LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall landed four athletes on the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Mideast Region Track and Field team. Logan Lewis, Evan Friend, and Michael Hoffman represented the men's team, while Rebecca Swisher was recognized from the women's team.
To earn all-region status, athletes must rank in the region's top five in an event. Lewis (Sidney, Neb. / Sidney) earned the honor in the shot put and the discus, posting season bests of 15.94 meters (52' 3.75") in the shot and 47.30 meters (155'-2") in the discus. The sophomore was also named all-region in the shot put this winter.
Friend (Collegeville, Pa. / Delaware Valley Friends School) doubled down on all-region honors as well, earning the honor in the 200-meter dash in the spring and winter. This spring, the senior posted a career-best time of 21.62 at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships to win his second straight gold medal in the event and fourth consecutive including indoor competition.
Hoffman (Lititz, Pa. / Warwick) was honored for his efforts in the 110-meter hurdles after posting a personal-best time of 14.99 at the ECAC Championships. The sophomore was also named to the all-region team in the winter for the 60-meter hurdles.
Swisher (Lititz, Pa. / Lancaster Catholic) added her second all-region pole vault recognition of the year after also being recognized in the winter. At the CC Championships this May, the senior claimed her eighth conference championship in eight appearances, posting a career best of 3.84 meters (12'-7.25"). She begins competition at the NCAA Championships in Waverly, Iowa on Thursday, seeded ninth in the pole vault.