Franklin & Marshall downs McDaniel

LANCASTER, Pa. – Olivia Hill won three events to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 125-54 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s swimming action on Friday.

            The Diplomats (6-4, 5-0 CC) won the first eight events to down the Green Terror (0-7, 0-5 CC) to remain undefeated in conference action.
            On the men’s side, Franklin & Marshall (4-5, 4-0 CC) downed McDaniel (2-5, 0-5 CC) by a 119-46 margin behind wins in the first eight events.
            Hill won the 200 free (2:02.61), 500 free (5:21.38) and 100 butterfly (1:02.87). Brittany McCabe was also a triple winner for the Diplomats, including individual victories in the 50 free (25.40) and 100 backstroke (59.45) while Jennie Payne was a double winner with a individual win coming in the 100 free (55.92).
            Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon) earned the victory in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.17 for the Green Terror’s lone individual win.
            Tom Grabiak and Matt Jaffee recorded two-win outings for the Franklin & Marshall men. The duo was part of the 200 medley relay before winning the 200 free (1:49.95) and 100 free (49.19), respectively.
            James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) was victorious in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.51) for the lone McDaniel win.
            The Green Terror returns to action at home against Bryn Mawr on Saturday. Meet time is 1 p.m.
 
Men: Franklin & Marshall 119, McDaniel 46
 
Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – Franklin & Marshall A (Matt Jaffee, Tom Grabiak, David Apple, Matt Woods) 1:40.31; 200 Free – Grabiak (F) 1:49.95; 50 Free – Peter Fishler (F) 22.35; 400 IM – Greg Mackinnon (F) 4:27.23, 100 Butterfly – Mason Wash (F) 56.34; 100 Free – Jaffee (F) 49.19; 100 Back – Woods (F) 54.83; 500 Free – Conor Finnegan (F) 5:03.75; 100 Breaststroke – James Eu (M) 1:05.51*; 200 Free Relay – Franklin & Marshall A (Woods, John Kelly, Apple, Fishler) 1:30.61^
 
Women: Franklin & Marshall 125, McDaniel 54
 
Event Winners:200 Medley Relay – Franklin & Marshall A (Brittany McCabe, Samantha Sweeney, Jennie Payne, Katherine DeCrosta) 1:55.10; 200 Free – Olivia Hill (F) 2:02.61; 50 Free – McCabe (F) 25.40; 400 IM – Laura Bassford (F) 4:50.19, 100 Butterfly – Hill (F) 1:02.87; 100 Free – Payne (F) 55.92; 100 Back – McCabe (F) 59.45; 500 Free – Hill (F) 5:21.38; 100 Breaststroke – Rachel Walega (M) 1:13.17*; 200 Free Relay – McDaniel A (Suzanne Stettinius, Katie Dorian, Alyssa Romasco, Walega) 1:48.01*
 
* Franklin & Marshall swam event as exhibition; ^ Both teams swam event as exhibition.
 
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