Wins at the PSU-Abington Invitational and the Alvernia Invitational highlighted another strong campaign for the Franklin & Marshall women's cross country team in 2016.
On Sept. 17, the Diplomats came out on top in a field of 10 at PSU-Abington. Grace Adams led the way, taking second place with a time of 22:52.5. Nancy Le (third, 22:53.7) and Abby Grehlinger (eighth, 23:38.0) also finished in the top 10, as F&M placed seven runners in the top 25.
Another strong showing at the DeSales Invitational on Oct. 8, finishing 15th out of 35 teams, previewed the regional meet that was also hosted by DeSales. The Diplomats finished off the season on Nov. 12 at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals, finishing 30th out of 51 teams. Adams posted the highest F&M finish of the day, placing 131st out of 370 competitors with a time of 24:44.