HIRAM, OH – In the final meet of the fall semester, the Franciscan women's swimming & diving team picked up a commanding 126-55 win over Hiram, Friday evening.
The Lady Barons picked up six individual wins and a pair of relay wins in 12 events and finished at least second in every event.
Once again, the 200-meter relay team opened the meet with a win for the Lady Barons. Victoria Marshall, Elizabeth Grant, Elizabeth McNulty and Rachel Solomon dominated the pool with a time of 2:19.90. McNulty's leg of 32.64 put Franciscan ahead in the relay for good and Solomon closed out the race with a 31.10 freestyle leg.
Freshman Cristina Aramayo picked up the first individual win for Franciscan in the 200-meter freestyle. Aramayo powered to an impressive 2:27.32 time for the win while Kathrine Racca took second at 3:03.85 and Madison Jennings came in third at 3:04.43.
Freshman Maris Bey picked up her second win in the 50-meter freestyle in as many meets as she edged out a first-place finish with a time of 32.05. Hiram's Sierra Daniels came in second at 33.86 and Mary O'Connor captured third at 34.49.
Junior Elizabeth McNulty dominated the 200-meter butterfly in her only individual race. McNulty touched the wall at 2:34.25, over 36 seconds ahead of the second place swimmer who came in at 3:11.31.
O'Connor and Bey captured first and second in the 100-meter freestyle to pick up 13 points for the Lady Barons. O'Connor narrowly beat Bey with a time of 1:14.27 while Bey touched the wall at 1:14.58.
Marshall picked up her only individual win of the meet with an impressive 2:47.37 in the 200-meter backstroke, 11 seconds faster than her seed time and five seconds ahead of the second place swimmer.
"We gave Victoria a goal time for her 200-back and she never fails to nail what we ask of her," complimented head coach Cassandra Pyle. "She proves over and over again what an assest she is to this team."
The 200-meter freestyle relay team wrapped up the meet with a 19-second win, coming in at 2:12.92. Bey opened the relay with a time of 32.69 in the first 50-meters and Aramayo anchored the race with a time of 31.22 in her 50-meters.
Franciscan will get back in the pool in January as the Lady Barons open the spring semester with their final home meet of the season on January 7 at 1pm.