Lady Barons Edged Out by Chatham

Lady Barons Edged Out by Chatham

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Franciscan women's swimming and diving team fell to non-conference opponent Chatham, 156-100, Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Barons posted four wins on the day, including three by junior Elizabeth McNulty. Emily Allsteadt provided the fourth win of the day in the always grueling 1650-yard freestyle.

Allsteadt led the entire time in the 1650-free after getting off the blocks with an impressive 34.16 first leg of the race. The junior stayed steady throughout the race and closed it out with a 38.97 final leg to win with a time of 22:14.53, 36 seconds ahead of the next swimmer.

The Lady Barons captured a second-place finish in two of the next three events to help their point total. Freshman Cristina Aramayo was second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:11.21 before Victoria Marshall took second in the 100-yard backstroke after touching the wall at 1:09.85.

McNulty earned her first win of the afternoon with a 2:21.16 finish in the 200-yard butterfly. Emily Wieszcsek sandwiched a piar of second place finishes in the 50-yard free (27.70) and the 100-yard free (1:04.33) around Kristie Kelly's second-place finish in the 1-meter dive. Kelly earned 142.58 points in the event.

Freshman Victoria Marshall took second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:32.72) and Anne Pivarunas was second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 3:23.61.

McNulty earned her second win of the day in the 13th event as she won the 100-yard fly with a time of 1:02.70 and completed her perfect 3-for-3 in individual events with the win in the 200-yard IM. McNulty touched the wall at 2:22.63 to edge out the next closest swimmer, just .17 behind her.

The Lady Barons closed out the meet with a second-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay with a time of 4:18.24.

Franciscan returns to the pool next Saturday as they head to Hiram for a non-conference meet.