Schiavone Headed to Nationals

Schiavone Headed to Nationals

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Franklin & Marshall's Christopher Schiavone will take on the nation's best this week in Indianapolis, Ind. as he competes at the NCAA Swimming Championships. The Diplomats' freshman is set to compete in the 50-yard Freestyle. 

Action begins for Schiavone on Wednesday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. for the trials. The finals will take place that night at 6:00 p.m. for those who qualify.

Schiavone enters the weekend as the 15th seed in the event with a time of 20.40. He took second-place in the event at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships almost a month ago, setting a new program record along the way. Schiavone is one of four men's swimmers from the Centennial Conference to qualify for NCAAs. 

The freshman will also compete in the 100-yard Freestyle on Saturday where he currently sits at 24th with a time of 45.10. Schiavone will also be competing in the 200-yard Freestyle event on Thursday as his 1:41.48 finish was good for 42nd in the country.  

Six-time All-American Tom Grabiak '10 was the last men's swimmer to make an NCAA appearance in 2010. An F&M men's swimmer has not won a national championship since Gordon Chalmers '32 in 1932.

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