Men Finish Third at CC Champs

Men Finish Third at CC Champs


GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Two gold medals along with two program records solidified Franklin & Marshall men's swimming's third-place finish at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Sunday. This year's finish marked the highest for the program since F&M's third-place finish back in 2015.

F&M's 13 medals over the four days were good for the program's most since F&M's 2009 title team. 

The Diplomats finished with 543 points while Swarthmore took the top spot with 845.5.

Christopher Schiavone notched his third individual gold of the weekend with a top finish in the 100-yard Freestyle. The sophomore's 44.05 finish reset his program mark and set a championship meet record.

The 400-yard Freestyle Relay team of Schiavone, Brendan Cline, Timothy Gould, and Alec Wahl set a new program mark with a 3:01.54 finish.

Top Finishers (Individual)

Christopher Schiavone
100-yard Freestyle – First – 44.05 (B Cut)

Thomas Graminski
200-yard Breaststroke – First – 2:04.12 (B Cut)

Timothy Gould
200-yard Backstroke – Third – 1:52.44

Jonathon Sinton
200-yard Butterfly – Third – 1:53.22

James Connolly
1,650-yard Freestyle – Eighth – 16:57.65

Alec Wahl
200-yard Backstroke – Sixth – 1:53.74

James Winters-McCabe
1,650-yard Freestyle – Tenth – 17:05.05

Ryan Lawlor
200-yard Butterfly – Tenth – 1:58.02

Chad Catania
200-yard Backstroke – Fifteenth – 2:04.55

Top Finishers (Relay)

400-yard Freestyle Relay (Schiavone, Cline, Gould, Wahl) – First – 3:01.54 (B Cut)

Medal Count
Schiavone – 50-yard Freestyle – Gold
Schiavone - 200-yard Freestyle - Gold
Schiavone - 100-yard Freestyle - Gold
Graminski - 200-yard Breaststroke - Gold
Schiavone, Cline, Gould, Sanders - 200-yard Freestyle Relay - Gold
Schiavone, Cline, Gould, Wahl - 400-yard Freestyle - Relay - Gold
Wahl, Graminski, Cline, Schiavone – 200-yard Medley Relay – Silver
Graminski, Cline, Gould, Wahl – 800-yard Freestyle Relay – Silver
Graminski – 400-yard IM – Silver
Gould, Graminski, Cline, Schiavone – 400-yard Medley Relay – Silver
Graminski - 100-yard Breaststroke - Silver 
Gould - 200-yard Backstroke - Bronze
Sinton - 200-yard Butterfly - Bronze

Up Next 
The NCAA Championships begin on March 20 in Greensboro, N.C. for those that qualify.