COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Alyssa Ward's gold medal in the women's triple jump highlighted the first day of competition for the Franklin and Marshall men's and women's indoor track and field teams at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Saturday. The Diplomat women sit in fifth place with 12 points entering Sunday, while the men are tied for eighth with 4 points.
-Ward blew away the competition on her way to her first conference gold medal. Her leap of 11.06 meters (36'-3.5") was more than .5 of a meter further than her closest competitor, and fell just 1.5 inches short of the F&M school record.
-Jabari Benjamin tallied two points for the Diplomats in the men's triple jump, finishing seventh with a distance of 12.18 meters (39'-11.5").
The Diplomats return to action tomorrow in day two of the CC Championships, again hosted by Ursinus.