December 2, 2012

Jasek-Rysdahl finishes fifth in 200 fly

LANCASTER, Pa. – Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl (Turlock, Calif./J.H. Pitman) recorded McDaniel's top individual finish, placing fifth in the 200 butterfly finals to lead her team to an eighth-place finish at the 2012 Franklin & Marshall Invitational in women's swimming action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror finished with 207 points. Division II California (Pa.) won the nine-team invitational with 677. The host Diplomats were second with 535 points.

Jasek-Rysdahl qualified for the A-finals with a sixth-place showing in the preliminaries of the 200 butterfly, swimming a time of 2:23.69. In the finals, she bettered her time by 0.65 seconds to finish fifth. It also moved her into eighth place on the program's all-time list for the event.

She was also in the B-final of the 100 backstroke, finishing 15th overall with a time of 1:05.36. She was 17th in the prelims with a time of 1:05.24. She just missed the finals in the 100 butterfly, finishing 18th with a time of 1:04.59.

Lexie Jacobs (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford) improved on her best times in both individual medley events. In the 400 IM, she finished seventh in the finals, improving her fifth-place all-time mark by 2.98 seconds with a time of 4:48.37. She was also seventh in the 200 IM with a time of 2:17.57 – 0.17 seconds better than her fifth-place all-time mark. In both events, she qualified eighth before improving her time and place in the finals.

Jenny Grillo (Mt. Airy, Md./T.L.C.I.) was in the B-final of the 400 IM, finishing 14th in a time of 4:58.75. That time ranks seventh all-time in program history.

Caroline Sussman (Washington, D.C./Spring Ridge) was 10th in the 200 free finals after qualifying 12th in the prelims. She turned in a time of 2:00.71, which was 1.61 seconds faster than her prelim time. The time of 2:00.71 is seventh on the all-time list.

Shannon McClellan (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) rounded out the all-time top-10 performances, finishing 14th in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 19:32.44. She now sits ninth on the all-time list.

Three of McDaniel's A relays turned in top-10 times.

The 200 free relay of Emily Gross (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion), Abbie Schickler (Montgomery Village, Md./Covenant Life), Sussman and Emma Duesterhaus (Spartanburg, S.C./Spartanburg Day) led off the invitational with the fifth-place time. The quartet finished seventh in the event with a time of 1:43.19.

Sussman, Schickler and Duesterhaus joined Allison Cannon (Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley) to record the eighth-best time in the 400 free relay at the close of the meet. The group finished eighth with a time of 3:48.24.

The 200 medley relay of Duesterhaus, Schickler, Kerrie Vanscoy (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) and Sussman finished fourth with a time of 1:53.61 – the second-fastest Green Terror time ever.

Vanscoy rounded out the individuals to qualify for the A-final, finishing eighth in the prelims of the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.38. She was also eighth in the finals with a time of 1:04.53.

Duesterhaus just missed the A-final in the event, finishing 10th in the prelims with a time of 1:03.61. In the finals, she came back to swim a time of 1:01.98 to officially place ninth. Her time would have placed her fourth in the A-finals.

Vanscoy was 12th in the qualifying round of the 200 backstroke (2:19.98) before improving to finish ninth in the finals with a time of 2:17.40. She also just missed the finals of the 100 butterfly, finishing 17th with a time of 1:04.42.

Duesterhaus was 16th in the prelims of the 100 free to make it into the B-finals, where she finished 14th with a time of 56.67 seconds. Sussman was 15th in the 100 free finals with a time of 56.89 after qualifying 14th in a time of 56.88.

Schickler was in the B-finals of both breaststroke events. She placed 12th in the 100 (1:12.38) and 14th in the 200 (2:39.24). She swam a faster time in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke, qualifying 10th in a time of 2:37.90.

Grillo finished 16th in the 500 free with a time of 5:36.48 after qualifying 16th (5:33.94).

Kerrin Holmes (Avondale, Pa./Avon Grove) finished 16th in the 50 free with a time of 26.08. She qualified for the B-finals with a 15th-place finish (26.02).

Duesterhaus, Schickler, Vanscoy and Sussman combined to finish 10th in the 400 medley relay (4:17.07) while Jasek-Rysdahl, Jacobs, Brittney Lenz (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Mariel Ramey (Framingham, Mass./Keystone National) were 13th (4:25.77).

The Green Terror returns to action in its home opener against Salisbury on Saturday, Jan. 5. Meet time is 1 p.m.

Team Scores: 1. California (Pa.) 677, 2. Franklin & Marshall 535, 3. St. Mary's (Md.) 506, 4. Susquehanna 433, 5. Kutztown 419, 6. Widener 363, 7. Ramapo 238, 8. McDaniel 207, 9. Washington (Md.) 170.

McDaniel Results: 200 Free Relay: 7. Emily Gross, Abbie Schickler, Caroline Sussman, Emma Duesterhaus 1:43.19; 1,650 Freestyle: 14. Shannon McClellan 19:32.44, 21. Elisa Santoni 20:03.30; 50 Free Prelims: 15q. Kerrin Holmes 26.02, 21. Sussman 26.36, 28. Schickler 26.82, 29. Gross 26.83, 37. Brittney Lenz 27.58, 38. Mariel Ramey 27.67, 43. Meg Protzman 28.37, 46. Kara Kurzawa 28.73, 51. Elyse Hyle 32.04, x-Casey McCole 27.58, x-Casey Gardella 28.07, x-Sarah Blonder 31.56, x-Delaney Firer 34.22; 50 Free Finals: 16. Holmes 26.08; 400 IM Prelims: 8Q. Lexie Jacobs 4:49.57, 14q. Jenny Grillo 5:00.28, 23. Perri Fuhrmann 5:27.65; 400 IM Finals: 7. Jacobs 4:48.37, 14. Grillo 4:58.75; 100 Butterfly Prelims: 17. Kerrie Vanscoy 1:04.42, 18. Leanna Jasek-Rysdahl 1:04.59, 20. Lenz 1:05.71, 28. Gross 1:07.67, 36. Kurzawa 1:13.40;200 Free Prelims: 12q. Sussman 2:02.32, 19. Grillo 2:06.58, 21. Allison Cannon 2:07.52, 26. McClellan 2:09.55, 27. Holmes 2:09.68, x-Gardella 2:18.69; 200 Free Finals: 10. Sussman 2:00.71; 200 Breaststroke Prelims: 10q. Schickler 2:37.90; 200 Breaststroke Finals: 14. Schickler 2:39.24; 100 Backstroke Prelims: 8Q. Vanscoy 1:03.38, 10q. Duesterhaus 1:03.61, 17. Jasek-Rysdahl 1:05.24, 22. Cannon 1:05.81, 23. Santoni 1:06.78, 30. Ramey 1:08.17, 34. Protzman 1:09.86, 40. Hyle 1:21.38; 100 Backstroke Finals: 8. Vanscoy 1:04.53, 9. Duesterhaus 1:01.98, 15. Jasek-Rysdahl 1:05.36; 400 Medley Relay: 10. Duesterhaus, Schickler, Vanscoy, Sussman 4:17.07, 13. Jasek-Rysdahl , Jacobs, Lenz, Ramey 4:25.77; 500 Free Prelims: 16q. Grillo 5:33.94, 22. McClellan 5:40.00, 31. Santoni 5:48.56, x-Gardella 6:21.15; 500 Free Finals: 16. Grillo 5:36.48; 200 Backstroke Prelims: 12q. Vanscoy 2:19.98, 19. Ramey 2:24.96, 23. Protzman 2:30.63; 200 Backstroke Finals: 9. Vanscoy 2:17.40; 100 Free Prelims: 14q. Sussman 56.88, 16q. Duesterhaus 57.28, 22. Gross 58.60, 23. Cannon 58.66, 26. Lenz 59.62, 29. Kurzawa 1:02.76, 32. Hyle 1:09.80, x-McCole 1:01.18, x-Blonder 1:08.14, x-Firer 1:13.31; 100 Free Finals: 14. Duesterhaus 56.67, 15. Sussman 56.89; 100 Breaststroke Prelims: 12q. Schickler 1:12.44, 23. Fuhrmann 1:19.81, x-Blonder 1:23.99; 100 Breaststroke Finals: 12. Schickler 1:12.38; 200 Butterfly Prelims: 6Q. Jasek-Rysdahl 2:23.69; 200 Butterfly Finals: 5. Jasek-Rysdahl 2:23.04; 200 IM Prelims: 8Q. Jacobs 2:18.31, 28. Fuhrmann 2:30.55; 200 IM Finals: 7. Jacobs 2:17.57; 200 Medley Relay: 4. Duesterhaus, Schickler, Vanscoy, Sussman 1:53.61, 14. Ramey, Jacobs, Jasek-Rysdahl, Holmes 2:00.67; 400 Free Relay: 8. Sussman, Cannon, Schickler, Duesterhaus 3:48.24, 14. McClellan, Vanscoy, Gross, Holmes 3:55.43. 

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