Acosta Grabs Gold in Discus

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Vincent Acosta captured gold in the discus to highlight the Franklin & Marshall men's track & field team's performance on day two of the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Saturday at Ursinus. The Diplomats are in sixth place with a total of 19 points after the first two days.

Acosta threw the discus 137'-09" to edge Gettysburg's Andrew Morris (135'-00") for the title, giving the men's squad their first gold of the 2013 championships.

The Diplomats' 4x800 relay squad of Adam Eller, Derek Pawlush, Phil Johnson, and Greg Olenginski came in sixth with a mark of 8:02.83, adding three points to the F&M total.

Angelo Arce earned two points for the Diplomats with a seventh-place finish in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:49.76.

Nils Michaelis qualified for the finals of both the 110-meter hurdles and the 400 hurdles, while Evan Friend also advanced to the final heat of the 400 hurdles.

The Diplomats will conclude the CC Championships tomorrow.