LANCASTER, Pa. – The Washington and Lee men's swimming team ranks second out of four teams after the second day of competition at the Franklin & Marshall Invitational on Saturday.
The host Diplomats lead the competition with 476 total points, but the Generals are close behind with 435 total points.
Leading the way for W&L was senior David Ireland (Dayton, Ohio / Oakwood), who won the 100 fly and finished fourth in the 200 breast. He touched in 52.49 in the 100 fly and 2:17.31 in the 200 breast.
Senior Eric Shuman (Black Mountain, N.C. / Asheville Christian Academy) finished second overall in the 400 IM with a time of 4:23.03, while sophomore Matt Kiser (Dunwoody, Ga. / Dunwoody) and first-year Andrew Botelho (Huntersville, N.C. / William Amos Hough) finished 4-5 in the 200 free. Kiser touched in 1:47.47 and Botelho finished in 1:47.98.
Kiser and Botelho also swam on the 800 free relay team that finished third overall with a time of 7:16.66. Kiser led off and was followed by first-year Cole Schott (Nashville, Tenn. / Hume-Fogg Academic), Botelho and first-year John Womack (Glendale, Ariz. / Glendale Preparatory Academy).
Other top finishers for the Generals included senior Matt Hesser (Midlothian, Va. / Governor's School) and junior Alex Cram (Columbia, S.C. / Irmo) in the 100 back. Hesser placed fourth (54.73) and Cram placed fifth (55.50).
Action continues from Lancaster on Saturday morning at 10:00 am.