|Jack Donnelly||Michael Diana|
GERMANTOWN, Md. - Junior Michael Diana (Somerset, N.J. / Immaculata-Somerville) won another diving event, while sophomore Jack Donnelly (Washington Crossing, Pa./Council Rock North) captured the 100-breaststroke to lead The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team on the second night of the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships on Saturday at the Germantown Swim Center.
On the diving board, Diana picked up where he left off Friday night, as he captured the 1-meter dive with a final score of 344.85. For Diana, it was the fifth Landmark individual title of his career, as he swept the diving events for the second time in three seasons at Scranton with his first-place finish.
Meanwhile, Donnelly edged past the competition in the 100-breaststroke to take a Landmark individual title of his own, finishing in a time of 57.19.
The night started off for Scranton with a third-place finish in the 200-medley relay, as the Royals squad finished in 1:34.72. The time was a new school record in the event, as well.
Next, in the 100-fly, sophomore John Fimmano (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) was third with a time of 51.59, while teammate and junior Timothy Quigley (Hatboro, Pa./Archbishop Wood) was fifth overall in 51.65. Rounding out the top finishers in the event for Scranton was senior Chris Whalen (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip), who was sixth overall in 51.66.
In the 200-free, freshman Evan Morgan (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) registered a sixth-place finish in 1:47.15, while finishing right behind in seventh place was senior Alexander Rigione (Fairfield, Conn./Saint Joseph), who hit the wall in 1:47.40.
Next was the 100-breaststroke, where Scranton had four swimmers earn a spot in the finals led by Donnelly's win in the event. Elsewhere, sophomore Matt Mills (Sewell, N.J./Washington Township) was fifth overall in 58.93, while junior Gregory Spicka (Morris Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) was sixth in 59.40. Rounding out the group was Quigley, was eighth with a time of 1:00.53.
The second-to-last swimming event was the 100-back, where Michael Ramsthaler (Florham Park, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) was sixth with a time of 53.93. And, the night ended for Scranton with a fourth-place finish in the 800-free relay, where the Royals hit the wall in 7:07.70 to finish in the top four.
In the team race entering Sunday, Catholic continues to hold a lead over the rest of the field.
The University of Scranton men's swimming & diving team concludes the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships on Sunday. For live video and live results links for the day, click here.