Diplomats Repeat as F&M Invitational Champs

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team captured the F&M Invitational for the second year in a row on Sunday night. Over the span of three days, the Diplomats recorded 828 points, edging second-place competitor Washington & Lee by 15 points.

In the first event of the evening, four Diplomat swimmers earned points for F&M. Tim Landon finished second with a time of 4:52.14, while Reeves Connolly placed third at 4:53.16. Patrick Meehan (4:56.96) and Jordan Alter (4:57.55) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.

Richard Denton won the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:57.92, while Alter clocked in at 2:06.77 for fifth place. In the 200-yard individual medley, Patrick Greaney finished in third place with a time of 2:01.68 and Jack Currie finished in fourth place at 2:02.68.

Andreas Lair Ferrari finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:59.26, while Curry placed fifth with a time of 2:00.78. In the next event, the 100-yard freestyle, John Zipp touched the wall second with a time of 47.44. Dennis Chen (47.77) followed closely behind for a third-place finish.

In the final event of the night, the 400-yard freestyle relay, a team of Chen, Matthew Murphy, Denton, and Zipp placed third with a time of 3:13.55.

The Diplomats return to the pool on Dec. 7 when F&M faces off against Widener in non-conference action. The meet is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.


Men – Team Rankings – Final

1. Franklin & Marshall 828               

2. Washington & Lee University 813

3. Ramapo College of NJ 762.5

4. Widener University 619.5