Swisher Breaks Own Record in Pole Vault

Swisher Breaks Own Record in Pole Vault

SELINSGROVE, Pa. - Rebecca Swisher set a new school record in the pole vault for the second straight week to highlight five first-place finishes for the Franklin & Marshall women's track & field team at the Crusader Outdoor Classic hosted by Susquehanna on Saturday. There was no team scoring in the event.

A week after vaulting to a new school mark of 11'-00" at last week's Little Three Meet, Swisher once again re-set the school record with a vault of 11'-06.5" to take home first in the event.

Sheena Crawley, Olivia Bendit, Martha Stefaniak, and Arielle Van Wingerden also recorded top placings for F&M in the meet.

Crawley turned in a meet-record time of 2:12.50 to grab first in the 800 meters, and also placed second in the 400 at 59.95. Bendit secured a first-place finish in the 200 meters at 26.50, while also claiming third in the 100 at 13.16.

Stefaniak nabbed gold in the discus with a throw of 119'-06", followed closely in second by Livia Meneghin with a mark of 118'-01". Meneghin secured third in the shot put with a mark of 35'-10.75", and Stefaniak took sixth at 33'-06.75".

Van Wingerden registered the other top placing for the Diplomats on the day, tossing the javelin 125'-01".

Morgan Gray turned in a second-place finish in the triple jump with a mark of 33'-09.5". Hannah Metheny also recorded a top-three finish for F&M, taking third in the hammer throw with a mark of 111'-10".

The Diplomats return to Susquehanna next Saturday for the Jim Taylor Invitational.