Crawley Breaks School Record in 5000 Meters

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Sheena Crawley broke the school record on her way to a first-place finish in the 5000 meters, while Caitlin Regan also secured a top placing to lead the Franklin & Marshall women's track & field team at the Jim Taylor Invitational hosted by Susquehanna on Saturday. There was no team scoring in the event.

A week after capturing two golds apiece at the Little Three Meet, Crawley and Regan both followed their superb performances up with first-place finishes on Saturday. Crawley set a new school mark in the 5000 meters with a time of 17:15.59, besting Denise Paull's '84 record by over 10 seconds. Regan nabbed first in the 800 meters at 2:21.16.

Martha Stefaniak also put together an impressive showing for F&M, taking second in the discus and seventh in the shot put. Stefaniak tossed the discus 120'-03'' to place second, before earning seventh in the shot put at 34'-00.25''.

Samantha Walmer took fourth in the 100 meter hurdles with a mark of 17.18, while Kristen Marinaccio and Sylvia Zohrabian earned six-place finishes in their respective events. Marinaccio placed sixth in the 400 meter hurdles with a mark of 1:10.66, and Zohrabian grabbed sixth in the pole vault at 8'-06.25''.

Ariel Leftkovits also registered a pair of top-10 finishes for F&M. She recorded eight-place markings in both the 400 meters (1:02.56) and the 200 meters (27.34).

In the 100 meter dash, Alexandra Hawkins crossed the line in seventh at 13.65 seconds.

The Diplomats return to action on Saturday at the Millersville Metrics.