Diplomats Fourth After Day Two

Diplomats Fourth After Day Two

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall used a consistent team effort at day two of the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships to hold onto fourth place with 331.5 points. Gettysburg leads at the end of the fourth session with 470 points, while Swarthmore is in second with 450 and Washington occupies third with 394.5. 

Daniel Sanders led a strong F&M contingent in the 100-yard butterfly, taking fourth with a time of 51.23 while Richard Perry claimed sixth in 51.41. David Burton (10th, 52.45) and Cody Kalinowski (14th, 52.87) represented the Diplomats in the B final.

Eric Lang turned in another strong effort in the 400-yard IM after winning last night's 200-yard IM, taking fourth in the 400-yard edition with a time of 4:08.95. Lang was joined in the finals by Patrick Greaney, who took seventh in 4:15.92, while Jordan Alter took 11th overall with a time of 4:19.35.

Ryan Caffrey was the lone Diplomat representative in the 100-yard breaststroke, but his time of 57.80 was good for fifth place and a spot on the podium. Timothy Gould was the lone F&M hope in the 100-yard backstroke, rallying to take seventh with a time of 52.95.

The Diplomats got plenty of point production from the relays as well. In the 200-yard medley relay, Gould, Caffrey, Kalinowski, and Sanders teamed up to claim fourth with a time of 1:35.46. They were followed by the team of Lang, Jack Currie, Tyler Zlupko, and Keith Kamons, taking 13th in 1:37.74.

In the 800-yard freestyle relay, Perry, Sanders, Greaney, and Lang teamed up to take fifth with a time of 7:03.97.

Day three of competition of kicks off tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. That session will comprise of preliminaries in the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, and timed finals of the 1650-yard freestyle.