Men’s Swimming Leads After Day One

Men’s Swimming Leads After Day One

Friday Finals Results

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's men's swimmers collected three gold medals through the first five events of the 2010 Centennial Conference (CC) Championships to take a lead into the second day of the three day meet. A sweep of the medals in the 200-yard individual medley built the Diplomats' lead.

Tom Grabiak broke his own record set during this morning's qualifying in capturing the gold in the 200 I.M. Grabiak swam an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:51.97 in this evening's final. Second place went to Matt Jaffee with a B-Cut time of 1:54.14. David Fell took the bronze medal to complete the F&M run on the scoreboard.

Grabiak and Jaffee joined David Apple and Zach Wilt for a B-Cut and meet championship time in the 400-yard medley relay to close the night. The group swam to gold in 3:26.63. Freshman Jake Reingold delivered an NCAA B-Cut mark in the 500-yard freestyle. His 4:38.41 delivered Franklin & Marshall's 11th CC gold medal in the event. Apple and Wilt combined with Tom Bergstrom, and Ken Dautrich to collect a bronze medal in the 200-yard free relay.

Bergstrom, who took bronze in the 50-yard freestyle, put on one of the night's most impressive swims working the anchor leg of the consolation finals in the 400-yard medley relay. The Diplomats trailed Swarthmore's entry by nearly two body lengths heading into the final 100-yards. Bergstrom covered the gap and then some to deliver ninth place points for F&M.

The order of finish in that race matched the order of finish of the top two teams on the night. Franklin & Marshall wrapped up day one with 258 points. Swarthmore is in second with 207. Swimming resumes tomorrow morning with the qualifying session getting underway at 10:00 am.

Men's Medals - Friday

David Apple - Gold, 400-Yard Medley Relay; Bronze, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay

Tom Bergstrom - Bronze, 50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay

Ken Dautrich - Bronze, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay

David Fell - Bronze, 200-Yard Individual Medley

Matt Jaffee - Silver, 200-Yard Individual Medley, 400-Yard Medley Relay

Jake Reingold - Gold, 500-Yard Freestyle

Tom Grabiak - Gold, 200-Yard Individual Medley, 400-Yard Medley Relay

Zach Wilt - Gold - 400-Yard Medley Relay ; Bronze, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay


Tom Grabiak, 200-Yard Individual Medley (1:51.97)


Matt Jaffee, 200-Yard Individual Medley (1:54.14); 100-Yard Backstroke (51.96) 

Jake Reingold, 500-Yard Freestyle (4:38.41)

400-Yard Medley Relay: Jaffee, Grabiak, Apple, Wilt (3:26.63)

Championship Records

Tom Grabiak, 200-Yard Individual Medley (1:51.97)

400-Yard Medley Relay: Jaffee, Grabiak, Apple, Wilt (3:26.63)