2014 Women's Track & Field Season Preview

2014 Women's Track & Field Season Preview

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LANCASTER, Pa. - With several participants scoring points in the Centennial Conference (CC) indoor championships last month, the women's track & field squad consisting mainly of underclassmen looks to continue to develop into a strong team for this year's outdoor season.

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2014 Diplomats

With the loss of Kristen Marinaccio and All-American Sheena Crawley, the Diplomats will look to fill those shoes with multiple athletes that compete in different events. In the CC Indoor Championships in February, Samantha Greenberg, Rebecca Swisher, and Morgan Gray earned medals for F&M, while the 4x200 relay team of Olivia Bendit, Gray, Maya Jackson, and Greenberg also earned points for the Diplomats.

On day one of the CC Indoor Championships, Greenberg broke the school record in the pentathlon with 2,716 points. Day two featured Swisher winning gold for the second year in a row in the pole vault with a height of 11'-5.75", while Gray took silver in the triple jump at 35'-4.5". 

The roster is made up of mostly freshmen and sophomores, but 11th-year coach Carl Schnabel says captains Kimberly Hilfrank and Greenberg will look to keep a young team focused and guide the talented squad. 

Key Returners

Samantha Greenberg - Sr.

Kimberly Hilfrank - Jr.

Rebecca Swisher - So.

Morgan Gray - So.

The Road Ahead

F&M begins its outdoor season when the Diplomats host the Little Three, which is tentatively scheduled for March 22. Another meet that highlights the schedule is the All-American Meet at East Stroudsburg University on April 19 and the Paul Keiser Classic at Shippensburg University on April 26, while the CC Championships will take place on May 3-4.

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