LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's swimming team finished third out of 11 teams with 225.5 points after the first day of competition at their annual invitational. Washington & Lee leads the group with 427.5 points.
Top Finishes (Individual)
50-yard Freestyle – Second – 24.18
500-yard Freestyle – Seventh – 5:13.83
200-yard IM – Ninth – 2:10.45
Top Finishes (Relay)
200-yard Freestyle Relay (Pavlov, Hirsch, Fago, McFadden) – First – 1:37.83
400-yard Medley Relay (Jonnalagadda, Kupsky, Williamson, McFadden) – Sixth – 4:03.66
McFadden's time of 24.18 in the 50-yard freestyle ties the F&M record. Her and Julia Pavlov hold the 11th and 13th best 50-yard freestyle times in all of Division III after their opening night performances.
Heading into the weekend, the Diplomats had several swimmers with times in the top-50 across Division III:
500-yard Freestyle – 50th – 10:57.88
400-yard Freestyle Relay (Pavlov, McFadden, Hirsch, Kupsky) – 29th – 3:42.09
200-yard Freestyle Relay (Pavlov, McFadden, Hirsch, Kupsky) – 42nd – 1:41.65
200-yard Medley Relay (Jonnalagadda, Blaisure, Williamson, McFadden) – 46th – 1:51.85
The Diplomats are back in the pool tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. for prelims of the 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke, and the finals of the 800-yard medley relay.