GREENWOOD, IN – Anderson University’s Alex Friske (McHenry, Ill./H.S.) and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) have been named 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Friske led the Ravens to a second place finish at the meet, while Evans helped the Engineers place fourth at the meet held at Franklin College on April 27-28.
Friske, a sophomore for the Ravens, won three events at the HCAC Championships. She won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.59 and the 200-meter dash in 27.32 seconds. She also finished first in the 100-meter hurdles, earning a time of 15.94.
Evans, a junior on the Rose squad, claimed two first place finishes at the meet to pace the Engineers’ fourth place finish. The junior won the high jump with a leap of 1.68 meters and claimed first in the long jump with a mark of 5.28 meters. Evans also placed second in the triple jump (10.60 meters).
Also receiving recognition for her efforts at the meet is Hanover’s Briahna Chambers (Bell, Tex./Ellison). The freshman earned the Freshman Athlete of the Year award after leading the Panthers to the school’s second-straight women’s outdoor track and field championship. Chambers earned a pair of second place finishes and a third place finish at the meet. The freshman finished second in the 200-meter dash (27.88) and the long jump (4.97 meters), while placing third in the 100-meter dash (13.79).
Hanover’s Brian Power was named the HCAC Coach of the Year after leading the Panthers to the team title. Power, in his first season as head coach for the Panthers, led HC to their second-consecutive women’s outdoor track and field conference championship, garnering 158 points.
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