SWARTHMORE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall saw impressive showings on the second day of the Centennial Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at Swarthmore.
For the second time in three seasons Kwaku Anno has been crowned champion in the long jump. His jump of 22' 10.50" was 9.75" ahead of second place finishing Marc Brookland from Muhlenberg.
Tim Tillman finished fourth in the decathlon with 5,023 points, dropping one spot from Friday. He finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 18.13 seconds and threw a fourth place discuss throw of 85' 04". Clearing a height of 9' 08.5" Tillman tied for fifth in the pole vault and landed 10th in the javelin throw with a distance of 95' 08". He placed second in the 1,500-meter run in 4:49.72.
In the preliminary round of the 110 hurdles, Nils Michaelis finished second and Mike Dohrmann came in third. Michaelis won his heat with a time of 15.64 seconds, and Dohrmann finished first in his heat in 15.88. Both advanced to the finals.
Michaelis and Dohrmann finished first and second, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles preliminary round, and both advanced to the finals. Michaelis clocked in at 56.96, followed by Dohrmann in 57.04.
Anno won his heat and came in second overall in the preliminary round of the 400-meter dash with a time of 49.77 seconds. He advanced to the final heat. Crossing the line in 22.77 seconds, Anno finished third in the prelims of the 200-meter dash and advanced to the finals.
After two days the Diplomats sit in seventh place with a total of 18 points. Final heats of the running events, along with the remainder of the field events will continue Sunday.