Franklin & Marshall men's cross country rounded off another successful campaign in 2016, placing 12th out of 52 teams at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals on Nov. 12. The finish was the best for the Diplomats since 2012, and marked the sixth straight season that F&M has landed in the top 20.
F&M turned in another stellar performance earlier in the season, beating out 11 other squads to win the team title at the PSU-Abington Invitational on Sept. 17. Patrick Manion took first place overall with a time of 29:23.4, followed by three more Diplomats in the top four and seven in the top 20 for a dominant performance.
The Alvernia Invitational on Oct. 15 saw F&M again emerge victorious, beating out hosts Alvernia and PSU-Berks thanks to four runners in the top five. Manion again took the individual victory, clocking a time of 28:01.4, followed by Lyman in second (28:13.5), Ignacio Picado Fallas in fourth (29:15.9), and Brien Miceli in fifth (29:25.9).