Diplomats Take Fourth at Conference Championships

Diplomats Take Fourth at Conference Championships

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's swimming team closed out competition at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Sunday evening, finishing in fourth with 467.5 points. Gettysburg took home the team crown, collecting 689 points over the six sessions of competition.

Richard Perry notched the highest Diplomat finish of the night, earning fourth place in the 200-yard butterfly after clocking a time of 1:56.60. He was joined in the finals by David Burton, whose time of 1:57.55 placed him sixth.

Timothy Gould equaled Perry's effort in the 200-yard backstroke, taking fourth with a time of 1:55.60. Teammate Jack Currie used a time of 1:58.81 to finish fifth in the consolation final and 13th overall.

Patrick Greaney led Diplomats in the 1650-yard freestyle, taking sixth in the faster of two timed finals to finish sixth overall, recording a time of 16:41.85. Jordan Alter took first place in the previous timed final, earning seventh overall after finishing in 16:55.43. Reeves Connolly took 15th, marking a time of 17:11.27.

Eric Lang carried F&M hopes in the 200-yard breaststroke after qualifying for the finals earlier in the day. The sophomore swam a time of 2:10.25 in the medal round to earn sixth place.

Daniel Sanders just missed the A final in the morning's prelims of the 100-yard freestyle, but confirmed his top seed in the B final by winning and earning ninth overall with a time of 47.57. Ryan Caffrey followed less than .5 behind, taking 15th in 48.05.

The team of Caffrey, Lang, Burton, and Perry finished out the meet in the 400-yard freestyle relay, taking fifth with a time of 3:11.70. Keith Kamons, Gould, Currie, and Matthew Murphy teamed up to finish 12th after clocking a time of 3:14.24.

National competition is next on the schedule for those that qualify. The NCAA Championships kick off on March 16 and continue through March 19.

Final Medal Count

Lang - 200-yard IM - Gold