LANCASTER, Pa. – After day one of competition at the F&M Invitational, the men of Franklin & Marshall are fifth out of nine teams, totaling 205 points after one session. Delaware holds the lead with 333 points.
The 200-yard freestyle relay was the first event of the day, and the Diplomats started off fast by taking fifth and eighth place out of 18. The team of Ryan Caffrey, Matthew Murphy, David Burton, and Daniel Sanders posted a time of 1:26.97 to finish fifth and notch 50 points. Richard Perry, Keith Kamons, Tyler Zlupko, and Jack Currie were close behind, combining to clock a time of 1:29.89, good for eighth place and 44 points.
Next up was the 1650-yard freestyle, in which Patrick Greaney led the Diplomats, finishing 11th with a time of 17:08.93. Reeves Connolly finished in 17:16.09 to take 14th, and Jordan Alter rounded out F&M participation in the event by finishing in 17:36.26 to claim 21st.
The Diplomats continued to show well in the relays, taking seventh and 11th in the 400-yard medley relay to close out the night.
Day two begins tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., featuring preliminaries in the 50- and 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard IM, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke. There will also be timed finals of the 800-yard freestyle relay.
The victors of those events and the 200-yard medley relay will be crowned in tomorrow's night session, which kicks off at 6:00 p.m.