LANCASTER, Pa. – Eight former Franklin & Marshall student-athletes earned a spot on the Centennial Conference (CC) Silver Anniversary Team for men's and women's outdoor track & field, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Jon Brallier '07, Kawaku Anno '10, Nils Michaelis '13, and Logan Lewis '18 landed on the list for the men's side while Jamie Kendig '96, Melynne Stufft '00, Sheena Crawley '13, and Rebecca Swisher '16 earned the honor on the women's team.
The Centennial Silver Anniversary teams are in celebration of the Conference's first 25 years of competition, which began in 1993. During July and the first two weeks of August, the CC will honor its member schools' most-distinguished student-athletes in 24 sports.
Criteria for the inclusion of a team are as follows:
Must be a graduate of the institution AND one of the following:
- 3-time or 4-time first-team All-Centennial performer (win same event in swimming, track)
- 2-time Centennial Player of the Year
- 1st team All-America AND 2-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
Jon Brallier '07 – Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Brallier holds the F&M record in the pole vault with a height of 15'-6.25", which he set back in 2007. That mark is good for fourth-best in the history of the Centennial. He concluded his career by garnering a spot on the All-CC First Team on three occasions.
Kawaku Anno '10 – Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Anno was a three-time All-CC First Team member in the long jump after winning the event at the CC Championships in 2007, 2008, and 2010. He was a member of the 400-meter relay team that set the F&M record in 2008 with a time of 42.30.
Nils Michaelis '13 – Men's Outdoor Track & Field
A standout hurdler, Michaelis was a three-time All-CC First Team performer in the 400-meter – which at the time was accomplished by only 26 other student-athletes in the Centennial's history. Overall for his career, he claimed five golds, one silver, and one bronze at CC Outdoor Championship events. He holds the F&M and Centennial record in the 110-meter hurdles, which he set back in 2011 with a time of 14.41. Michaelis is the program's only two-time All-American after he secured fourth in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2011 NCAA Championships and followed with fifth at the 2013 NCAA's to garner his pair of honors. He excelled in the classroom as well by receiving recognition as a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2013, as well as landing on the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team his senior year.
Logan Lewis '18 – Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Lewis was named the Conference's Outstanding Field Performer in 2017, and the Rookie of the Year in 2015. He totaled eight career medals at CC Outdoor Championship events, winning the shot put all four years and adding gold in the hammer in 2017. He holds the F&M record in both the shot put (52'-7.25") and the hammer (155'-8").
Jamie Kendig '96 – Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Kendig is one of six F&M student-athletes to garner All-America accolades after finishing in the top-eight of the 10,000-meters at the 1994 NCAA Championships. She was the first in Centennial history to win an event three times, earning her trio of All-CC First Team accolades in the 5,000 meters.
Melynne Stufft '00 – Women's Outdoor Track & Field
At her time of graduation, Stufft became just the second member of school history to win an event three times at the CC Outdoor Championships, accomplishing the feat in the javelin from 1998-00.
Sheena Crawley '13 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Crawley is the program's only four-time All-American, earning the honor twice in the 800-meter run (2010 and 2012), as well as twice in the 1,500 (2011 and 2013). Her time of 4:21.23 in the 1,500 at the 2013 NCAA Championships broke the school and Centennial record and was good for the third-best finish in the country. She claimed a total of three career F&M outdoor records in individual events and was a member of the record-breaking 1,600-meter relay squad.
Rebecca Swisher '16 - Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Swisher won gold in the pole vault all four years of her career at the CC Outdoor Championships. She set the school record in the event nine times, eventually reaching a height of 12'-7.25". A two-time All-American, Swisher placed seventh at the 2015 NCAA Championships and eighth at the 2014 NCAAs. She was honored with the school's prestigious Karvasales Senior Female Athlete Award in 2016.