The Diplomats put together another solid year in 2015, capped off by finishing 20th out of 50 teams at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals on Nov. 14. The finish was F&M's best in four years, dating back to 2012. Julia Zielinski led the Diplomats on the day, concluding the six-kilometer course in 23:10.7 to take 36th place overall.
Zielinski again led F&M on Oct. 2 at the Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh. The senior captured 17th place, recording a time of 23:12 and leading the Diplomats to a 19th-place finish out of 43 teams in the women's college white division. Amelia Cadwell also finished in the top 100, clocking a time of 24:54 to claim 91st.
F&M put together a strong team performance at the Gettysburg Invite on Oct. 17, finishing 12th out of 26 teams from divisions, I, II, and III, as well as placing three runners in the top 60. Zielinski came in 11th overall with a time of 23:11, while Grace Adams took 49th at 24:27 and Rachel Weiss finished in 24:46 to earn 59th out of 280 competitors.