RECAP | Creech's Win on the One-Meter Board Highlights Day Two of Competition at Wabash

Photo: Angie Palmer
Photo: Angie Palmer

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – The Franklin swimming and diving teams were back in the pool on Saturday (Nov. 23) for day two of the Gail Moll Pebworth Invitational, hosted by Wabash College.

Eleven different Grizzlies competed in the finals of their respective events during Saturday's night session. Through two days, both the men's and women's teams sit in sixth place overall with one day to go in the event.

Franklin's lone winner of the day was freshman diver Gauge Creech, who continued to dazzle on the diving boards. The Franklin-native racked up 429.20 points on the one-meter board, winning the event by 13.70 points. The Grizzlies' other freshman diver, Collin Barton, picked up points with his showing on the one-meter board with a final score of 377.70 to finish in fourth overall.

Junior Charlie Hall claimed the highest race finish for the FC men with a fourth-place showing in the 400 IM with a time of 4:11.43. Senior James Hone walked away from day two with a fifth-place showing in the 200 freestyle, touching the wall in 1:44.79.

Freshman Shane O'Sullivan (52.53) and junior Noah Tallman (52.69) finished within moments of each other in the 100 butterfly, finishing eighth and ninth in the event, respectfully. Senior Zach Rayce took part in the finals of the 100 backstroke, finishing in 53.51 seconds to earn ninth place. The team of Rayce, Tallman, Jack Heim and Ben Doss claimed ninth place in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:38.89.

Four Grizzly women found their way into the finals with three individuals and one relay recording top-five finishes. Brynna Sentel was the top individual finisher for the Grizzlies, taking second place in the 200 freestyle (1:52.96) and third in the 100 backstroke (58.06). Junior Courtnee Coffman claimed third place in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.21 seconds and later added a seventh-place result in the 100 backstroke in 59.24 seconds.

Freshman Caileigh McCafferty earned a pair of high finishes in both the 100 butterfly (58.42) and the 100 backstroke (58.73), taking fourth and sixth places, respectively. Junior Ashley Snoke was the sixth-place finisher in the 100 breaststroke after hitting the wall in 1:07.65. Sentel, Snoke, Coffman and Jacqueline Richard teamed up to take second overall in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:47.44.

The Grizzlies will be back in action on Sunday for the final day of the event. Preliminaries are set to begin at 10:00 a.m. with finals taking place later in the day.