Diplomats Head to Ursinus for CC Championships

Diplomats Head to Ursinus for CC Championships

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COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall heads to Ursinus on Friday to kick off the three-day Centennial Conference (CC) Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Competition begins Friday at 1:00 p.m., and continues on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

The Diplomats continued to improve last season with a sixth-place finish, totaling 68 points. Johns Hopkins tallied its eighth-straight title with 202.5 points.

Medal Hunt

Alyssa Ward looks to return to the podium in her senior campaign after taking gold in all three jumping events last spring. Ward enters the weekend with the top distance in the conference in the triple jump (11.77m), which is good for 16th across DIII. She also enters as the top seed for the high jump at 1.63m and third in the long jump with a distance of 5.46m.

Ward also leads the Diplomats in the sprints, sitting fourth in the 100m with a time of 12.87 and 10th in the 200m at 27.06.

Sophomore Rachel Wylie also looks to get back on the podium after taking gold in the 400m hurdles and setting a new school record in the process with a time 1:02.22 at last year's championships. Wylie currently sits seventh in the conference with a time of 1:07.13. Senior Aleksandra Kiszka places 11th in the same event with a time of 1:10.55.

Kaitlin Muccio currently sits eighth in the conference in the 400m dash after recording a time of 1:00.66 at the Osprey Open on April 14.

F&M's throwers look to make a splash this year, led by Najee Mendes in the hammer throw, who sits third in the conference with a distance of 37.95m. Jasmin Dixon comes in at fifth in the javelin throw at 35.67m while Lindsey Powers ranks ninth in the shot put with a throw of 11.38m.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 4 
1:00     Dec 100m
            LJ/SP/HJ/400 to Follow
1:00     PV (M)
            PV (W) to follow women
1:30     Hep 100HH
            HJ/SP/200 to follow
2:00     Hammer (M)
4:30     Hammer (W)  
7:00 - 10,000 (W) Tentative
7:50 - 10,000 (M) Tentative

Saturday, May 6
9:00        Dec 110HH
9:35        Dec Disc
10:45      Dec PV
1:00        Dec Jav
2:00        Dec 1500
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9:30        Hep LJ  
10:30     Hep Jav
11:30     Hep 800
***Multi time schedule is estimate only. All events will begin 30 minutes after preceding event.
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11:00     LJ (M)
11:30     Disc (M)
12:00     Steeple (W)
12:00     HJ (W)   
12:25     Steeple (M)
12:50     100 HH Prelims (W)
1:05        110 HH Prelims (M)
1:20        400 Prelims (W)
1:30        LJ (W)    
1:35        400 Prelims (M)
1:50        100 Prelims (W)
2:00        Disc (W)
2:05        100 Prelims (M)
2:20        800 Prelims (W)
2:30        HJ (M)   
2:40        800 Prelims (M)
3:00        400 IH Prelims (W)          
3:20        400 IH Prelims (M)                             
3:40        200 Prelims (W)
3:55        200 Prelims (M)                                                     
4:20        4x800 (W)
4:30        4x800 (M)     

Sunday, May 6
11:00     Jav (W)
11:00     SP (M)
11:00     TJ (M)
11:00     4x100 (W)
11:10     4x100 (M)
11:20     1500 (W)
11:50     1500 (M)
12:20     100 HH Final (W)
12:30     110 HH Final (M)
12:30     5000 SCRATCHES DUE
12:40     400 Final (W)
12:50     400 Final (M)
1:00        SP (W)
1:00        TJ (W)
1:00        100 Final (W)
1:10        100 Final (M)
1:20        800 Final (W)
1:30        800 Final (M)
1:30        Jav (M)
1:40        400 IH Final (W)
1:50        400 IH Final (M)
2:00        200 Final (W)
2:10        200 Final (M)
2:20        5000 (W)
3:05        5000 (M)
3:55        4x400 (W)
4:05        4x400 (M)
4:15        Awards Ceremony