Diplomats Nab Second at Invitational

Diplomats Nab Second at Invitational

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall totaled 754 points to nab second place in a field of eight teams at the conclusion of the third and final session of the F&M Invitational in men's swimming action on Sunday at McGinness Pool. Washington & Lee (1022.5) captured the team title, while Ramapo (460) placed third.

Tim Landon notched the only individual victory for the Diplomats in the 1650 freestyle. The sophomore outraced the remainder of the field with a time of 16:32.86. Three other F&M swimmers also put together strong finishes in the 1650, with Max Blum taking fourth in 17:21.42, Brian Rackson in fifth at 17:33.50 and Paul Edwards capturing seventh with a makr of 17:43.50.

In the 200 backstroke, David Fell took second with a time of 1:54.61, while Richard Denton finished eighth in 2:00.71. 

Eliot Scymanski also brought home a second-place finish on the afternoon for the Diplomats in the 200 butterfly, touching in 1:56.88. Scott Rownd earned a fifth-place mark with a time of 2:00.08 and Mason Wash also added to the F&M point total with a seventh-place finish in 2:00.58.

In the 100 freestyle, Dennis Chen raced to a fourth-place finish in 47.68, closely followed by Zach Wilt in fifth at 48.22. John Zipp also registered a top-ten result with a time of 48.82, good for ninth.

William Cappuccio finished fourth in the 200 breastroke in 2:16.22, while Travis Catania grabbed sixth in 2:17.63.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Chen, Fell, Wilt and Zipp captured second with a time of 3:10.66.

F&M returns to the pool on Friday, Jan. 20 at CC foe McDaniel at 6:00 pm.

F&M Invitational Final Men's Standings

1. Washington & Lee - 1022.5
2. Franklin & Marshall - 754
3. Ramapo - 460
4. St. Mary's (Md.) - 381
5. Susquehanna - 363
6. Washington College - 314.5
7. McDaniel - 175
8. King's - 44