F&M Competes at Little Three

F&M Competes at Little Three

LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall men's track & field team competed in the 65th annual Little Three Meet yesterday at Sponaugle-Williamson Field. With the cancellation of the pole vault due to rainy weather, here are the final scores: Dickinson with 128.50 points, F&M places second with 128 points, and Gettysburg finishes third with 109.50. The results from Saturday's meet were not made available until Sunday morning.

Originally called the Triple Alliance, the Little Three meet began in 1947 and this was the 64th time the event was held. 

Teddy Uzamere, Nick Fromell, Vincent Acosta, Ryan Kozloski and both relay teams secured first-place finishes for the Diplomats, while a slew of other competitors posted strong performances. 

Evan Friend (10.99) and Brad Krell (11.21) finished second and third respectively in the 100-meter dash, while Krell posted a second-place showing in the 200-meter dash at 22.72. 

Leo Generali took second in the 400-meter dash at 52.76 and Derek Pawlush claimed third place with a time of 53.10, while Friend (1:01.89) took first-place and Osei (1:03.06) finished second in the 400-meter hurdles. In the 800-meter run, Greg Olenginski posted a second-place showing at 1:57.41, while Luk Olenginski placed second in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:09.08.

Uzamere posted a distance of 1.75 meters (5'-08.75") in the high jump, which was good for first place, while Acosta's distance of 12.87 in the shot put earned him a first-place spot. Acosta added a second place showing in the discus with a distance of 40.48 meters (132'-10").

Fromell's distance of 13.11 meters (43'-00.25") in the triple jump secured the top spot, while his distance of 6.08 meters in the long jump was good for a third-place showing. Kozloski won the javelin event with a throw of 47.42 meters (155'07"), while Acosta finished third at 45.03 meters (147'09").

The 4x400 relay team of Krell, Friend, Osei, and Generali earned a first-place spot with a time of 3:36.13, while the 4x800 relay team of the Olenginski twins, Pawlush, and JT Paganelli also won at 8:23.23.

The Diplomats are back in action next Saturday at the Millersville Metrics.