Diplomats Take Second at F&M Invitational

Diplomats Take Second at F&M Invitational

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team earned a second-place finish at the F&M Invitational, accumulating 535 points over the course of three days. California University of Pennsylvania placed first with 677 points.

Katherine Grant picked up a win in the first event of the night, dominating the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:06.60. Teammate Maggie Johns followed with a second-place finish in 5:17.29. Alexia Tomlinson rounded out the Diplomat swimmers in the event with an eighth-place finish at 5:30.48.

Taylor Mateja earned a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing the race with a time of 2:16.04. In the following event, Krista Hollingsworth recorded a strong performance in the 100-yard freestyle, placing fourth with a time of 54.52.

In the 200-yard butterfly, Stephanie Brooks led F&M with a fourth-place finish at 2:17.91.

F&M nearly picked up a win in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a team of Hollingsworth, Grant, Johns and Jackie Behr finishing in second with a time of 3:40.42.

The Diplomats return to the pool on Jan. 19 when F&M faces off against. The meet is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.

Women - Team Rankings - Final                   

1. California University of PA   677
2. F&M   535
3. St. Mary's College of Maryland 506
4. Susquehanna   433
5. Kutztown University   419
6. Widener University   363
7. Ramapo College of New Jersey 238
8. McDaniel College   207
9. Washington Coll.   170