Franklin & Marshall remains perfect in conference

Franklin & Marshall remains perfect in conference
Abbie Schickler © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Diplomats down McDaniel, 108-62

LANCASTER, Pa. – Krista Hollingsworth won three times to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 108-62 victory over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) women's swimming action on Friday.

The Diplomats (5-4, 4-0 CC) won the first seven events of the meet to secure a victory in their first action in six weeks.

Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) and Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) led the Green Terror (1-4, 1-4 CC) with a pair of individual victories.

Hollingsworth swam the leadoff leg of the 200 medley relay that opened the meet with a victory in a combined time of 1:55.92 before she added individual wins in the 50 free (25.55) and 100 backstroke (1:03.15).

Schickler earned first place in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:42.37 while Duesterhaus won the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:15.62.

McDaniel's 200 freestyle relay team of Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), Rachel Walega (Ambler, Pa./Wissahickon), Suzanne Stettinius (Parkton, Md./Hereford) and Megan Giroux (Damascus, Md./Damascus) was victorious in a time of 1:45.34.

The Green Terror returns to action at home against Elizabethtown on Wednesday. Meet time is 6 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall 108, McDaniel 62

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay – Franklin & Marshall A (Krista Hollingsworth, Lili Shainis, Jackie Behr, Ana Franzluebbers) 1:55.92; 400 IM – Caitlin Fuller (F) 4:50.62; 200 Freestyle – Olivia Hill (F) 1:59.93; 50 Freestyle – Hollingsworth (F) 25.55; 100 Butterfly – Alexia Tomlinson (F) 1:03.75; 100 Freestyle – Rebecca Daen (F) 56.27; 100 Backstroke – Hollingsworth (F) 1:03.15; 500 Freestyle – Abbie Schickler (M) 5:42.37*; 100 Breaststroke – Emma Duesterhaus (M) 1:15.62*; 200 Freestyle Relay – McDaniel A (Brittney Lenz, Rachel Walega, Suzanne Stettinius, Megan Giroux) 1:45.34*.

* Franklin & Marshall swam event as exhibition.