GREENCASTLE, Indiana – The Earlham College track and field team tallied five top-three finishes at the Indiana Division III Championships hosted by DePauw University on Saturday.
On the women's side, sophomore Rachel Wilkins placed third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:29.08, finishing less than five seconds behind the top Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) finisher – Brittany Ferrell of Hanover College.
Senior Hannah Franklin also placed third in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing the event in 1:07.61. She finished just three tenths of a second behind Kenna Hunter of Hanover for second place.
Junior Annalee Wilson rounded out the women's performers with a third-place finish in the pole vault. Wilson vaulted an even 10' 0" for the day.
As a team, the Quaker women placed eighth with 35 points. Hanover won the meet on the women's side with a team score of 153 points.
On the men's side, junior Marcaus Cooper had the top individual finish for the Quakers with a second place effort in the triple jump. Cooper jumped 44' 8" to finish behind Trey Sikes of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Senior Gabriel Penk took the bronze medal in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:15.56. Blake Harris of Manchester University was the top HCAC finisher, beating Penk by just over two seconds.
As a team, the Earlham men finished ninth with 15 team points.
The Quakers have a week off before heading to Anderson University for the HCAC Outdoor Championships on April 28-29.