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Collegiate Update: Shelbyville grad Nolan Davis wins HCAC swim title

Franklin College senior Nolan Davis was crowned 200-yard freestyle champion Friday at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The Shelbyville graduate finished fourth in the preliminary swims with a time of 1:42.52. In the championship race, Davis finished nearly three-quarters-of-a-second faster to win the event in 1:41.78 -- .04 faster than Rose-Hulman’s Caleb Munger (1:41.82.).



Davis (photo) had a total of six top-three finishes in the three-day event for Franklin College to help the Grizzlies finish second overall to Rose-Hulman, 867-810. Transylvania (477) was a distant third.

Davis placed third in the 500 freestyle in 4:41.19. Rose-Hulman’s Evan Sellers won the event in an HCAC record 4:35.43.

He also finished third in the 1,650 freestyle in 16:54.06. Sellers won that race as well in 16:07.32.

Franklin’s John Hasquin, Clay Key, Vincent Fletcher and Davis placed runner-up in the 200 freestyle relay (1:25.44). Rose-Hulman won in 1:23.39.

Davis teamed with Jack Burke, Paul Klaeren and Campbell Coyle to finish second in the 800 freestyle relay in 6:53.53. Rose-Hulman won in 6:50.19.

Coyle, Klaeren, Fletcher and Davis also finished second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:05.37) to Rose-Hulman (3:02.74 – a meet record).



Shelbyville graduate Cameron Baker (photo) also produced a pair of top-five finishes for Franklin College in the diving events.

Baker placed fifth in the 3-meter event with 304.05 points.

In the 1-meter event, Baker finished fourth (346.35).

Franklin won the women’s HCAC championship with 1,011 points. Transylvania was second at 516.5.

Franklin had the highest combined team score of 1,821. Rose-Hulman was second at 1,307.

Franklin head coach Andrew Hendricks was named the HCAC Coach of the Year.