LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall opens its outdoor track and field season today at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open, hosted by Lynchburg. The Diplomats look to translate indoor success this winter into the spring season, as six point scorers at the 2016 Centennial Conference (CC) Indoor Championships make the transition outside.
Despite losing a well-rounded group of seniors, F&M looks for success in the winter to translate into the spring. An experienced group looks to match or improve on last year's third-place finish at the CC Outdoor Championships.
Evan Friend – Sr.
Logan Lewis – So.
Michael Hoffman – So.
Ryan Kozloski – Jr.
Friend is the reigning CC Champion in the 100- and 200-meter dash, and has won back-to-back 60- and 200-meter titles indoors. He looks to return to the national stage after placing 13th in the 200 at last weekend's NCAA Indoor Championships.
Lewis also made his first appearance at the NCAA Championships last weekend, taking ninth in the shot put. He took gold in that event last year at his first CC Outdoor Championships, and looks to repeat again this year.
Hoffman returns for his sophomore year, hoping to earn his first conference gold after collecting two silver medals last year in the 110- and 400-meter hurdles and another this winter in the 60-meter hurdles.
Kozloski joins Lewis in the throws, and took second a year ago in the javelin at the conference meet.
The Road Ahead
The spring season begins today at the Dr. Jack M. Toms Open in Lynchburg, Va. Next weekend F&M heads to Gettysburg for the Little Three Meet on April 2, before competing at the Delaware Open on April 9.
The CC Championships, hosted by Dickinson, are set for May 6-8.