LANCASTER, PA - The College of New Jersey used victories in the 400 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 200 IM, 200 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 200 backstroke to defeat Franklin & Marshall College 150-107 in non-conference men's swimming action at the Kunkel Aquatic Center.
The Lions opened the meet by capturing the top two positions in 400 medley relay, before F&M's Derek Nowak (Fr., Elizabethtown, PA/Lancaster Catholic) won the 1000 freestyle (10:14.54).
Pat Godfrey (Jr., Springboro, OH/Springboro) and Tim Falkner (So., Street, MD/North Harford) placed third (1:52.97) and fifth (1:54.07) in the 200 freestyle before Valieri Perfanov (Fr., Sofia, Bulgaria/Sofia Secondary) and JJ Czaplicki (Jr., Kensington, CT/Cheshire Academy) touched third (22.88) and fifth (23.55) in the 50 freestyle.
Phil Rehders (Fr., Rumson, NJ/Rumson-Fairhaven) and Dan Kritzer (Fr., Newtown, PA/Newtown) placed fourth (2:10.11) and fifth (2:17.96) in the 200 IM, Perfanov and Godfrey finished second (2:02.57) and third (2:08.27) in the 200 butterfly, Jordan Fisher (Jr., Fleetwood, PA/Fleetwood), Czaplicki and Kevin Egan (Fr., Meadowbrook, PA/LaSalle College) added second (51.94), third (52.97) and fourth place (53.05) in the 100 freestyle, while Kane Kunst (Sr., Yucaipa, CA/Newtown), Mark Lewis (Sr., Bel Air, MD/C. Milton Wright) and Luis Clavijo (Fr., West New York, NJ/Memorial) placed second (2:09.07), third (2:16.35) and fourth (2:16.77).
In the 500 freestyle, Nowak took first (4:58.41) to finish ahead of Rehders (third, 5:16.29) and Matt Obley (fourth, 5:40.95).
The Diplomats concluded the individual events in the 200 breaststroke as Audin Leir (Fr., Newtown, PA/Council Rock North), Falkner and Kritzer finished second (2:32.05), third (2:32.93) and fourth (2:37.69) as The College of New Jersey swam the 400 freestyle relay as an exhibition.
Franklin & Marshall (0-2, 0-0 Centennial Conference) will return to the pool on November 13 at Swarthmore College. Start time is set for 2:00 p.m.
Men's Box Score (Franklin & Marshall 86, TCNJ 113)
400 Yard Medley Relay - TCNJ "A" (3:39.66)
1000 Yard Freestyle - Derek Nowak, F&M (10:14.54)
200 Yard Freestyle - Kyle King, TCNJ (1:49.28)
50 Yard Freestyle - Nick Steffani, TCNJ (22.30)
200 Yard IM - Liam Gallagher, TCNJ (2:02.03)
200 Yard Butterfly - George Savulich, TCNJ (1:58.88)
100 Yard Freestyle - Nick Steffanci, TCNJ (48.38)
200 Yard Backstroke - Jack O'Donnell, TCNJ (2:03.66)
500 Yard Freestyle - Derek Nowak, F&M (4:58.41)
200 Yard Breaststroke - Steven Senson, F&M (2:14.04)
400 Yard Freestyle Relay - F&M "A" (3:24.25)