Pioneer track and field athletes claim HCAC awards

Pioneer track and field athletes claim HCAC awards

Greenwood, Ind. – After culminating his final indoor season with two first-place finishes at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, Transylvania track and field senior Cole Green has been named the HCAC Men's Track Athlete of the Year.

Green, a senior from Oak Ridge, Tennessee (Oak Ridge HS) captured victory in the men's 60 meters and 200 meters races at last Saturday's HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana. Green won the 60 meters in 6.90 seconds, which tied a meet record for the event.

In addition to setting a record in the 60 meters, Green took first place in the 200 meters in 22.28 seconds, which also broke the meet record in that event.

Green also teamed up with a trio of Pioneer underclassmen to finish fourth in the men's 4 x 200 meter relay.

In winning the two former races, Green successfully defended his title in those events from a year ago. Green is also the reigning HCAC Indoor and Outdoor Men's Track Athlete of the Year.

In addition to Green, Transylvania seniors Jordin Fender and Taylor Sanders were each named to the All-HCAC First Team on the women's side.

Fender won both the 60 and 200-meter dash in last weekend's HCAC meet, defending her titles in both events from last season. Later in the day Fender captured the 60-meter hurdles crown with a time of 8.92 seconds, a new meet record.

Sanders capped off her indoor career with a first-place finish in the shot put competition, winning with a final throw of 12.20 meters.

Sophomore Nathan McCullough earned All-HCAC Second Team honors for the Pioneers, thanks to a second-place finish in the men's triple jump competition at last week's meet.

Malik Jackson, a sophomore on Transylvania's men's Track and Field team, earned All-HCAC Honorable Mention by placing third in the men's triple jump competition. Jackson was also a member of the Pioneers 4 x 200 relay team that finished fourth at the HCAC Championships.

Transylvania also had two athletes named to the HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team; McCullough was named to the men's All-Sportsmanship Team, while freshman Zoe Jessie was selected to the women's All-Sportsmanship Team.

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