LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team advanced fifteen swimmers from Saturday's preliminaries into tonight's day two final at the F&M Invitational.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Dennis Chen (22.12) earned a fifth-place spot, while John Zipp (22.15) finished in sixth. In the 400-yard individual medley, Tim Landon touched first with a time of 4:20.61, before Patrick Greaney earned a fourth-place finish at 4:35.29. Richard Denton placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.19.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Zipp touched first with a time of 1:44.58, while Chen placed second with a time of 1:45.78 and Jin Hwang added a seventh place finish at 1:49.43. William Cappuccio placed seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke and advanced with a time of 2:21.42.
Advancing for the Diplomats in the 100-yard backstroke was Denton with a fifth-place finish, Jack Currie who finished in eighth, and Andreas Lair Ferrari who placed 10th. Denton clocked in at 55.56, Curry ended with a time of 55.89, while Ferrari touched the wall at 56.24.
The only timed final for the morning came in the 400-yard medley relay, where F&M placed fourth. A team of Ferrari, Greaney, Denton, and Zipp finished the event with a time of 3:40.28.
Day two of the finals will be held tonight at 6:00 p.m., where champions will be crowned in the 50 freestyle, 400 individual medley, 100 fly, 200 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, and the 800 freestyle relay.