Freshman of Year award leads MU all-conference honors

Freshman of Year award leads MU all-conference honors

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University was well-represented on the 2018 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor track and field teams, released Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Coach Brian Cashdollar team, behind a fourth-place finish at Anderson University's Kardatzke Wellness Center Feb. 17, captured the Freshman of the Year accolade. Travis Murr (Franklin, Ind.) added to an impressive first season for the Black and Gold was a member of the third-place 800-meter and fifth-place 4x400 meter relay teams for the Spartans.  He was also runner-up in the 60-meter dash (7.07) and the 200-meter dash (22.67) at the championships.

Along with Murr, sophomore jumps specialist Austin Roberts (Indianapolis, Ind.) earned second-team honors for placing runner-up in the long jump; the trio of senior Harrison Hollis (Lebanon, Ind.), Austin Coughlin (Fairland, Ind.) and freshman Nick Surber (Hebron, Ind.) picked up honorable mention recognition for running on the third-place 4x200 squad; and Hollis was the team's Sportsmanship honoree.

THIRD AU VISIT ON DOCKET: With two weekends remaining on the 2018 regular season calendar, Manchester University seeks improvements on the NCAA Division III performance list Saturday, Feb. 24.

Meet details: The Spartans are among the field at Anderson University's Fred Wilt Invitational … Action gets underway at 3 p.m. at AU's Kardatzke Wellness Center.

Spartan Shorts: Two events are on the national list top 100 going into the weekend. The sprinting combination of freshman Travis Murr (Franklin, Ind.) and senior Harrison Hollis (Lebanon, Ind.) are in the territory for the 60 meters (Hollis – No. 64/Murr – No. 89) and 200 meters (Murr – No. 63) … The Black and Gold follow their third southern trek with a last chance national qualifying opportunity at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point Saturday, March 3.