BALTIMORE, Md. – Logan Lewis opened the Centennial Conference (CC) Track and Field Championships by taking gold in the hammer throw on Friday afternoon. Lewis' victory highlighted day one of competition for Franklin & Marshall, which featured limited action from the men's and women's teams.
At the end of day one, the F&M men stand in third place with 16 points, while Johns Hopkins leads with 34. The Diplomat women narrowly missed out on scoring on day one, with Hopkins leading at the end of the day at 32 points.
-With his toss of 45.70 meters (149'-11"), Lewis became the inaugural CC men's hammer throw champion, as 2017 marks the first year the event was contested at the meet. He was the only competitor to record a distance longer than 44 meters.
-Ramon Williams and Ryan Kozloski backed up Lewis in a strong team showing, with Williams taking fourth at 41.72 meters (136'-10"). Kozloski followed in eighth with an effort of 36.29 meters (119'-1").
-Najee Mendes recorded the top finish of the day for the Diplomat women, also in the hammer. Her distance of 31.38 meters (102-'-11") was good for ninth place, just outside of the points.
-George Pekeshe was the only participant in the men's pole vault for F&M, taking 10th with a height of 3.60 meters (11'-9.75").
-Sabrina Piccinini represented the Diplomats in the women's pole vault, taking 11th at 2.45 meters (8'-.5").
F&M returns for day two of the CC Championships tomorrow at 8:45 a.m.