ALBION, Mich. – Katie Ferrero and Hanna Paoletti scored the top two places in the distance freestyle events and Marisa DeCamp earned a first-place score in 1-meter diving to lead Albion College in its Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association women's swimming & diving dual meet against Hope College inside the Dean Aquatic Center.
Hope took first place in 12 of the 16 events to win the meet, 168-132, but it was Albion's depth that kept the score close.
"It's a testament to how we were in every race," Albion Head Coach Jake Taber said. "We don't have any glaring weaknesses. Our depth did the job, but we couldn't win enough events."
Taber described DeCamp's diving performance as "fantastic". She scored 219.55 in the 1-meter competition and 213.30 in the 3-meter.
Ferrero's winning times in the freestyle events were 11:17.41 in the 1,000 and 5:34.37 in the 500.
McCann and Hope's Sydney Asselin engaged in a spirited race on the anchor of the 200 medley relay to begin the meet. Asselin completed her leg in 24.92, while McCann set a 25.12 split, as Hope (1:51.60) edged Albion (1:52.15) to win the event.
Asselin also edged Albion swimmers in the sprint freestyle events. McCann finished the 50 in 25.74, and Edling the 100 in 55.96.
Next up for Albion is a three-day meet (Nov. 17-19) at the University of Chicago.
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