LANCASTER, Pa. – A solid team performance rounded off the 2016-17 Franklin & Marshall men's swimming season at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships, where the Diplomats finished fourth.
F&M earned six medals, four individual and two in relays, on the way to 492 points and fourth place at the conference championships. Daniel Sanders '19 notched the highest individual finish for the Diplomats, storming to second place in the 100-yard butterfly, where he was followed by Eric Dietrich-Peterson '20 in third. Sanders and Dietrich-Peterson also joined Timothy Gould '19 and Eric Lang '18 in the 400-yard medley relay to again take silver.
That same foursome teamed up again in the 200-yard medley relay, taking bronze. Dietrich-Peterson added another bronze individual finish in the 200-yard butterfly, and Gould rounded out the F&M medal haul by taking third in the 100-yard backstroke.
Strong efforts at the F&M Invitational (Nov. 18-20) and the Randolph-Macon Invite (Dec. 3-4) closed out the 2016 calendar year on a high note. At the F&M Invitational, several Diplomats notched top-10 performances on the way to a fourth-place finish out of 11 teams. Gould's victory in the 200-yard backstroke paced F&M at Randolph-Macon's Yellow Jacket Invitational, where the Diplomats took third out of 10 teams.
F&M carried that momentum into the new year, tallying victories over Susquehanna (174-88) and McDaniel (98-80) in the first two dual meets of 2017.