57.26. 

The Diplomats continue the F&M Invitational tomorrow with finals set for 6:00 p.m.