Franklin and Wilkins Lead the Way for Track and Field at HCAC Championships

Photo by Anderson Sports Information
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ANDERSON, Indiana – Senior Hannah Franklin and sophomore Rachel Wilkins each scored in two events highlighted the Earlham College track and field team's performance on the second day of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

On the women's side, Franklin finished second and seventh in the 400-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles respectively. The Lynn, Indiana native posted a personal best time of 1:06.39 in the 400-hurdles, losing to Kenna Hunter of Hanover College by just over half of a second. She finished the 100-hurdles in 17.04 seconds.

Wilkins placed third in the 1,500-meter run with a personal best time of 4:55.01, Manchester University's Hannah Wappes and Mariah Jordan finished in the top two spots. Wilkins also took fourth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:27.03, finishing less than two seconds behind Anne Boxeth of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for third place.

Freshman Angelica Carpio picked up a point for the team by finishing in a tie for seventh place in the high jump. Both the Quakers' relay teams also placed in the top eight including a fourth-place finish in the 4-x-400-meter relay (sophomore Lydia Harvey, Wilkins, Franklin, and senior Sophia Richard) with a time of 4:15.65.

As a team, the women stand in seventh place with 34.5 points.

On the men's side, junior Marcaus Cooper finished tied for fifth in both the high jump and the triple jump. Senior Gabriel Penk placed sixth in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 15:46.16. The Quakers' 4-x-100-meter relay team scored an eighth place finish with a time of 46.39.

The Earlham men are in ninth place with 11.5 points.

Due to weather, the javelin and 10,000-meter run in both genders will be held on Wednesday at Franklin College.

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