TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Members of the Franklin College track and field teams headed west on Friday (Apr. 20) night for their final regular season meet of the year at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Invitational.
Several Grizzlies recorded top-10 finishes on the night at the crowded event, as both squads picked up eighth place finishes in their final meet before the conference championships.
Once again, the top finisher on the men's side was senior Nathan Adams. The Indianapolis-native took second in his specialty event, the hammer throw, with a heave of 52.51 meters. It marks the second straight week Adams has earned a runner-up finish in the hammer.
Fellow senior Nick Uhl turned in a strong showing in the javelin, taking third place with a toss of 50.76 meters. Noah Dahlquist would add a fifth-place finish in the high jump (1.75m) and a seventh-place finish in the hammer throw (40.16m). Lamonte Richardson claimed ninth place in the long jump with a leap of 6.08 meters.
Sarah Miller was the top finisher for the Franklin women after earning a fourth-place finish in the javelin throw at 30.08 meters. Hunter Fields earned a share of sixth place in the high jump after clearing the 1.40-meter park. Laura Worthington claimed a pair of eighth place finishes in the hammer throw (39.38m) and the discus (32.44m).
On the track, Morgan Clarke continued her strong debut campaign. The freshman took fifth place in the 100-meter dash (13.08) and sixth in the 200-meter dash (27.00). Grace Esterline closed out the event with a ninth-place finish in the 1500-meter run, clocking in at a time of 5:12.49.
Franklin will have one week to prepare for the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The event gets started on Friday (Apr. 27) afternoon at 3:00 p.m. in Terre Haute, Ind.