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Kylliainen Secures Sixth in 500 Free for R-MC Women's Swimming on Day 1 of YJI

Kata Kylliainen Freestyle
Kata Kylliainen Freestyle

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - Sophomore Kata Kylliainen (Towson, Md./Loch Raven) finished sixth out of 58 swimmers for the Randolph-Macon women's swimming team on Friday afternoon on Day 1 of the Yellow Jacket Invitational at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center.

R-MC is seventh out of 10 in the team standings.

Kylliainen completed the 500 Free in 5:12.99, a top time for the Yellow Jackets this season.

In the first event of the meet, Kylliainen teamed with freshman Lauren McCoy (Dagsboro, Del./Indian River), junior Megan Granger (Midlothian, Va./Manchester) and freshman Kacey Pool (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) to take sixth out of 24 squads in the 200 Free Relay in 1:41.37.

Freshman Abbey Crank (North Chesterfield, Va./James River) finished 13th out of 41 competitors in the 200 IM in a time of 2:18.43, a top time for the Yellow Jackets this season.

In the 50 Free, Pool was 20th out of 88 swimmers in the 50 Free in 25.84, a top time for R-MC this season.

In the day's final event, McCoy and Pool joined freshman Laney Sanchez (Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill) and freshman Zoe Campbell (Annandale, Va./W.T. Woodson) to finish ninth out of 23 teams in the 400 Medley Relay in 4:11.88.

The final two sessions of the 2016 Yellow Jacket Invitational will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3. Session 2 will begin at 9 a.m., while the third session is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

1 Washington & Lee 310
2 Washington College 145
3 Howard 126.5
4 Franklin & Marshall 119
5 Marymount 96
6 Catholic 85
7 Randolph-Macon 72
8 West Virginia Wesleyan 69.5
9 St. Mary's (Md.) 54
10 Bridgewater 8