Diplomats Streak Halted At Six
GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin & Marshall owned the Centennial Conference in the first decade of this century. The Diplomats won eight CC titles and the previous six straight. Sunday night, Gettysburg halted the Diplomat Dynasty taking the team title with 736.5 points. F&M, which has only three seniors, finished second with 663.
F&M brought home four more medals in the final round of competition Sunday night.
Jake Reingold earned his second silver medal on the weekend with a second-place finish in the 1,650 free. Reingold swam a 16:23 while Tim Landon touched at 16:29 to place fourth. Max Blum placed 10th for F&M.
David Fell brought home the Diplomats second silver Sunday, and his second of the weekend, with a 1:54.10 in the 200 backstroke. Fell collected a team-high five medals at the championship. Conor Finnegan was fourth with a 1:57.68 and Jonathan Freier finished 11th.
Zach Wilt was sixth in the 100 free with a 48.38 and David Apple tied Ursinus' David Yazbeck for seventh with a 48.38. Tommy Bergstrom, Patrick Musselman and John Zipp tacked on team points with 10th, 13th and 16th place finishes in the 100 free.
Travis Catania was fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:15.36 and Levi Schy eighth (2:17.70) while Carson Bowes and Ryan Anella placed 14th and 16th. Mason Wash touched in 1:58.88 to place fourth in the 200 fly while Scott Rownd was 10th.
Bergstrom, Wilt, Fell and Musselman teamed to earn a bronze in the 400 free relay. The team touched the wall in 3:10.29. Gettysburg won the relay with a championship, pool and conference record time of 3:05.99. Apple, Reingold, Zipp and Finnegan took ninth to give the Diplomats 18 team points.
Final Medal Count
Jake Reingold - gold: 500 free; silver: 200 free, 800 free relay, 1,650 free.
David Fell- gold: 200 IM; silver: 800 free relay, 200 back; bronze: 100 back, 400 free relay.
David Apple-bronze: 200 free relay.
Tommy Bergstrom-silver: 800 free relay; bronze: 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Zach Wilt-bronze: 200 free relay, 100 fly, 400 free relay.
Patrick Musselman-bronze: 200 free relay, 400 free relay.
Tim Landon-gold 400 IM.
Conor Finnegan-silver: 800 free relay; bronze: 100 back