WESTFIELD, Mass. – Franklin & Marshall opened competition at the 2016 ECAC Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Westfield State University, with four men and two women taking the stage for the Diplomats. After day one the men have three points, while the women tallied 3.5.
Rebecca Swisher earned the highest finish of the day for F&M, taking third place in the pole vault. She cleared a height of 3.86 meters (12'-8"), giving her the seventh-best performance in her nation this year and a personal best this season.
Morgan Gray was the only other woman in action for the Diplomats, competing in the triple jump. The senior marked a distance of 10.78 meters (35'-4.5"), good for 12th place.
Ryan Kozloski posted the highest finish for the F&M men, taking sixth in the javelin with a toss of 56.40 meters (185'-.5") and earning three points for the Diplomats. Tanner Erisman took ninth in the event, recording a throw of 55.71 meters (182'-9.25").
Michael Hoffman will go for gold tomorrow in the 110-meter hurdles after posting the eighth-fastest time in today's preliminaries. The sophomore clocked a time of 14.99 to earn a place in tomorrow's finals. Evan Friend was also in action, just missing out on the finals of the 100-meter dash after posting a time of 10.97.
The Diplomats return to action tomorrow at day two of the ECAC Championships, beginning at 11:00 a.m.