ALLENTOWN, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall 4x800 relay team won gold for the second-straight year to lead the men's track & field team at day two of the 2015 Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Saturday. The Diplomats currently sit in seventh place out of the nine competing teams, while Johns Hopkins is leading with 97 points, following by Haverford (57) and Gettysburg (43).
Leo Generali, Derek Pawlush, Greg Olenginski, and Luk Olenginski made up the 4x800 relay squad that won the event with a time of 7:47.60, which is also good for an ECAC qualifying time. This same group won the event a year ago and set a new CC Championships record of 7:40.46.
Vincent Acosta finished fourth in the discus throw with a distance of 139'-07", while Logan Lewis was fifth at 139'. In the 3000-meter steeplechase, Michael Whalen earned points for F&M with a ninth-place spot (9:53.57).
In the 100-meter dash qualifier, Evan Friend placed first at 10.79, an ECAC qualifying time, while the junior won the 200-meter dash (21.86) and is through to tomorrow's fine in that race as well, while Brad Krell (11.38 in the 100 and 22.79 in the 200) will also race in tomorrow's finals.
Michael Hoffman finished first in the 400-hurdles qualifier, while G. Olenginski and Pawlush tied for sixth in the 800-meter run and will race in the final tomorrow.