Diplomats Pick Up First Win

Diplomats Pick Up First Win

CHESTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team dominated Widener University on Friday night 136-58 in non-conference action to pick up its first win of the season. The Diplomats captured nine of 11 events in the meet to improve their record to 1-2.

John Zipp and Patrick Greaney led the way for F&M, winning two individual events apiece.  Zipp touched the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.34 and won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 48.40.

Greaney placed first in the 200-yard individual medley before winning the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:03.29.  In addition to their individual wins, both swimmers were members of the 400-yard medley relay team that took first with a time of 3:43.86.  Patrick Musselman and Richard Denton filled out the squad.

The Diplomats won five of the first six events of the meet.  Paul Edwards placed first in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:07.76, followed by teammate Brian Rackson who finished second with a time of 11:13.92.

Also winning individual events for F&M was Denton in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 55.66 and Dennis Chen in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:08.76.

In the final race of the night, the Diplomats finished strong with a victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay.  A team of Musselman, Jin Hwang, Chen and Zach Wilt touched the wall with a time of 3:20.27.

F&M returns to the pool tomorrow when it hosts Washington College in Centennial Conference (CC) action.  The meet is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.