Diplomats Remain in First After Day Two

Diplomats Remain in First After Day Two

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team remains in first place after day two of the F&M Invitational with 485.5 points, sitting comfortably ahead of Washington College who is second with 303 points.

John Zipp picked up a win in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 1:42.49. Teammate Jake Reingold placed second in the event with a time of 1:45.55, followed by Dennis Chen who finished fifth with a time of 1:47.93.

Zipp narrowly picked up another win in the 50-yard freestyle, finishing second with a time of 21.75 and only .17 seconds behind first. Teammate Zach Wilt placed fifth with a time of 22.34.

In the 400-yard individual medley, Tim Landon paced the Diplomats with a third-place finish, touching the wall at 4:21.12. Max Blum was the next F&M swimmer to finish, placing seventh with a time of 4:33.69.

Richard Denton led the Diplomats to a second-place finish in the 100-yard fly with a time of 52.70, while Wilt placed fourth with a time of 54.29.

Denton finished strong in the 100-yard backstroke as well, placing third with a time of 55.90. Patrick Musselman was the next Diplomat to touch the wall, finishing in sixth with a time of 56.30.

The Diplomats wrap up the F&M Invitational tomorrow with finals set for 5:00 p.m. The list of events include the 500 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 200 individual medley and the 400 free relay.