Acosta and 4x200 Take Gold

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Vincent Acosta and the 4x200 relay team placed first to lead Franklin & Marshall at the 2014 Centennial Conference (CC) Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Haverford Sunday afternoon. 

F&M placed fourth out of the nine teams at the competition with 64 points while Johns Hopkins took the team title with 204 points. Haverford took second at 138 followed by Dickinson with 104 points. 

Acosta threw 47'-10.50" for gold in the shot put while Evan Friend, Brad Krell, Alex Osei and Derek Pawlush made up the 4x200 team that place first in 1:32.72. Friend and Krell joined Mohamed Bah and Leo Gernerali for a second place finish in the 4x400 relay and the 4x800 relay also took silver with a time of 7:55.87. Phil Johnson, Pawlush, Greg Olenginski and Luk Olenginski made up that team. 

Friend took second in the 200-meter at 22.64 and picked up a sixth place finish in the 60-meter at 7.38 while Luk Olenginski crossed in 1:56.83 for fifth in the 800. 

Teddy Uzamere picked up points for the Diplomats with a seventh place showing in the high jump with a height of 5'-10.75", Jon Pressman turned in an 11'-11.75" (6th) in the pole vault, Nick Fromell finished sixth in the triple jump at 42'-7" and Bob McCarron threw 40'-6.25" in shot put for sixth. 

NCAA Championships start March 14 for those that qualified with the outdoor season set to start the same week at the Coastal Carolina Open.