Season in Review: 2015 Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Season in Review: 2015 Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Schedule/Results | Updated Outdoor Records 

In the 2015 spring season, Franklin & Marshall's men's track & field team put together one of its best performances in the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships, accumulating 100 points to place third and tying its best finish in the outdoor championship since 1996. The Diplomats won eight medals that included four gold, two silver, and two bronze.

Evan Friend '16 won two events at the championships, the 100-meter dash at 11.05 and the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.29. In the shot put, Logan Lewis '18 took home gold with a distance of 50'-11.00", while Michael Hoffman '18 won two silver medals with second-place spots in the 110-hurdles (15.22) and 400-hurdles (56.27). 

A team of Lewis, Hoffman, Brad Krell '16, and Friend won bronze in the 4x100 relay and Luk Olenginski '15 finished with a bronze medal in the 1500-meter run at 3:57.87.

Back in March, F&M captured its first Little Three Title since 2005 when the Diplomats (136) edged out Gettysburg (134) by two points. F&M put together several top performances throughout the day, as a team of Leo Generali '15, John Vallachi '18, Phil Johnson '15, and Greg Olenginski '15 earned first-place points in the 4x800 relay and broke the previous meet record with a time of 8:09.67. Friend, L. Olenginski, and Lewis all earned first-place spots.

At the Delaware Open on April 11, the Diplomats placed sixth out of 15 teams, led by Lewis' first-place finish in the shot put at 48.' Vincent Acosta '15 was close behind in second at 41'-08.50", while Ryan Kozloski '17 was second in the javelin with a throw of 147'-04.00".

At Swarthmore's Last Chance Meet on May 11, L. Olenginski broke the school record in the 800-meter run, surpassing his own previous record of 1.53.44 with a time of 1.53.25.