SWARTHMORE, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's track and field team saw several top performances on the third day of the Centennial Conference Championships at Swarthmore. The Diplomats finished in seventh place with a total of 77 points. Dickinson came away as champion with a team total of 172.
Haverford (142) finished second, followed by Muhlenberg (118) in third and Ursinus (112) in fourth. Johns Hopkins (91) and Gettysburg (80) rounded out the fifth and sixth places, Swarthmore (22) finished eighth and McDaniel (3) in ninth.
Nils Michaelis and Mike Dohrmann took the top two spots in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles. Michaelis won the gold in 55.83 seconds, followed by Dohrmann with the silver in 56.20.
Michaelis took home second in the 110 hurdle finals with a time of 15.04 seconds, just .04 behind first place finishing Chris Rountree from Ursinus. Dohrmann finished in third in the 110 hurdles, clocking in at 15.53.
Crossing the line in 49.53 seconds Kwaku Anno finished third in the final heat of the 400-meter dash. He finished second in the finals of the 200 with a time of 22.50.
The 4x100 relay team, comprised of Dohrmann, Anno, Michaelis, and Tim Tillman finished second with a time of 42.51 seconds.
Rounding out the track events, Ryan Bell crossed the line in 4:04.40 in the 1,500-meter run for a 10th place finish.
Various members of the F&M squad will travel to Berea, Ohio for the Division III National Championships on May 27.