Bullets Zip Past Diplomats

Bullets Zip Past Diplomats

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming team returned to the pool on Saturday afternoon for its second meet of the weekend, falling to Gettysburg 182-79. With the loss the Diplomats fell to 3-5, 2-4 CC, while the win took the Bullets to 5-3, 3-3 CC. 

Ryan Caffrey put together a strong day for F&M, winning one individual event and taking second in another. His victory came in the 200-yard IM, clocking a time of 2:00.68 to beat out fellow Diplomat Eric Lang in second at 2:01.78. In the 100-yard breaststroke, Caffrey recorded a time of 1:00.53 to finish as runner-up.

Also reaching the podium twice was Richard Perry, who started his day by winning the 200-yard butterfly in 2:02.30. The sophomore added a third-place finish later on after finishing the 100-yard butterfly in 54.04.

F&M took the second and third spots in the 1000-yard freestyle, led by Patrick Greaney whose time of 10:13.11 was good for second, just .05 seconds behind Gettysburg's Ernie Ribera. Jordan Alter took third in the event, coming in at 10:35.82.

Timothy Gould led the Diplomats in the 200-yard backstroke, taking second with a time of 2:00.80 while Jack Currie finished third at 2:04.71.

Gould, Lang, David Burton, and Daniel Sanders all contributed third-place finishes on the day for F&M.

The Diplomats return to the pool for the final meet of the regular season on Saturday as they host the McGinness Invitational. That meet is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m.