LANCASTER, PA. –Logan Lewis and A.J. Bates both captured multiple victories for Franklin and Marshall on Saturday at the Little Three meet, pushing the Diplomats to a second-place finish as a team. F&M totaled 146 points, just 4.5 points back of meet winners Dickinson (150.5).
-Lewis tallied three individual victories in the throws, highlighted by a dominant performance in the shot put, marking a distance of 15.09 meters. He was the only competitor to break 13 meters in the event.
-Lewis again struck gold in the discus, winning by more than five meters with an effort of 43.17 meters. He topped the podium once more in the hammer throw, taking first with a distance of 43.73 meters, while fellow Diplomat Ramon Williams earned second with a heave of 38.68 meters.
-Erisman tallied a victory of his own in the long jump, recording a distance of 6.14 meters to grab first place.
-Bates earned a pair of victories in the hurdle events to lead F&M on the track. His time of 15.95 captured first place the 110-meter hurdles, while his mark of 1:02.25 was again good for first place in the 400-meter hurdles.
-Michael Whalen ran away from the field in the first event of the day, the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The senior captain stormed to a time of 1:00.34, winning by 36 seconds.
-Nick Salatino Jr. provided a pair of third-place finishes in the sprint events, finishing the 100-meter dash in 11.71 and the 200-meter dash 23.71.
-Bryce Williams gutted out a third-place finish in the 1500-meter run, posting a time of 4:15.63.
-George Pekeshe finished third in the men's pole vault, flying to a height of 3.35 meters.
The Diplomats return to action next Saturday, heading across town for the Millersville Metrics.