Hopkins Swims to Win in Season Opener
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall won five of the 14 races in a 156-101 loss to Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Matt Jaffee and Tom Grabiak accounted for four of the five wins.
Jaffee posted a .47 second win in the 100-yard backstroke over teammate, Connor Finnegan for a bundle of F&M points. His edge was more decisive in the 200-yard backstroke, where he logged a 1:59.63, followed again by Finnegan at 2:03.37. Grabiak squeaked out a .42 second win over Tim Nam in the 100-yard breaststroke. Grabiak put up a 1:00.55. He timed a 2:02.36 for first place points in the 200-yard I.M. with Jaffee taking second. Hopkins fielded exhibition entries in the race as the meet had been decided.
Jaffee, Grabiak, Zach Wilt and Peter Fishler clocked a 1:39.58 in the 200-yard medley relay, coming in just a second behind the Hopkins foursome.
The Diplomats return to action on Friday, November 14th at The College of New Jersey.