F&M Heads to Gettysburg for CC Champs

F&M Heads to Gettysburg for CC Champs

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's men's cross country team will compete at Saturday's Centennial Conference (CC) Championships, hosted by Gettysburg.

Race time on the 8K 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 – 2nd (1993, 1996, 1997)
  • Number of Top-Five Team Finishes – 8 
  • Last Top-Five Team Finish – 5th (2014)
  • Individual Champions – 2 - Steve Monaco (1993), Frank McCartney (1999)
  • All-CC Selections – 9
  • Last All-CC Selection – Frank McCartney (1999) 

A Look at the Teams

Sunday's race will be the 27th all-time. Haverford (No. 23 in Division III) took 23 titles during that stretch with only Dickinson (2008, 2009) and Johns Hopkins (2013) ever supplanting the Fords. The Blue Jays enter with the nation's No. 5 ranking, while Dickinson sits 31st.  

F&M found success throughout the year and will look to improve on a ninth-place (254 points) showing at the 2018 Championships. The Diplomats took home third out of 15 teams at the Hood Invitational on Oct. 19 earlier this season.

A Look at the Individuals

David Schwartz was the top-finishing Diplomat in four of the team's five competitions this season. The first-year finished in the top-10 overall against Lebanon Valley and at the Alumni 5K with Millersville.

Stephen Finck had the top time of any returner at last year's CC Championships with a 65th-overall finish.

Jared Pangalozzi and Andrew King of Johns Hopkins return as the third and fourth-place finishers from last year's CC Championships.

Up Next  

Following the Conference Championships, the Diplomats close out the year with the NCAA Mid-East Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:00 a.m. The event is being hosted by Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa.