GREENCASTLE, Ind. (March 18, 2017) – The Franklin College men's track and field team placed eighth at Saturday's Indiana Division III Championships at DePauw University.
The meet was highlighted by several strong field performances and a record-breaking performance by Franklin athletes.
Junior Nathan Adams broke the school record in the hammer throw with a throw of 44.83 meters. The record of 44.82 meters had previously been held by Quinton Terrell. Adams placed eighth in the event.
Franklin had three top finishers in the javelin throw. Sophomore Alex Smith and Logan Feigel placed fourth (42.81 meters) and sixth (42.02 meters), respectively. Junior Nick Uhl placed eighth with a throw of 41.79 meters.
Freshman Reed Sauter had a solid race, placing eighth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.81 seconds.
Freshman Tyler Doty and senior Nathan Stapes placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the 400-meter hurdles in times of 58.01 and 58.45. Doty also placed second high jump (1.84 meters).
Rose-Hulman won the team championship with a score 211.50, followed by Wabash (179), Trine (107), DePauw (94.50), Anderson (65), Manchester (42), Hanover (35) and Franklin (30).
Franklin The team returns to action April 21 at the Rose-Hulman Twilight at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology.