Track Earns Six All-Conference Honors

Track Earns Six All-Conference Honors

ASTON, Pa. – Following their most successful Colonial States Athletic Conference championship meet, several members of the men's and women's track and field teams were named to the All-CSAC teams, including a pair of first-team honorees.

On the men's side, juniors Nick Long and Hunter McDonnell each brought home first-team honors as CSAC champions in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 400-meter hurdles, respectively. Long set the championship meet record in the steeple with a race time of 9:53.54. McDonnell's first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles not only set a championship meet record but the Franciscan school record with a time of 57.06.

Long brought home a second all-conference honor as he took third in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:05.24 and qualified for the ECAC championships. Freshman Liam Galligan earned second-team all-conference honors in the same race as he finished second with a time of 4:03.70 as he improved on his ECAC qualifying standard. Galligan also earned second-team all-conference honors in the 5,000-meter run as he took second with a time of 16:02.68.

Junior Grady Stuckman earned honorable mention in the 10,000-meter run as he finished third with a time of 34:16.29, a personal-best for the junior and the top mark in that race for the Barons this season.

On the women's side, senior Bernadette Williams brought home the only all-conference honors for the Lady Barons as she took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, demolishing Franciscan's record with a time of 12:26.77 and qualified for the ECAC championship.

Senior Carlo Fabian and Williams were named by head coach Vince Oliver as the two sportsmanship athletes from Franciscan.

The track and field teams will continue their season on Wednesday and Thursday as they compete at the ECAC championship meet hosted by Johns Hopkins University.