Men's Swimming Outpaces Mary Washington, York

Men's Swimming Outpaces Mary Washington, York

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's swimming team ran its season record to 5-1 on Friday night with victories against Mary Washington (W, 141-121) and York (Pa.) (W, 182-77). The Diplomats won eight of the 14 contested events to pick up the hard-fought win against the visiting Eagles and Spartans.

First-year Patrick Rooney continued to dominate the breaststroke events as he took first at both the 100 (1:00.31) and 200 (2:11.45) distances. John Devaney, Matt Hurford, and Sam Kamdin were also double winners on Friday evening as they took home an individual event and were part of the winning 400 Freestyle Relay that finished in (3:12.35). Ben Lockey closed that winning relay by swimming the anchor leg during the final race of the evening.

Devaney picked up his individual win in the 100 Freestyle (47.86) before swimming that same distance on the opening leg of the relay. Hurford won the 500 Freestyle with a time of (4:58.63), with Henry Tavens (5:00.11) taking third in that same event. Kamdin's individual win came in the 100 Backstroke (53.05). Tim Turnbull and Evan Willertz were also the respective races winners in the 100 Butterfly (53.21) and 200 Backstroke (2:01.62). Willertz also added a third place finish in the 200 Freestyle to his night.

The Diplomats opened the meet with two of the top three 200 Medley Relays and closed the night with the top two relays in the 400 Freestyle.

Men's swimming will head out on the road for the first time next weekend when the Diplomats travel to Dickinson for a Centennial Conference meet that will get underway at 1 p.m. in Carlisle.

Franklin & Marshall event winners

John Devaney

  • 100 Freestyle (47.86)

Matt Hurford

  • 500 Freestyle (4:58.63)

Sam Kamdin

  • 100 Backstroke (53.05)

Patrick Rooney

  • 100 Breaststroke (1:00.31)
  • 200 Breaststroke (2:11.45)

Tim Turnbull

  • 100 Butterfly (53.21)

Evan Willertz

  • 200 Backstroke (2:01.62)

400 Freestyle Relay