Caffrey Wins Gold; Diplomats Third After Day Two of CC Championships

Caffrey Wins Gold; Diplomats Third After Day Two of CC Championships

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall remains in third place with 331 points after day two of the Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming Championships. The host school Gettysburg continues to lead with 545.5 points, while Washington is in second at 423. 

Caffrey's time of 57.33 in the 100-yard breaststroke not only won him gold, but the freshman earned an NCAA B-Cut. Eric Lang also earned points for F&M in the race, finishing in seventh with a time of 58.77.

In the 800-yard freestyle relay, a team of Chen, Caffrey, Denton, and Andreas Lair Ferrari won silver with a time of 7:00.81, while a team of Denton, Lang, Perry, and Caffrey finished fifth in the 200-yard medley relay at 1:37.34. 

Richard Denton placed fifth in the 100-yard butterfly at 52.25, while Richard Perry finished eighth at 52.45 and David Burton finished fourth in the consolation (12th overall) after posting a time of 53.48.

In the consolation of the 200-yard freestyle, Matthew Murphy (1:46.41) and Dennis Chen 1:46.83) finished fourth and fifth respectively, while Patrick Greaney placed seventh in the 400-yard individual medley final with a time of 4:13.62.

The third and final day of the CC Championships begins with preliminaries tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., followed by finals at 6:00 p.m.

Medal Count

Lang - 200-yard individual medley - Silver

Chen, Burton, Murphy, Caffrey - 200-yard freestyle relay - Bronze

Caffrey - 100-yard breaststroke - Gold

Chen, Caffrey, Denton, Ferrari - 800-yard freestyle relay - Silver