Diplomats Gear Up for CC Champs

Diplomats Gear Up for CC Champs

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

Race time on the 6K course is set to begin at 12:00 p.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. 

The Links You Need 

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 11-straight titles from 2008-18. The Blue Jays enter as the top-ranked team in Division III and Dickinson comes in at No. 5. 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 26-year history. 

The Diplomats have performed well in several events this fall and aim to improve on a seventh-place showing at the 2018 CC Championships. This year, F&M finished third out of 13 teams at the Hood College Open on Oct. 19.

A Look at the Individuals 

Sophomore Alexis Salerno looks to pace the Diplomats at this year's Championships, having been the team's top finisher in three contests and in the team's top-two in all four races in which she participated. Salerno took a second-place individual finish at the Alumni 5K earlier this season with a time of 20:12.

Caelyn Reilly and Tasha Freed of Johns Hopkins check-in as the top returners from last year's CC Champs after finishing second and fourth, respectively. 

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