Blacksburg, Va. - Megan Hunter and Sheena Crawley, along with the women's 4x400-meter relay team, broke their own school records at the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier indoor track and field meet Saturday. Both the men's and women's Franklin & Marshall squads were impressive at the meet, representing the only Division III team competing.
For the 4x4 it marks the third meet in a row that the squad has not only broken the F&M record, but the Centennial Conference record as well. The second-place finish of 3:56.53 landed the team second place, and also marked an NCAA provisional qualifying time.
Hunter shattered her own 800-meter record by eight seconds, which dated back to 2008, crossing the finish line in 2:16.65. Her second place finish was just .44 seconds behind Virginia Tech's Erika Weidman.
Crawley, who set the F&M record in the mile earlier this season, set a new time of 5:05.82 to earn a fifth place finish. Samantha Dow from Virginia Tech won the event in 4:53.59.
On the men's side of competition, Nils Michaelis placed seventh in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 23.27 seconds. La'Mont Jackson from Clemson took home top honors in 21.48. In the 400-meter dash, Kwaku Anno ran for 51.49 to place 13th, behind J.C. Smith's Leford Green who ran a time of 46.68 for first place.
The final Diplomat to place at the meet was Ryan Bell, who took home 10th in the mile with a time of 4:24.03. Brian Welch from Virginia Tech placed first in 46.68.
F&M returns to action at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships from March 12-13. Complete results will be made available after completion of each day.