November 23, 2013

Diplomats in Second After Day Two

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team remains in first place after day two of the F&M Invitational with 476 points, sitting comfortably ahead of Washington & Lee who is in second with 435 points.  Ramapo and Widener follow with 418.5 and 322.5 points, respectively.

Tim Landon touched first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:19.05, while Patrick Greaney also earned points for the Diplomats and placed third at 4:24.82.

John Zipp picked up a win in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:43.46, while Dennis Chen followed in second place with a time of 1:45.23. In the 50-yard freestyle, Zipp (22.17) and Chen (22.22) placed fifth and sixth, respectively. 

Richard Denton earned a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.66. Denton also finished strong in the 100-yard backstroke and placed sixth at 55.83, while Jack Curry followed in seventh place with a time of 56.21.

In the 200-yard breaststroke, Chris Shannon swam to a third-place finish with a time of 2:17.20, while William Cappuccio placed eighth at 2:21.44.

In the final event of the night, the 800-yard freestyle relay, a team of Chen, Reeves Connolly, Denton, and Zipp took home the victory after finishing with a time of 7:07.62.

The Diplomats wrap up the F&M Invitational tomorrow with finals set for 5:00 p.m. The list of events includes the 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley, and the 400 free relay

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