HAVERFORD, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's cross country team is ready to compete at this Saturday's Centennial Conference (CC) Championships, hosted by Haverford.
Race time on the 6K course is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. A team and individual champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the event with an awards ceremony taking place near the main tent.
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F&M History at Championships
- Top Finish – 4th (2005)
- Number of Top-Five Team Finishes – 6
- Last Top-Five Team Finish – 4th (2005)
- Individual Champions – 1 – Jamie Kendig (1994)
- All-CC Selections – 10
- Last All-CC Selection – Sheena Crawley (2012)
A Look at the Teams
Johns Hopkins has dominated the Championships as of late, taking the past eight titles from 2008-15. The Blue Jays enter as the top-ranked team in Division III. Prior to Johns Hopkins' run, Dickinson was the top team from 2000-07, while Haverford (3), McDaniel (1) and Gettysburg (1) have also captured team titles in the Conference's 23-year history.
The Diplomats have performed well in several events this fall and aim to improve on and eighth-place showing at the 2015 CC Championships. This year, F&M has taken the team title at both the PSU-Abington Invitational on Sept. 17 (1st out of 10 Teams) and the Alvernia Invitational on Oct. 15 (1st out of 4 Teams).
A Look at the Individuals
Grace Adams figures to lead the way for F&M. She recorded a pair of second-place finishes for the Diplomats this season at both the PSU-Abington Invitational (22:52.5) and the Alvernia Invitational (25:56.6).
Tess Meehan (Johns Hopkins) returns as last year's Individual Championship, along with teammate Caroline Smith who took fourth, to pace a stacked field of runners.
Dickinson's Sofia Canning was fifth last season, while Haverford's Katie Sullivan (sixth) and Muhlenberg's Jamie Pacilio (seventh) also return as former All-CC First Team selections.
Following the Conference Championships, the Diplomats close out the year with the NCAA Mid-East Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11:00 a.m. The event is being hosted by DeSales.