Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Season in Review: 2015-16 Men’s Indoor Track & Field

LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall finished the indoor track & field season with a fifth-place finish at the Centennial Conference Championship.

Evan Friend '16 picked up two gold medals, racing to a first-place finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.02 and in the 200-meters when he crossed at 22.15.  Later in the month, Friend competed in his first NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and posted a time of 22.37, placing 13th in the 200-meter dash. 

Logan Lewis '18 won gold at the CC Indoor Championships, as the sophomore's throw of 52'-1.75" in the shot put also reset the meet record. Lewis re-broke the CC indoor record at the NCAA Championships, unleashing an effort of 16.40 meters (53'-9.75") that landed him in ninth place in his first trip to the national stage.

Michael Hoffman '18 earned silver in the 60-meter hurdles for the second-straight season with a time of 8.42 at the conference championships. The 4x400 relay team of Friend, Hoffman, Jinxin Chen '18 and Brad Krell '16 took third crossing the finish line in 3:28.10. 

At the Robert J. Kane Invitational hosted by Cornell University on Jan. 30, Friend was the highest Division III finisher in the 200-meter dash with a fourth-place effort. Friend continued his dominant indoor season picking up gold at the Deschriver Invitational and the Monmouth Collegiate Open, before finishing third at the Princeton Invitational where he competed against runners primarily from Division I institutions.