CARLISLE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's track team opened competition at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Saturday, turning in several high-qualifying performances to set the stage for a big day three tomorrow. The Diplomats ended the day in eighth place with eight points, put appear ready to jump up the standings on Sunday.
Logan Lewis earned all eight of F&M's points on the day, taking second in the discus. His toss of 45.96 meters (150'-9.5") was good for an ECAC qualifying distance and a silver medal as Gettysburg's Andre Hinds took the gold.
Evan Friend made his mark in his final CC Championships, qualifying first in the 200-meter dash and breaking the meet record with a career-best time of 21.62. Brad Krell also qualified for tomorrow's finals, recording a time of 22.80. That duo was also in action in the 100-meter qualifiers, where Friend again qualified first after clocking a time of 11.07. He will be joined there by Krell, who qualified sixth with a time of 11.39 and will look to reach the podium tomorrow as well.
Michael Hoffman began his quest for conference gold as well, beginning in the 110-meter hurdles where he qualified second and earn an ECAC bid with a mark of 15.39. In the 400-meter hurdles his time of 57.17 was the fifth fastest, putting him in the hunt in tomorrow's finals.
The Diplomats get back on the track tomorrow for day three of the CC Championships at 11:00 a.m.