NEWS | Grizzly Quartet Named to All-Conference Teams

Photo courtesy of Chad Williams
Photo courtesy of Chad Williams

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Four members of the Franklin College track and field teams were named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) All-Conference teams on Thursday afternoon after hitting the podium in their respective events at last weekend's HCAC Championships.

Senior Matt Stienke and junior Clayton Brumfield were named First Team All-HCAC after winning at least one event. Senior Kelsey Bowling was a Second Team All-HCAC choice while junior Lamonte Richardson was an Honorable Mention selection. Additionally, junior Amanda McKinney and freshman Evan Hosea were named Franklin's representatives on the Christopher M. Ragsdale All-Sportsmanship teams.

Stienke claimed his spot on the first team after claiming first place in the finals of the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 15.55 seconds. He becomes a three-time First Team All-HCAC selection, adding this to his two First Team selections from past indoor seasons.

Brumfield repeated as HCAC champion in the 1500-meter run, clocking in at 3:56.71 to set a new program record and best the previous best time at the conference championships by .07 seconds. The Greenfield, Ind.-native is now a four-time First Team All-HCAC selection, with two event wins in the mile during indoor season and a pair of wins in the 1500 during the outdoor championships.

Bowling was named Second Team All-HCAC for the first time in her career after taking second place in the triple jump with a leap of 10.16 meters. Prior to last weekend, Bowling was a five-time Honorable Mention All-HCAC selection across the indoor and outdoor seasons over the last four years.

Richardson became an Honorable Mention All-HCAC selection for the first time in his career thanks to his performance in the javelin last weekend. The Beech Grove, Ind.-native placed third in the event with a personal best throw of 47.60 meters.