Franklin & Marshall downs McDaniel

Stephen Gomez © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Stephen Gomez © 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

Diplomats notch three pool records in win

WESTMINSTER, Md. - Matt Jaffee won a pair of events, setting Harlow Pool records in both events to lead Franklin & Marshall to a 58-27 Centennial Conference (CC) men's swimming victory over McDaniel on Friday.

Jaffee teamed with Tom Grabiak, David Apple and Zach Wilt to lead the Diplomats (3-2, 3-0 CC) to a pool-record time of 1:39.89 in the meet-opening 200 medley relay.

Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) touched first in the 400 IM in a time of 4:26.77 to lead Green Terror (0-6, 0-5 CC), who won three events in the meet.

Jono Leafblad (Garnee, Ill./Warren Twp.) added a victory in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:05.31.

Wes Henry (Greencastle, Pa./Perkiomen), Morgan DeHart (Salisbury, Md./Wiciomico), Chris Steinheimer (Monrovia, Md./Urbana) and Chris Bosco (Vienna, Va./James Madison) capped the meet with a win in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.87).

Jaffee added a second pool record, finishing the 100 backstroke in a time of 53.77 seconds while Graviak accounted for the third pool record in the 100 breaststroke (58.83).

The Green Terror returns to action at Elizabethtown on Wednesday. Meet time is 6 p.m.

Franklin & Marshall 58, McDaniel 27

Event Winners: 200 Medley Relay - Franklin & Marshall A (Matt Jaffee, Tom Grabiak, David Apple, Zach Wilt) 1:39.89^; 200 Freestyle - Jake Reingold (F) 1:50.90; 50 Freestyle - Apple (F) 22.73; 400 IM - Stephen Gomez (M) 4:26.77; 100 Butterfly - Grabiak (F) 53.47^; 100 Freestyle - Reingold (F) 50.51; 100 Backstroke - Jaffee (F) 53.77^; 500 Freestyle - Conor Finnegan (F) 5:01.15; 100 Breaststroke - Jono Leafblad (M) 1:05.31*; 200 Freestyle Relay - McDaniel A (Wes Henry, Morgan Dehart, Chris Steinheimer, Chris Bosco) 1:37.87*.

* Franklin & Marshall swam event as exhibition.