LANCASTER, Pa. - The Franklin & Marshall men's swimming team totaled 241 points in the first five events of the F&M Invitational and currently sits in second place following Saturday's first session. In a field of eight teams, the Diplomats trail only Washington & Lee, which compiled 315 points in the opening session. Susquehanna is in third with 137.5 points, followed by St. Mary's (Md.) (121) and Ramapo (99).
David Fell recorded the highest individual finish for F&M, taking second in the 200 IM with a time of 1:58.53 to earn 17 points. Richard Denton touched in 2:00.46 to nab fourth and add 15 points to the Diplomats' total.
In the 200 freestyle relay, Dennis Chen, Patrick Musselman, Jin Hwang and John Zipp grabbed third place with a mark of 1:27.98 for 32 points, while Zach Wilt, William Cappuccio and Ryan Anella garnered 28 points for F&M by taking fifth at 1:29.78.
Chen put together another top-three finish - this time individually - by taking third in the 500 freestyle at 4:49.63. Eliot Scymanski secured fifth for F&M in 4:52.58, narrowly edging out teammate Tim Landon, who finished in sixth at 4:52.63.
Fell later teamed with Cappuccio, Wilt and Chen to secure third in the 400 medley relay. The group finished in 3:36.53, good for 32 points to close out the first session.
Session two of the F&M Invitational is set to begin at 6:00 pm in McGinness Pool.