Diplomats Fifth at Loyola-Hopkins Invitational

Diplomats Fifth at Loyola-Hopkins Invitational

BALTIMORE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall traveled to Baltimore on Saturday for the Loyola-Hopkins Invitational, co-hosted by Loyola and Johns Hopkins. The Diplomats turned in several strong performances on the day, tallying 47 points to take fifth place in a field featuring athletes from all three NCAA Divisions. Rowan took the team title with 132.

Evan Friend recorded the highest F&M finish of the day, taking first place in the 200-meter dash. He clocked a time of 21.77 to take gold, marking the fourth-fastest time in Centennial Conference (CC) history. The senior also earned a high finish in the 100 meters, taking fifth at 11.02.

Logan Lewis made his presence felt in both the shot put and discus, finishing second in both events. In the shot, he recorded a distance of 15.72 meters to earn silver, while in the discus he notched a mark of 44.79 meters.

Also earning silver in the field events was Ryan Kozloski, as his toss of 56.75 meters was good for second place in the javelin. He was joined in the event by Tanner Erisman, who took fifth with a mark of 53.30 meters.

Michael Hoffman continued to be a force in the hurdle events, beginning in the 110-meter hurdles where his time of 15.26 was good for fifth place. He earned the same position in the 400-meter edition, clocking a time of 55.92 to again take fifth.

Michael Whalen led the Diplomat distance corps, finishing sixth in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:06.90. Brien Miceli followed closely behind, taking ninth in 10:17.66.

F&M returns to the track on Saturday, traveling to East Stroudsburg for the All-American Meet.