GREENCASTLE, Ind. – For the second straight week, the Franklin College track and field teams headed to Blackstock Stadium on the campus of DePauw University, this time for the 2018 Indiana Division III Championships on Saturday afternoon.
For the second straight week, one program record fell and a second was on the verge of falling. The Franklin women picked up 45 points while the men finished the day with 29 points.
For the second straight week, Franklin senior thrower Nathan Adams re-wrote the program record book. Adams bested his previous program record in the hammer throw with a toss of 54.79 meters, good for second place on the day.
The Franklin men picked up one more runner-up finish, coming in the 110-meter hurdles when Matt Stienke finished with a time of 15.34. Nick Uhl claimed third place in the javelin with a toss of 47.21 meters. Uhl would add an 11th place finish in the 100-meter dash (11.42). Lamonte Richardson took sixth place in the long jump with a leap of 6.09 meters.
The Franklin women got a trio of top-five finishes from freshman Morgan Clarke. After taking second place in the 100-meter dash with a clip of 12.64, Clarke came within .01 seconds of the program record in the 200-meter dash, clocking in with a time of 26.28 seconds. She would add a fifth-place finish in the long jump later with a jump of 4.78 meters.
Sarah Miller collected the Grizzlies' top finish in field events, taking fourth place in the javelin (30.52m). Miller would add top-10 finishes in the 100-meter dash (8th/13.22) and the 200-meter dash (9th/27.36).
Laura Worthington earned a sixth-place finish in the discus (32.09) and seventh in the hammer throw (38.99). Hunter Fields placed eighth in the shot put (9.32m), a finish matched by Amanda McKinney in the discus (28.71m).
On the track, Grace Esterline earned a sixth-place finish in the 1500-meter run with a time of 5:24.63. The Grizzlies' 4x100-meter team of Clarke, Miller, Emily Walker and Lacey Siderewicz took third place overall with a time of 51.58 seconds.
The Grizzlies will wrap up their regular season next Friday (Apr. 20), traveling to Terre Haute, Ind. for the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet. Start time is set for 4:30 p.m.