Diplomats Third After Day One

Diplomats Third After Day One


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)

Julie McFadden

            50-yard Freestyle – Second – 24.18

Katherine Hirsch

            500-yard Freestyle – Seventh – 5:13.83

Tara Kupsky

            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

Additional Notes

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

Up Next

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.