Stefaniak Nabs Gold in Discus
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Martha Stefaniak won the discus to headline the Franklin & Marshall women's track & field team's performance on day two of the Centennial Conference (CC) Championships on Saturday at Ursinus. The Diplomats concluded day two in seventh place with 19 points.
Johns Hopkins continues to lead the team scoring with 64.5 points, followed by Dickinson (54) and Ursinus (46.5).
Stefaniak was one of three Diplomats to earn points on the day, adding 10 points to the F&M total with a first-place finish in the discus. The junior cruised past the field, beating the second-place finisher, Swarthmore's Osazenoriuwa Ebose, by exactly six feet with a throw of 127'-05".
Kristen Marinaccio took sixth in the long jump at 16'-00.50" to give F&M three points, while Samantha Greenberg notched four points by grabbing fifth in the heptathlon. Greenberg completed the final three heptathlon events on Saturday, delivering a second-place mark in the 800 meters at 2:30.95, while placing seventh and 11th in the long jump and javelin, respectively.
Several Diplomats advanced to Sunday's final heats after solid showings in today's preliminary races. Regan moved on in the 400 meters with a second-place qualifying finish, while Crawley advanced in the 800 after taking third in the prelims.
Regan and Ariel Leftkovits both finished in the top eight to move on in the 200 meters, Marinaccio made it to Sunday's 400 meter hurdles finals, and Samantha Walmer nabbed the last qualifying spot in the 100 meter hurdles.
The Diplomats return to action tomorrow for day three of the CC Championships beginning at 11:00 am.