COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Nils Michaelis secured a pair of gold medals to lead the Franklin & Marshall men's track & field team on the final day of the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships hosted by Ursinus on Sunday. The Diplomats placed seventh out of nine teams with 59 points.
Michaelis earned the third and fourth CC gold medals of his career on Sunday, claiming top honors in both the 110-meter hurdles and the 400-meter hurdles. The F&M senior recorded the top qualifying times in both events on Saturday, and followed that up with a pair of first-place finishes on the final day of competition. Michaelis ran the 110 in 14.87 seconds, and took the 400 in 55.59 to earn 20 points for the Diplomats.
A day after capturing gold in the discus, Vincent Acosta nearly earned another medal with a fourth-place showing in the shot put. Acosta delivered a toss of 42'-11.00" to nab fourth.
Jon Pressman also earned a top-five placing for F&M, taking fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 12'-09.50".
The Diplomats placed fifth in both the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 relay. The 4x100 squad of Taaj Amin, Derek Pawlush, Evan Friend, and Brad Krell posted a time of 43.59, while the 4x400 team of Pawlush, Krell, Luk Olenginski, and Adam Eller crossed in 3:23.28.
Nicholas Fromell placed eighth in the triple jump at 41'-11.50" to add a point to the Diplomats' team total.
F&M returns to action on Monday, May 13 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet.