2018 F&M Men’s Cross Country Season Preview

2018 F&M Men’s Cross Country Season Preview

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LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's men's cross country team is set to begin the 2018 season with their annual Alumni 5K at the home on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The Diplomats look to build on another strong year after finishing 26th at last year's NCAA Mid-East Regionals. 

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Athletes to Watch

Losing no seniors to graduation last year, the Diplomats return all seven of their starting runners and a good portion of their alternates. A one-member first-year class joins the ranks to help this Diplomat squad pick up where they left off last year.

Spencer Lyman – Sr.
Pat Manion – Sr.
Ryan Kiger – Sr.
Bryce Williams – Sr.
Ryan Braun – So.

Lyman led the Diplomats in the top spot last year. The senior delivered the highest finish at last year's Mideast Regionals, taking 70th with a time 26:49.6. Manion remained consistent in the No. 3 spot last season, recording a season-best at Mideast Regionals (27:31.0).

The Road Ahead  

The men's cross country team begins its fall season by hosting the annual Alumni 5K with Millersville at Baker Campus on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 10:00 a.m. The Little Three Meet takes place on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6:00 p.m. and will be hosted by Gettysburg.

Haverford will host the men's Centennial Conference Championships, which take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11:00 a.m., while the NCAA Mid-East Regionals are set for Saturday, Nov. 10 at 11:00 a.m. and are being hosted by DeSales.

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