Men Capture Eighth Crown

Men Capture Eighth Crown

Sunday Final Results | Cumulative Results

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's men captured their sixth-straight Centennial Conference (CC) championship and eighth overall with a wire-to-wire win. The Diplomats entered Sunday night's finals with a 65.5-point lead, but blew the barn doors off of the competition on Sunday with wins in five of six events for a 113-point victory at night's end.

For the third time in as many years, F&M's Tom Grabiak was named the meet's Outstanding Performer. He is the first male swimmer to accomplish that feat. On Sunday, Grabiak put up his third NCAA Automatic Qualifying time of the meet in winning the 200-yard breaststroke and helped the 400-yard free relay to gold. He posted NCAA Automatic Qualifying times in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley earlier, winning Centennial gold in each. He also had a hand in four gold medal winning relays.

Grabiak has won his last 10 individual events in conference competition, and has won gold in every race he has participated in during conference competition over the past two seasons.   

Jake Reingold started the night with a gold medal and b-cut time in the 1,650-yard freestyle at 16:19.49. The Diplomats collected gold and bronze in the 200-yard backstroke, with Matt Jaffee winning in meet record and B-cut fashion at 1:52.43. David Fell took third in 1:55.95.

Tom Bergstrom took silver in the 100-yard freestyle, which was won by Matt Libby from Gettysburg. Libby's gold medal was the only one from men's competition to leave Lancaster at night's end.

Eliot Scymanski went first and third in the 200-yard butterfly. Scymanski set the gold standard at 1:56.29.

Bergstrom, Grabiak, Jaffee and Wilt put the exclamation point on the victory with a 3:08.26 for a gold in the 400-yard freestyle relay.

Outstanding Performer

Tom Grabiak

Sunday Night Medals

Tom Bergstrom - Gold, 400-Yard Free Relay; Silver, 100-Yard Freestyle

David Fell - Bronze, 200-Yard Backstroke

Tom Grabiak - Gold, 200-Yard Breaststroke, 400-Yard Free Relay

Matt Jaffee - Gold, 200-Yard Backstroke, 400-Yard Free Relay

Jake Reingold - Gold, 1650-Freestyle

Eliot Scymanski - Gold, 200-Yard Butterfly

Zach Wilt - Gold, 400-Yard Free Relay

Men's Final Medal Count  

David Apple - Gold, 400-Yard Medley Relay; Bronze, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay

Tom Bergstrom - Gold, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 200-Yard Freestyle; 400-Yard Free Relay; Silver, 100-Yard Freestyle;  Bronze, 50-Yard Freestyle, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay;

Travis Catania - Gold, 400-Yard Individual Medley

Ken Dautrich - Bronze, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay

David Fell - Bronze, 200-Yard Individual Medley, 200-Yard Backstroke

Conor Finnegan - Gold - 800-Yard Free Relay

Tom Grabiak - Gold, 200-Yard Individual Medley, 400-Yard Medley Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 100-Yard Breaststroke, 800-Yard Free Relay, 200-Yard Breaststroke, 400-Yard Free Relay

Matt Jaffee - Silver, 200-Yard Individual Medley, 400-Yard Medley Relay, 200-Yard Medley Relay, 100-Yard Backstroke, 800-Yard Free Relay, 200-Yard Backstroke, 400-Yard Free Relay 

Jake Reingold - Gold, 500-Yard Freestyle, 800-Yard Free Relay; 1650-Freestyle;  Silver, 200-Yard Freestyle;

Eliot Scymanski - Gold, 200-Yard Butterfly

Zach Wilt - Gold - 400-Yard Medley Relay, 400-Yard Free Relay; Silver, 100-Yard Butterfly; Bronze, 200-Yard Freestyle Relay,

NCAA Automatic Qualifiers

Tom Grabiak, 200-Yard Individual Medley (1:51.97); 100-yard Breaststroke (55.98 - Finals) (56.03 - Qualifying); 200-Yard Breaststroke (2:02.74)

NCAA B-Cuts

Tom Grabiak, 200-Yard Breaststroke (2:04.10 - Qualifying)

Matt Jaffee, 200-Yard Individual Medley (1:54.14); 100-Yard Backstroke (51.46 - Qualifying) (51.96 - 400 M.R.), 200-Yard Backstroke (1:52.66 - Qualifying); 200-Yard Backstroke (1:52.43)  

Jake Reingold, 500-Yard Freestyle (4:38.41); 200-Yard Free (1:42.55 - 800-Yard Free Relay); 1,650-Yard Freestyle (10:16.49)

200-Yard Medley Relay: Jaffee, Grabiak, Apple, Bergstrom (1:34.32)

400-Yard Medley Relay: Jaffee, Grabiak, Apple, Wilt (3:26.63)

Championship Records

Tom Grabiak, 200-Yard Individual Medley (1:51.97); 100-yard Breaststroke (55.98 - Finals) (56.03 - Qualifying); 200-Yard Breaststroke (2:02.74)

Matt Jaffee, 100-Yard Backstroke (51.46 - Qualifying), 200-Yard Backstroke (1:52.66 - Qualifying); 200-Yard Backstroke (1:52.43)

400-Yard Medley Relay: Jaffee, Grabiak, Apple, Wilt (3:26.63)

800-Yard Free Relay: Reingold, Grabiak, Finnegan, Jaffee (6:59.30)