F&M Second at Yellow Jacket Invitational

F&M Second at Yellow Jacket Invitational

ASHLAND, Va. – At the conclusion of day one of the Yellow Jacket Invitational, hosted by Randolph-Macon College, Franklin & Marshall sits in second place. The Diplomats earned 172 points over the first session, trailing leaders Washington & Lee with 267.

In the 200-yard IM, Melissa Mullin claimed 17 points for F&M by taking second place with a time a 2:11.70. The Diplomats showed their depth as Kellen McDonald took fourth in 2:13.40, Anna Hess earned eighth in 2:14.94, and Michelle Wall finished 12th with a time of 2:17.94.

Mullin, McDonald, and Hess were part of another second-place effort in the 400-yard medley relay, joining Jillian Albus to take silver with a time of 4:00.83.

Albus and Hess also took part in the 200-yard freestyle relay, teaming up with Alyson Campbell and Taylor Mateja to clock a time of 1:42.11 and take sixth place.

Albus put together a strong individual performance in the 50-freestyle, taking third overall in 24.94.

Breann Cavanagh paced F&M in the 500-yard freestyle, coming in sixth in 5:14.92. Grace Pereles followed closely, taking eighth with a time of 5:15.14.

The Diplomats return to action at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow for day two of the Yellow Jacket Invitational. The final session of the invitational is set to begin at 5:00 p.m.