Diplomats Open Spring at Little Three Meet

Diplomats Open Spring at Little Three Meet

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's men's track & field team opened up its outdoor campaign at the Little Three Meet hosted by Gettysburg on Saturday. The Diplomats totaled 110 points to finish just three points behind Gettysburg in third. Dickinson won the meet with 149 points. 

Derek Pawlush, Evan Friend, Teddy Uzamere and the 4x400 relay team secured first-place finishes for the Diplomats, while a slew of other competitors posted strong performances. 

Pawlush claimed the top spot in the 400 meters with a time of 52.14, edging out Brad Krell (52.90). Friend earned first in the 400-meter hurdles at 1:00.50, while Uzamere won the high jump with a mark of 1.78 meters.

Pawlush also teamed up with Mohamed Bah, Greg Olenginski, and Luk Olenginski to run past the field in the 4x400. The group finished with a time of 3:32.26, defeating second-place Gettysburg by nearly 10 seconds. 

Luk Olenginski took second in the 1500 meters at 4:06.10, while Kevin Hines also secured a silver in the high jump at 1.73 meters. Nick Fromell notched F&M's other second-place mark in the long jump with a leap of 5.78 meters. 

Taaj Amin and Vincent Acosta each registered a pair of third-place finishes on the day. Amin nabbed bronze in the 100 (11.64) and 200 meters (23.69), while Acosta took third in the shot put (12.09m) and discus (36.68m). 

Greg Olenginski took third in the 800 at 1:58.24, and Francis Blancero delivered a fourth-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase at 10:04.01. 

The Diplomats are back in action next Saturday a Susquehanna's Crusader Outdoor Classic.