December 4, 2011

Duesterhaus scores in seven events

LANCASTER, Pa. – Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) finished sixth in the 100 backstroke to lead McDaniel to an eighth-place finish at the 2011 Franklin & Marshall Invitational in women's swimming action on Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror amassed 108.5 points at the 10-team invitational, which was won by Division II California (Pa.) with 883.5 points.

Duesterhaus scored points in seven events over the two days, topped by her sixth-place showing in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:01.77. Individually, she was also 10th in the 50 free (25.51 seconds) and 14th in the 200 backstroke (2:19.65) while being a part of four of the five A-relays.

Her 200 backstroke time is seventh all-time on the Green Terror performer list.

She anchored the 200 medley relay that finished seventh with a time of 1:54.90, teaming with Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life) and Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) to place sixth on the all-time list.

The same quartet was 10th in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:15.86, which ranks 10th all-time.

Duesterhaus, Mariel Ramey (Framingham, Mass./Keystone National), Schickler and Casey McCole (Hanover, Pa./South Western) teamed to place 11th in the 200 free relay (1:46.40) and 14th in the 400 free relay (3:57.43).

Schickler added 15th-place finishes in both breaststroke events. She completed the 100 in 1:12.18 and the 200 in 2:39.53. The 200 time puts her seventh on the all-time list.

Lenz finished 16th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.55, which is also seventh all-time.

Vanscoy was 13th overall in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:20.73. She missed scoring in the 200 back by 0.09 seconds, touching in a time of 2:20.73.

Jessica Fry (St. Mary's, Ga./Camden County) finished 10th in the last meet of the weekend – the 1,650 free with a time of 18:37.07. She also missed scoring in the 400 IM by 0.34 seconds, touching in a time of 4:53.97 in 17th place.

The 800 free relay of Fry, Lexie Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), Schickler and Vanscoy combined for a time of 8:30.28 to finish 12th overall and rank 10th on the program's all-time list.

McDaniel returns to action at Dickinson on Jan. 14. Meet time is 2 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. California (Pa.) 883.5, 2. Washington and Lee 625, 3. Franklin & Marshall 542.5, 4. Kutztown 463.5, 5. St. Mary's (Md.) 442, 6. Susquehanna 268.5, 7. Ramapo 173.5, 8. McDaniel 108.5, 9. Washington (Md.) 51, 10. King's 7.

McDaniel Results: 200 Free Relay: 11. Emma Duesterhaus, Mariel Ramey, Abbie Schickler, Casey McCole 1:46.40, 16. Brittney Lenz, Meg Protzman, Kerrie Vanscoy, Monica Parcell 1:50.08; 500 Free: 19. Jessica Fry 5:29.69, 27. Schickler 5:40.73, 31. Vanscoy 5:50.06, 36. Parcell 5:55.61, 43. Anna Pleskunas 6:09.32; 200 IM: 22. Lexie Jacobs 2:22.30, 41. Caitlin Pozmanter 2:38.63; 50 Free: 10. Duesterhaus 25.51, 32. Lenz 26.93, 34. McCole 27.17, 39. Ramey 27.45, 40. Protzman 27.95; 400 Medley Relay: 10. Vanscoy, Schickler, Lenz, Duesterhaus 4:15.86, 16. Pleskunas, Fry, Jacobs, McCole 4:33.59; 200 Medley Relay: 7. Vanscoy, Schickler, Lenz, Duesterhaus 1:54.90, 18. Ramey, Fry, Jacobs, McCole 2:02.85; 400 IM: 17. Fry 4:53.97, 23. Jacobs 5:03.84; 100 Butterfly: 16. Lenz 1:03.55; 200 Free: 24. Ramey 2:11.37, 25. Parcell 2:11.87, 27. McCole 2:14.58; 100 Breaststroke: 15. Schickler 1:12.18, 26. Pozmanter 1:20.97; 100 Backstroke: 6. Duesterhaus 1:01.77, 13. Vanscoy 1:03.18, 27. Pleskunas 1:08.11, 30. Protzman 1:09.33; 800 Free Relay: 12. Fry, Jacobs, Schickler, Vanscoy 8:30.28; 200 Backstroke: 14. Duesterhaus 2:19.65, 17. Vanscoy 2:20.73, 26. Ramey 2:27.81, 28. Pleskunas 2:28.31, 30. Protzman 2:31.07; 100 Free: 28. McCole 1:00.46, 30. Parcell 1:00.79; 200 Breaststroke: 15. Schickler 2:39.53, 20. Jacobs 2:43.38, 28. Pozmanter 2:53.43; 200 Butterfly: 21. Lenz 2:33.07; 400 Free Relay: 14. Duesterhaus, Ramey, Lenz, McCole 3:57.43, 17. Parcell, Pozmanter, Jacobs, Pleskunas 4:05.39; 1650 Free: 10. Fry 18:37.07.

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