Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s Swimming

Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s Swimming

Schedule/Results | Team Photo

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's men's swimming recorded another strong season in 2015-16, winning three dual meets and finishing fourth at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships.

At the CC Championships in February, F&M scored 467.5 total points to earn fourth place out of seven schools. The Diplomats were led by sophomore Eric Lang '18 as he struck gold in the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:52.46, winning by more than 1.5 seconds.

F&M hit its stride in January, beginning on the 16th as the Diplomats took first place in eight events en route to a 150.5-111.5 victory over Susquehanna.

The momentum continued with a pair of narrow victories against CC opponents in an eight-day span. On Jan. 29, the Diplomats needed a victory in the day's final event to hold off McDaniel, and Ryan Caffrey '18, Keith Kamons '19, David Burton '18, and Daniel Sanders '19 delivered. The team posted a time of 1:29.79 to win the 200-yard freestyle relay, to claim a 49-37 F&M victory over the Green Terror. Sanders, Richard Perry '18, and Patrick Greaney '16 all tallied first-place finishes for F&M on the day.

Eight days later the Diplomats won another tight CC contest, this time against Ursinus. Matthew Murphy '17 joined Caffrey, Burton, and Sanders to win the 200-yard freestyle relay at 1:27.75 in the meet's last event, breaking a 94-94 deadlock and handing the meet to F&M, 105-100. Lang added a pair of individual victories in the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard breaststroke as the Diplomats claimed the conference battle.