Jacobs records three wins, two top 10s

Lexie Jacobs  2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Lexie Jacobs 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall won six of the 10 events to help take a 101-80 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Confence (CC) women's swimming action on Friday.

Lexie Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) led the Green Terror (3-7, 0-5 CC) with three victories, including notching top-five times in both individual wins.

Katie Grant and Krista Hollingsworth paced the Diplomats (5-2, 3-1 CC) with a pair of wins each. Grant touched first in the 100 (56.42 seconds) and 200 (2:00.70) freestyle events while Hollingsworth won the 50 free (25.39) and 200 backstroke (2:13.98).

Jacobs was part of the 200 medley relay, which opened the meet with a 0.12-second victory to stake McDaniel to an 11-6 lead in the meet. Jacobs teamed with Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Caroline Sussman (Washington, D.C./Spring Ridge) to win with a time of 1:58.46.

Jacobs touched first in the 400 IM, ranking fourth all-time with her time of 4:47.94, bettering her previous best by one one-hundredth of a second.

Jacobs was later victorious in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:34.87, which sits fifth on the Green Terror's all-time list.

Sussman rounded out top-10 all-time performers. She swam the leadoff leg of the 200 freestyle relay, joining Kerrin Holmes (Avondale, Pa./Avon Grove), Emily Gross (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion) and Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) for a time of 1:43.73.

Sussman was second in the 500 freestyle, breaking into the program's all-time top-10 with a time of 5:25.10.

Duesterhaus was also second in the 100 free with a time of 57.17 seconds.

Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl (Turlock, Calif./J.H. Pitman) finished second in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:23.09.

Holmes was third in the 50 free (26.20) while Mariel Ramey (Framingham, Mass./Keystone National) was third in the 200 backstroke (2:22.13).

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Bryn Mawr on Saturday, Feb. 2. Meet time is 2 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall 101, McDaniel 80

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – McDaniel A (Kerrie Vanscoy, Lexie Jacobs, Brittney Lenz, Caroline Sussman) 1:58.46; 200 Freestyle – Katie Grant (F) 2:00.70; 50 Free – Krista Hollingsworth (F) 25.39; 400 IM – Lexie Jacobs (M) 4:47.94; 200 Butterfly – Stephanie Brooks (F) 2:18.06; 100 Free – Grant (F) 56.42; 200 Backstroke – Hollingsworth (F) 2:13.98; 500 Freestyle – Alexia Tomlinson (F) 5:23.51; 200 Breaststroke – Jacobs (M) 2:34.87; 200 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Sussman, Kerrin Holmes, Emily Gross, Emma Duesterhaus) 1:43.73.