Franklin College athletes earn conference honors

Franklin College juniors Patrick Ellis and Anna Murdock have been recognized as Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Track and Field Athletes of the Week for outstanding performances at Saturday’s Indiana Division III Championships.

Ellis and Murdock helped lead the Grizzlies to third-place team finishes in their respective meets.

Ellis is the Men’s Field Athlete of the Week after recording victories in the triple jump and long jump events, with distances that rank among the nation’s best this outdoor season. His 47 feet, ¼ inch performance in the triple jump is the eighth-best Division III performance, while his winning long jump (23-2¾) ranks 14th in the country.

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