Diplomats in Third After Day Two

Diplomats in Third After Day Two

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team sits in third-place with 372 points after day two of the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships. The Diplomats trail Gettysburg in first with 457 points, followed by Ursinus in second with 456.5.

A team of Taylor Mateja, Erin Smith, Courtney Collins, and Jillian Albus earned points for F&M by finishing sixth in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:51.04.

Jillian Albus earned a bronze in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 59.14, while senior Maggie Johns almost captured a bronze medal but had to settle for fourth-place at 4:39.79 in the 400-yard individual medley.

In the 200-yard freestyle, Katherine Grant earned the bronze, touching the wall with a time of 1:54.51, while Rebecca Daen followed in fourth at 1:54.73, and Alexia Tomlinson placed third in the consolations and 11th overall with a time of 1:59.40.

Erin Smith (1:12.39), Jane Posner (1:12.94), and Meghan Hershey (1:13.23) placed 10th, 11th, and 13th respectively in the consolations of the 100-yard breaststroke. In the 100-yard backstroke consolation event, Taylor Mateja touched first and ninth overall at 1:00.68.

In the final event of the night, the 800-yard freestyle relay, a team of Daen, Johns, Tomlinson, and Grant earned silver with a time of 7:47.02.

The CC Championships resume tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. with preliminaries for the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Medal Count

Katherine Grant – gold : 500-yard freestyle

- gold : 200-yard freestyle relay

- silver : 800-yard freestyle relay

- bronze : 200-yard freestyle

Jillian Albus – gold : 50-yard freestyle

 - gold : 200-yard freestyle relay

-  bronze : 100-yard butterfly

Taylor Mateja – gold : 200-yard freestyle relay

Rebecca Daen – gold : 200-yard freestyle relay

 - silver : 800-yard freestyle relay

Maggie Johns – silver : 800-yard freestyle relay

Alexia Tomlinson – silver : 800-yard freestyle relay