4x800 Relay Claims Gold at CC Championships

4x800 Relay Claims Gold at CC Championships

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's 4x800 meter relay team of Bryan Andrews, Derek Pawlush, Greg Olenginski, and Luk Olenginski captured first place to lead the Diplomats at the Centennial Conference (CC) Indoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Ursinus. 

The Diplomats totaled 28 points to finish seventh in the nine-team field. Johns Hopkins (168) edged Haverford (163) for the team crown, while Ursinus (94) and Dickinson (94) tied for third. 

Andrews, Pawlush, and the Olenginski brothers crossed the finish line in 7:57.16 to nab gold, giving F&M the top spot in the 4x800 for the second straight year. The Diplomats edged out teams from Haverford (2nd/7:58.55) and Hopkins (3rd/7:58.74) by just over a second to claim top honors. 

Taaj Amin registered a second-place mark in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.14 to earn eight points for F&M, while the 4x400 meter squad of Brad Krell, Adam Eller, Leo Generali, and Mohamed Bah took third at 3:31.04 to add six points to the Diplomat total. 

The 4x200 meter relay team of Generali, Evan Friend, Bah and Ryan Johnston placed sixth at 1:36.48, while Vincent Acosta also earned points for F&M with a eighth-place finish in the shot put with a throw of 42'-09.5". 

The Diplomats return to action on Friday, March 8 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Naperville, Ill.