Men’s Swimming & Diving Remains in Third Place Following Day Two of Franklin & Marshall Invitational

Men’s Swimming & Diving Remains in Third Place Following Day Two of Franklin & Marshall Invitational


Lancaster, Pa. (November 17, 2018) – The Mount St. Mary's men's swimming & diving team remained in third place following the second day of the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Saturday. Will Twizell highlighted the night for the Mountaineers by setting a new program record in the 200 breast.

The Mount has 660.5 team points, sitting behind only University of Mary Washington (780 pts) and host team Franklin & Marshall (741.5 pts).

Twizell posted a time of 2:01.63 in the 200 breast to take second place in the event. His time broke his own program record of 2:03.29, which he set at the CCSA Championships last season.

The Mount's 200 medley relay squad also set a new program record. Jonathan Mata, Twizell, Ryan Carroll and Brock Cudahy combined for a time of 1:34.19 in the event to set a new Mount record.

John Wilson and Ian Schirra joined Twizell as scorers in the 200 breast. Wilson posted a time of 2:07.82 to finish fifth, and Schirra notched a 2:14.08 to take 14th place.

Four Mountaineers scored in the 100 fly, led by Austin Dodd, who finished sixth with a time of 52.84. Jonathan Mata earned a seventh-place finish (53.37), Thomas de Xavier placed 10th (52.90), and Brock Cudahy earned a 15th-place showing (54.47).

The 100 back was also a strong event for the Mount, with three swimmers earning points for the team. Ryan Griffiths took sixth place in 52.98, Jonathan Mata swam to eighth place in 53.85, and de Xavier finished 17th with a time of 55.72.

In the 50 free, Griffiths raced to a 10th-place finish with a time of 21.76. Peter Jones finished just behind Griffiths in 11th place with a time of 21.83.

Ryan Carroll led the way for the Mount in the 200 free, clocking in at 1:46.52 to take 11th place, while Andrew Jones took 13th in 1:46.88.

In the 400 IM, Ethan Pham was the team's top finisher, placing 12th with a time of 4:24.52.

In the final event of the night, the relay squad of Cudahy, Carroll, Twizell and Griffiths raced to a fifth-place showing in the 800 free relay in 7:08.11.

The Mountaineers close out the final day of the F&M Invite tomorrow (Nov. 18), with prelims beginning at 10 a.m., followed by finals heats at 5 p.m.