Men's track finishes eighth at HCAC Indoor meet

Michael Grady hands off the baton to Ian Shriner at an indoor track event.

ANDERSON, Ind. – Earlham College men's track and field captured one first place relay finish and an additional top-three finish on its way to placing eighth out of 10 teams at the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, held Saturday at Anderson University's Kardatzke Wellness Center.

The Quakers won the HCAC championship in the distance medley relay, as the team of Ian Shriner, Michael Grady, Emanuel Faria, and Nate Papachristos posted a time of 10:43.65.

Papachristos also gave Earlham a second-place finish in the men's 800m run with a time of 1:59.60 – less than a second off the pace set by the winner, Rose-Hulman's Aaron Lannoy, and just .12 seconds ahead of the third-place finisher.

Earlham had a fourth-place showing in the 4 x 400m relay, as the team of Shriner, Grady, Papachristos, and Faria ran to a time of 3:32.16.

As a team, Earlham men's track garnered 29 points on its way to eighth place. Rose-Hulman won the 2018 HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championship with 220 points, well ahead of second-place Anderson University with 111 points.

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