CC Championships Coming to Lancaster

CC Championships Coming to Lancaster

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall men's swimming is set to host the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships this weekend, beginning with the first of six sessions on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. Preliminary heats will be conducted during the morning sessions, followed by finals in the evening, with the last session scheduled for Sunday night. The Diplomats are seeking a ninth team championship and their first since 2010.

Championship History

Only Gettysburg and F&M have won team titles in the conference's 22 years of history, with the Bullets collecting 14 and the Diplomats eight. Gettysburg has won the last six titles, dating back to F&M's 2010 triumph.

Last year, the Bullets tallied 689 points to win the team championship, followed by Swarthmore (second, 602.5), Washington (third, 559.5), and F&M (fourth, 467.5).

Medal Hunt

Eric Dietrich-Peterson looks to make a splash in his first CC Championships as he enters the weekend seeded in the top 10 of three different events. The freshman comes into the 100-yard butterfly as the top seed, as his time of 50.79 is the fastest in the conference this season. Eric Lang is seeded eighth in the event at 4:18.92, while Maxwell Lyons is 11th with a mark of 4:22.19.

Dietrich-Peterson again leads the F&M competitors in the 50-yard freestyle, as his time of 21.93 is good for ninth. Daniel Sanders is seeded in the next slot, 10th, with his time of 21.99. In the 200-yard butterfly, Dietrich-Peterson comes in at sixth (1:58.92), just behind fellow freshman Jonathon Sinton. A strong back half of the season saw Sinton jump up to the fourth seed in the event with a time of 1:58.29, followed by Cody Kalinowski (ninth, 1:59.93) and Richard Perry (11th, 2:00.21).

Sinton appears to hold F&M's best chance in the 400-yard IM as well, coming in as the third seed with a time of 4:15.12. However, he faces strong competition from within his own team, including last year's gold medalist in the event Eric Lang (eighth, 4:18.92) and Lyons (11th, 4:22.19). Lang and Sinton switch positions in the 200-yard IM, with Lang holding the upper hand as the four seed with a time of 1:58.36. Sinton is seeded eighth with a qualification time of 1:59.76.

Timothy Gould enters the weekend squarely in the medal hunt in the backstroke events. In the 200-yard backstroke, Gould's time of 1:56.49 is good for the fourth seed, while Lyons enters as the sixth seed (1:58.51) and Jack Currie is seeded eighth (1:59.13). Gould and Currie will compete for hardware in the 100 as well, with Gould coming in as the seventh seed at 53.73 and Currie as the eighth seed with a time of 54.01.

Richard Perry leads the distance crew for F&M, as his time of 4:51.06 makes him the eighth seed in the 500-yard freestyle. Ryan Caffrey heads the Diplomat effort in the 100-yard butterfly, entering as the ninth seed with a qualifying time of 1:00.66.

Order of Events

Day One Preliminaries | Friday, Feb. 17 | 11:00 a.m.

3/4          500-yard Freestyle

5/6          200-yard Individual Medley

7/8          50-yard Freestyle

Day One Finals | Friday, Feb. 17 | 7:00 p.m.

1/2          200-yard Freestyle Relay

3/4          500-yard Freestyle

5/6          200-yard Individual Medley

7/8          50-yard Freestyle

20 Minute Break

9/10        400-yard Medley Relay

Day Two Preliminaries | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 10:00 a.m.

13/14       400-yard Individual Medley

15/16       100-yard Butterfly

17/18       200-yard Freestyle

19/20       100-yard Breaststroke

21/22       100-yard Backstroke

Day Two Finals | Saturday, Feb. 18 | 6:00 p.m.

11/12       200-yard Medley Relay

13/14       400-yard Individual Medley

15/16       100-yard Butterfly

17/18       200-yard Freestyle

19/20       100-yard Breaststroke

21/22       100-yard Backstroke

20 Minute Break

23/24       800-yard Freestyle Relay

Day Three Preliminaries | Sunday, Feb. 19 | 10:00 a.m.

27/28       200-yard Backstroke

29/30       100-yard Freestyle

31/32       200-yard Breaststroke

33/34       200-yard Butterfly

20 Minute Break

25/26       1,650-yard Freestyle (timed final)*

Day Three Finals | Sunday, Feb. 19 | 6:00 p.m.

25/26       1,650-yard Freestyle (timed final)*

27/28       200-yard Backstroke

29/30       100-yard Freestyle

31/32       200-yard Breaststroke

33/34       200-yard Butterfly

20 Minute Break

35/36       400-yard Freestyle Relay

* - All heats of the 1,650-yard freestyle, except the final heat, will be contested at the conclusion of the preliminary session.  The heats will be swum fastest to slowest, alternating women and men.  The fastest heat of the event will be contested in the Finals.