Women's fourth-place finish highlights finale at HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Women's fourth-place finish highlights finale at HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Franklin, Ind. – The Transylvania track and field team officially completed their 2017 journey through Heartland Collegiate Athletic Competition as it wrapped up the HCAC Outdoor Championships Wednesday on the campus of Franklin College.

Resuming competition after action ceased early on Saturday due to inclement weather at nearby HCAC neighbor Anderson University, the Pioneers completed events in women and men's javelin, as well as the 10,000 meter distance races.

Transylvania junior Elizabeth Deaton picked up points with a sixth-place finish in the grueling women's 10000 meter run, crossing the line in 41:38.62. Transylvania freshman Gunnar Eaton finished ninth in the men's javelin with a 42.72 meter throw, while freshman Rian Boelter placed ninth in the women's javelin.

The Transylvania women's team finished up a fourth-place showing out of 10 teams, while the Pioneer men checked in at seventh place once Wednesday's action had concluded. The women's fourth-place team showing ties their program record for their highest placing at the HCAC Outdoor Championships, matching their finish at the 2015 HCAC Outdoors. The men's squad tallied 45.5 points for the championships, which is their highest mark ever totaled in program history.

The Pioneers continue their season beyond HCAC competition this Saturday, April 6 as they compete at the Kentucky Relays at the University of Kentucky.

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