CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — J.T. Paganelli and Michael Whalen placed in the top-50 to lead Franklin & Marshall at the Mid-East Regionals held at DeSales University on Saturday. The Diplomats finished 12th out of the 52 teams competing in the event. Johns Hopkins won the team title while Widener's Ernie Pitone took individual honors in 24:52.
Paganelli completed the eight-kilometer course in 26:08, averaging 5:16 per mile to finish 40th. Whalen was just eight seconds behind at 26:18 for 45th-place.
Spencer Lyman crossed for F&M in 26:30 and took 58th and Patrick Manion just missed the top-100 with a time of 26:59 to place 103rd. Collin Roth came in at 27:29 (142nd), Brien Miceli took 172nd at 27:49 and Ignacio Picado Fallas finished at 28:05.