Patton named HCAC Indoor T&F Freshman of the Year

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RICHMOND, Ind. – Earlham College first year Jake Patton was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Men's Freshman of the Year, after his performances at Saturday's HCAC Indoor T&F Championships in Defiance, Ohio.

Patton garnered 14.5 of Earlham's 57 points at Saturday's championship, after his second-place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.86 seconds) and his third-place showing in the triple jump (42-9). He also earned Second Team All-HCAC honors by virtue of his 60m hurdles result.

Earlham men's track & field had six All-HCAC selections out of Saturday's HCAC meet. Joining Patton on the All-HCAC teams were:

First Team All-HCAC (first-place finisher)
Austin Burt, Fr., Warrensburg, Mo. (distance medley relay & 3000m)
Emanuel Faria, So., Atlanta, Ga. (distance medley relay)
Michael Grady, So, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. (distance medley relay)
Ian Shriner, So., Portland, Ore. (distance medley relay)

Second Team All-HCAC (second-place finisher)
Jake Patton, Fr., Harrisville, Pa. (60m hurdles)

Honorable Mention All-HCAC (third-place finisher)
Drew Fitzgibbon, So., Cincinnati, Ohio (4x400m relay w/ Michael Grady, Ian Shriner, and Emanuel Faria)

Christopher M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship Team
Wesley Smith, So., Granville, Ohio

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