LANCASTER, Pennsylvania, November 10. HOST Franklin & Marshall College topped visiting Washington College, 112-93, in Centennial Conference men's swimming action in Lancaster, while Washington took the women's meet, 119-86. Senior Colin Soper (Towson, MD/Loyola Blakefield) led Washington with a pair of individual first-place finishes, while junior Megan Morse (Easton, MD/Sts. Peter & Paul) paced the Shorewomen with a pair of individual first-place finishes.
On the men's side, Colin Soper won the 200 freestyle (1:48.83) and the 100 freestyle (49.13). Freshman Justin Morgan (Colonia, NJ/St. Joseph) added a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle (23.19) and junior Alex Thomas (Towson, MD/Calvert Hall) was first in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.52).
Junior Brandon Becker (Jamison, PA/Central Bucks East), Thomas, freshman Dylan Pollock (Savannah, GA/Benedictine Military), and freshman Chris Soper (Towson, MD/Loyola Blakefield) won the 400 medley relay in 3:41.33.
Thomas was second in the 200 individual medley (2:04.09), while Pollack was second in the 500 freestyle (5:11.66).
Individual third-place finishes were recorded by freshman Dan Beadell (Timonium, MD/Loyola Blakefield) in the 1000 freestyle (11:00.82), sophomore Dan Wentzel (Exton, PA/Henderson) in the 200 freestyle (1:55.14) and 500 freestyle (5:11.92), Chris Soper in the 50 freestyle (23.60), Pollack in the 200 butterfly (2:04.85), and Becker in the 200 backstroke (2:10.03).
For the women, Morse won the 200 freestyle (2:00.00) and the 100 freestyle (55.30). Freshman Kathy Gerhart (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville Area) finished second in both the 50 freestyle (25.83) and the 200 butterfly (2:16.78). Her time in the 200 butterfly made her WC's seventh-fastest swimmer ever in that event.
Senior Liz Shoemaker (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) added a second-place finish in the 200 backstroke (2:15.15), while senior Ally Simons (Camp Hill, PA/Cumberland Valley) was second in the 200 individual medley (2:21.53) and sophomore Andrea Cole (Felton, DE/Caesar Rodney) was second in the 200 breaststroke (2:39.00).
Individual third-place finishes were turned in by senior Erin Jones (Crofton, MD/Arundel) in the 1000 freestyle (11:36.09) and the 500 freestyle (5:40.93), freshman Amy Smith (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville Area) in the 200 backstroke (2:19.33), and senior Kelsey Pont (Ellington, CT/Ellington) in the 200 breaststroke (2:44.95).
Gerhart, Liz Shoemaker, freshman Cailin Eisele (Egg Harbor Township, NJ/Egg Harbor Township), and Morse won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:44.43. Gerhart led off that relay with a 55.69 leg, making her WC's fifth-fastest swimmer ever in the 100 freestyle. Liz Shoemaker, freshman Liz Thomas (Towson, MD/Notre Dame Prep), Simons, and senior Caitlin Auger (McLean, VA/McLean) were second in the 400 medley relay in 4:17.01.