Diplomats Tame Pride

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall beat Widener 120-83 on Saturday afternoon in non-conference men's swimming action. The win propelled the Diplomats' record to 2-2, while the Pride fell to 2-6.

In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Tim Landon touched the wall first for F&M with a time of 10:31.44. Reeves Connolly followed in second place at 10:38.52, while Paul Edwards finished third with a time of 10:48.09. 

John Zipp placed first in the next men's event, the 200-yard freestyle, at 1:47.68. Richard Denton (1:51.98) and Andreas Lair Ferrari (1:52.33) finished second and third respectively. In the 50-yard freestyle, Dennis Chen placed first at 22.17, while Jin Hwang finished second with a time of 22.76.

The Diplomats took the top-three positions when Patrick Greaney touched first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.55. Jack Currie followed in second at 2:07.19, while William Cappuccio placed third with a time of 2:08.83.

The Diplomats' won their fifth-straight race in the 200-yard butterfly when Denton touched first at 55.10, while Jordan Alter placed second at 57.84.

In the 100-yard freestyle, Chen finished second with a time of 48.11, while Zipp (48.42) and Ian Swindell placed third and fourth respectively. Ferrari touched second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.08, while Currie placed third at 57.55 and Steven Latka finished fourth at 1:01.11.

Landon's second victory of the day came in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:06.73, while Connolly followed in second with a time of 5:07.84. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Cappuccio (1:04.69) placed second and Greaney (1:04.86) finished third.

F&M returns to the pool on Jan. 18 when the Diplomats travel to Susquehanna. The meet is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.