F&M Heads to Ursinus for CC Championships

F&M Heads to Ursinus for CC Championships

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall men's indoor track and field will travel to Collegeville, Pa. on Saturday for the first of two days of competition at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships. Ursinus is hosting the two-day event, which ends Sunday evening.

The Diplomats aim to improve on last-year's fifth-place finish, as the team collected five total medals and earned 56 points. Johns Hopkins took the team title, totaling 195 points over the two days of competition.

Logan Lewis comes into the weekend as the odds-on favorite to repeat last year's victory in the shot put. The junior's best effort this season, 16.34 meters (53'-7.5"), is the ninth-best in the country and tops the CC by almost two meters. He is joined in the event by Ramon Williams, who is seeded 14th at 12.09 meters (39'-8").

A.J. Bates enters as the favorite in the 60-meter hurdles with a seed time of 8.72. He is one of just two athletes in the race to go under nine seconds this year, and is .18 faster than his nearest competitor.

Jabari Benjamin carries F&M's best chance in the triple jump, as his mark of 12.28 meters (40'-3.5") gives him the sixth seed. Ryan Kozloski comes in as the 10th seed in the event with a distance of 11.70 meters (38'-4.75").

George Pekeshe will compete for gold in the pole vault, and enters competition as the 13th seed with a height of 3.60 meters (11'-9.75").

Order of Events
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Track Opens for Warm-ups
11:30 a.m. - Men's Triple Jump
11:30 a.m. – Men's Heptathlon 60
11:30 a.m. – Women's Pole Vault
12:00 p.m. – Women's Pentathlon hurdles
12:05 p.m. – Heptathlon Long Jump (approximate start time)
12:35 p.m. – Pentathlon High Jump (approximate start time)
1:30 p.m. – Heptathlon shot put (approximate start time)
2:00 p.m. – Women's Triple Jump
2:30 p.m. – Pentathlon Shot Put (approximate start time)
3:00 p.m. – Heptathlon High Jump (approximate start time)
3:25 p.m. – Pentathlon Long Jump (approximate start time)
4:25 p.m. – Pentathlon 800 (approximate start time)
4:30 p.m. – Men's DMR
4:45 p.m. – Women's DMR
5:00 p.m. – Men's 5000
5:50 p.m. – Women's 5000
***Women's 5000 will start at 5:25 p.m. if there is only one heat of the men's 5000

Sunday, February 26, 2017
9:30 a.m. – Track Opens for Warm-ups
10:00 a.m. – Heptathlon 60 Hurdles
11:00 a.m. – Men's High Jump
11:30 a.m. – Women's Shot Put (men to follow)
10:40 a.m. – Heptathlon Pole Vault (approximate start time)
11:30 a.m. – Men's 60 hurdles (trials)
11:40 a.m. – Women's 60 hurdles (trials)
11:50 a.m. – Men's 60 dash (trials)
12:00 a.m. – Women's 60 dash (trials)
12:25 p.m. – Men's 4 x 200 relay
12:30 p.m. – Women's 4 x 200 relay
12:35 p.m. – Men's Mile
12:45 p.m. – Men's Long Jump
12:50 p.m. – Women's Mile
1:00 p.m. – Women's High Jump
1:05 p.m. – Heptathlon 1000 (approximate start time)
1:10 p.m. – Men's 400
1:20 p.m. – Women's 400
1:30 p.m. – Men's Pole Vault
1:40 p.m. – Men's 60 Hurdles (finals)
1:45 p.m. – Women's 60 Hurdles (finals)
1:55 p.m. – Men's 60 dash (finals)
2:00 p.m. – Women's 60 dash (finals)
2:05 p.m. – Men's 800
2:15 p.m. – Women's 800
2:25 p.m. – Men's 200
2:30 p.m. – Women's Long Jump
2:45 p.m. – Women's 200
3:05 p.m. – Men's 3000
3:30 p.m. – Women's 3000
4:00 p.m. – Men's 4 x 800
4:10 p.m. – Women's 4 x 800
4:20 p.m. – Men's 4 x 400
4:35 p.m. – Women's 4 x 400
5:00 p.m. – Awards