BALTIMORE, Md. – Franklin & Marshall closed out the Centennial Conference (CC) Men's Track and Field Championships on Sunday with two gold medals and several other strong performances. The Diplomats ended the weekend in fifth place overall with 63 points, while Johns Hopkins won a fourth consecutive title with 269.5 points.
-A.J. Bates finished his first CC Outdoor Championships with two strong finishes, including a gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles. His time of 15.55 not only gave him a season-best time, but also the event victory as he beat out Charlie Guan of Hopkins by .02 of a second.
-Logan Lewis struck gold for the second time this weekend, winning the shot put for the third time in as many years. His first-attempt distance of 15.41 meters (50'-6.75") held up as he was the only competitor to record a distance longer than 15 meters.
-Tanner Erisman and Ryan Kozloski continued F&M's dominance in the throws, taking second and fourth in the javelin. Erisman recorded his best effort of the year, marking a distance of 56.91 meters (186'-8") to take silver. Kozloski also recorded a season best, taking fourth with a mark of 54.39 meters (178'-5").
-Bates was back in the points in the 200-meter dash, taking sixth with a time of 22.74.
-Jabari Benjamin represented the Diplomats in the jumps, taking seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 12.39 meters (40-7.75).
The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 25-27 in Geneva, Ohio for those that qualify.