The Bethel College men's and women's track and field teams competed in the NCCAA Outdoor National Tournament from Joliet, Ill. this weekend and came away with two National Champions and seven All-Americans.
Samantha Etter won the National Championship and earned All-American honors in the 400 meter hurdles with a mark of 103.59 while Robert Rose earned a National Championship and became an All-American in the discus with a throw of 169-1.
Earning second place finishes and All-American honors were: Ryan Carlock in the hammer throw with a mark of 178-11 and BJ Vanderzwaag in the Javelin with a throw of 186-02.
Earning third place finishes and All-American honors were: Cinnamon Green in the shot put with a throw of 41-04.25, Emilee Simcox in the high jump with a mark of 5-01, and Robby Burns in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 54.78.
Michael Ponce also reached an NAIA National Outdoor qualifying mark with a throw in the shot put of 52-03.25.
After the competition Bethel senior Robby Burns was also honored with the Wheeler Award.
The men's team took home a fifth place finish while the women's team finished in sixth place out of 19 teams.