GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Jake Gomolinski won two individual gold medals and anchored the record-setting 4x100m relay team to become the first Franklin & Marshall male athlete to garner Outstanding Track Performer honors at the 2008 Centennial Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday.
The Diplomats tallied three gold medals on the men's side to earn seventh place with total 75.5 points, while the women had two first-place finishes to end in sixth place (45 points). Haverford won its 15th straight championship, edging out Gettysburg 215-169 for the men's title. The Fords also won the women's crown with a score of 184
The men's 4x100m relay team set a meet and program record with a time of 42.30 in the first event of the day. Steven Tracy ran the first and handed off to Kwaku Anno, who passed the baton to Freddy Martino and Gomolinski crossed the finish line to break the conference record by three hundredths of a second.
Gomolinski earned his second gold medal of the day, edging out defending champion Brandon Evans from Ursinus in the 100m by one hundredths of a second with a time of 10.95. Tracy took home the bronze with third in the 100m (11.02). Gomolinski turned his second place in the preliminaries of the 200m into first place for his third gold medal with a time of 22.00.
After helping the 4x100m relay team, Martino won the bronze medal with a third-place finish in the triple jump with a height of 44-6, while Anno came in fifth with a jump of 41-6.
Megan Hunter was a double medalist, striking gold in the 400m and taking silver in the 200m. In the 400m, she hit the NCAA provisional mark of 57.42 and broke the school record she set yesterday in the preliminaries. Hunter took second place in the 200m with a time of 26.28.
Alyssa Catalano beat out the field in the shot put for the gold medal, going the distance of 39-04.50 on her third throw of the day. Erin Gleason (Bayonne, NJ/Mount Saint Dominion) followed in fifth with a toss of 37-00.50.
Mike Arnold, who took fifth in the preliminaries of the 110m hurdles, finished in the same spot in the finals with a time of 15.77.