Franklin & Marshall's women's cross country team continued its upward trajectory in its 2018 campaign, tallying two top-5 finishes on the year, as well as a 29th-place showing at the NCAA Mid-East Regionals on Nov. 10.
The Diplomats were led by a strong first-year class this season. Laura Greene '22 paced the squad at NCAA Regionals, finishing 136th out 340 runners with a time of 25:51.00. Greene also led F&M at the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Oct. 27th, taking 43rd with a 24:31.2 finish.
Elizabeth O'Connell '22 and Alexis Salerno '22 also delivered top finishes this season. O'Connell paced the Diplomats at the Hood College Invitational on Oct. 13, helping the team to a 3rd-place finish out of 11 teams with a time of 24:37.6, which was good for 16th. Salerno got the top spot on Sept. 29 at the Cathcart Invite, taking 16th out of 102 runners with a 23:42.3 race.
Emma Frazier '21 picked up where she left off after her rookie season, leading the team as one of the top runners. Frazier was the second Diplomat to cross the finish line at regionals, taking 159th with a time of 26:18.