CARLISLE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall won seven medals at the third and final day of the Centennial Conference Track and Field Championships on Sunday, moving all the way into third place overall. The Diplomats scored 69 points on Sunday to total 77 points on the weekend, marking the second consecutive year that F&M took third at the conference championships. Johns Hopkins took the team title with 222 points.
Evan Friend tallied a pair of victories on the day to lead the Diplomats, completing the sprint double for the second year in a row. He ran away from the field in the 200-meter dash, recording a wind-aided time of 21.73 to win by more than half a second. Brad Krell followed closely behind, taking seventh with a mark of 22.78.
Friend completed the double in the 100-meter dash, clocking another wind-aided time of 10.75 to again earn gold. Krell took eighth with a time of 11.26.
Logan Lewis struck gold as well, taking first place with a heave of 15.66 meters (51'-4.5"). He earned ten points and an ECAC qualification with the effort.
Ryan Kozloski joined Lewis in the throws, taking second in the javelin with a toss of 56.77 meters (186'-3"). In addition to his silver medal, he tallied eight points for F&M and an ECAC qualifying distance in the process. Tanner Erisman joined Kozloski on the podium, earning bronze with a distance of 55.29 meters, which also met ECAC qualifying standards.
Kozloski rounded out his weekend in the triple jump, earning one point and eighth place with a leap of 12.44 meters (40-9.75).
Michael Hoffman repeated his two-silver effort from 2015 in 2016. In the 110-meter hurdles, he posted a time of 15.23 to take second. He again finished second in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking a time of 56.69 to total 16 points on the weekend.
Hoffman joined Friend, Krell, and Spencer Lyman to earn five more points via the 4x400-meter relay. They teamed up to post a time of 3:24.86 and take fourth place in the event.
For those that qualify, the NCAA Championships are next on the schedule. The championships will last from May 26-28 in Waverly, Iowa.