Boelter, Allen, Smith lead list of 2019 All-HCAC award winners for Transylvania track and field

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Lexington, Ky. – After authoring one of Transylvania track & field's most successful championship meets in recent history, junior Rian Boelter, freshman Taylor Allen and senior Graham Smith have been selected to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's All-HCAC First Team.

The HCAC released the list of conference postseason award-winners on Thursday with Allen, Boelter, and Smith headlining the list following their championship performances this past weekend in Cincinnati, Ohio at the 2019 HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Along with these three conference champions, senior Malik Jackson was named to the All-HCAC Second Team for men's track while seniors Olivia KeeNathan McCullough, and freshman Jacob Burnam were selected as All-HCAC Honorable Mention.

Boelter, a junior from Hebron, Kentucky (Conner HS), captured the women's triple jump conference title with a Transylvania record-breaking jump of 10.87 meters. The junior also placed fifth in the women's long jump event with a jump of 5.02 meters, fifth in the women's high jump with a leap of 1.50 meters, and fifth in the women's javelin throw with a final throw of 30.96 meters.

Allen, a freshman from Louisville, Kentucky (Assumption HS) capped off a stellar freshman season with a conference title in the women's 400-meter dash. Allen's sprinted to first place in 58.72 seconds, a new Transylvania program record.

Smith, a senior from Nicholasville, Kentucky (Lexington Christian Academy) repeated as the HCAC Champion in the men's javelin throw with a season-best throw of 59.47, a new Transylvania school record. 

Jackson, a senior from Lexington, Kentucky (Tates Creek GS) completed his Transylvania career with a second-place finish in the men's triple jump event at last weekend's conference championships. Jackson earned the runner-up position with a 13.36-meter performance in the finals.

Kee, a senior from Greenup, Kentucky (Rose Hill HS) turned in a pair of strong performances on Saturday as she finished third in the women's 400-meter hurdles (1:07.63) and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.90).

McCullough, a senior from Lexington, Kentucky, (Lafayette HS) wrapped up his collegiate career with a third-place showing in the men's triple jump (13.03 meters), while Burnam, a freshman from Louisville, Kentucky (Trinity HS), finished third in the men's 800-meter run with a time of 2.00.34.

Boelter, Burnam, and Smith will be back in action on Saturday, May 4 as they compete at the Tennessee Challenge in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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