November 13, 2010
Men's Swimming Takes Down Reigning Centennial Champion Franklin & Marshall, 129-74
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The depth of the Swarthmore men's swimming team (3-0, 2-0) took center stage on Saturday afternoon as the Garnet (3-0, 2-0) took down the reigning Centennial Conference champion Franklin & Marshall Diplomats 129-74 in front of a raucous crowd at Ware Pool.
The victory snaps Franklin & Marshall's 22-meet Centennial Conference winning streak which dated back to November 2006 loss to Swarthmore.
Undaunted by the status of their opponents, the men made a statement in the opening 400 medley relay, touching first (3:43.29) and second (3:45.96) to rack up 15 points less than five minutes into the meet. The domination did not end there, as breakout sophomore Joshua Satre
touched first in the 1000 free (10:08.39), followed by sophomore Tyler Hanson
(10:19.51) and freshman Brian Nadel
(10:27.45) to complete the sweep.
Other Garnet winners were sophomore Daniel Duncan
(200 free, 1:47.93, and 200 fly, 2:00.47), junior Timothy Brevart
(50 free, 21.99), freshman Stan Le
(200 IM, 2:03.76) and senior Sterling Satterfield
(200 breaststroke, 2:21.23). Satre also picked up a victory in the 500 free (4:55.98). Swarthmore recorded the top time in nine out of 11 events. The victory was clinched by Satre's win in the 500.
The matchup was billed as a clash of the titans, as the Diplomats came into the 2010-2011 season with six consecutive Conference championships behind them. Swarthmore has finished second each of the last four seasons.
The Garnet men hope to keep their perfect record untouched as they go on the road next Saturday for the Rowan Invite. Action will begin at 2 p.m.