Carroll grad Lohman named HCAC Distance Athlete of the Year
North Manchester, IN (05/01/2023) — The Manchester University outdoor track and field teams compiled a phenomenal effort at the 2023 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Outdoor Track and Field Championship on April 28 - 29 on the campus of Franklin College.
On the women's side, Elizabeth Lohman's (Fort Wayne, Ind., Carroll High School) dominant performances on the weekend resulted in Lohman being named the HCAC Distance Athlete of the Year in back-to-back campaigns.
Lohman also took home three event wins at the 2023 HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship. She took first in the 3,000m steeplechase (12:21.20), the 5,000m run (19:08.99), and the 1500m run (4:54.38).
The women's team took second place with 163.5 team points.
Lohman is majoring in pharmacy at Manchester.
On the men's side, Manchester senior Enrique Salazar (Plymouth, Ind., Plymouth High School) was named HCAC Distance Athlete of the Year. Salazar earned three event wins on Friday and Saturday, taking first in the 1500m (4:03.24), the 5,000m run (15:14.71), and the 10,000m run (39:04.08).
The men's team captured a second-place team finish on Saturday with 157 team points.