LANCASTER, Pa. – Five individual victories were not enough as Franklin & Marshall fell to Gettysburg 160-102 on Saturday afternoon in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming action. The Diplomats fell to 5-3-1, 5-2 CC with the loss while the Bullets improved to 8-1, 6-1 CC.
Becca Meyers had another strong day for F&M, winning three individual freestyle events. The junior began her day in the 1000-yard freestyle, recording a time of 10:44.22 to take first place ahead of Breann Cavanagh in second at 11:03.31. Meyers was right back in the pool moments later for the next scheduled event, the 200-yard freestyle, which she won in 1:57.68. She then finished off her day in the 500-yard freestyle, posting a time of 5:11.95 to win while teammate Grace Pereles took second with a time of 5:21.90.
Kellen McDonald was the next Diplomat to claim individual victory, winning the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:16.33. Pereles again finished as runner-up, touching the wall just .02 after McDonald to take second at 2:16.35.
Anna Hess contributed a pair of strong performances as well, most notably in the 200-yard backstroke in which her time of 2:13.78 was good for first place. The freshman also took second in the 100-yard backstroke, recording a time of 1:01.65.
Jillian Albus added a second-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.44 before taking third in the 100-yard freestyle at 55.64.
Courtney Collins turned in a time of 1:03.36 to take third in the 100-yard backstroke, while Melissa Mullin recorded a pair of bronze finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:31.08) and the 200-yard IM (2:16.50).
F&M returns to action on Saturday, hosting the McGinness Invitational at 11:00 a.m. for the final meet of the regular season.