VILLANOVA, Pa. - Nils Michaelis broke the school record en route to victory in the 55-meter hurdles to pace the Franklin & Marshall men's track & field team at the Jack Pyrah Invitational hosted by Villanova last weekend. There was no team scoring in the event.
Michaelis won the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.78 seconds to edge out Temple's Joshua McFrazier (7.79) and break Mike Ryan's school record, set in 1987, by .12 seconds. Mike Dohrmann took fourth in the event at 8.24, while Tim Tillman captured sixth place with a mark of 8.53.
Michaelis also posted top-10 finishes in the 55 and 300 meters. The junior placed sixth in the 55 meters at 1:10.22 and took ninth in the 300 meters with a time of 36.86. Tillman was close behind in the 300, placing 11th in 36.95.
In the 500 meters, Dohrmann secured a 10th-place finish with a time of 1:10.22. Brian Rivera came in 12th with a mark of 1:10.26.
Greg Duckloe, fresh off an all-region performance last fall for the F&M cross country team, placed 11th in the one mile run with a time of 4:32.94.
Tillman later delivered a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 20'7.75'', with Rivera just behind in sixth with a jump of 20'1.75''.
The Diplomats return to action on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Yale Invitational.