The Reinhardt men’s outdoor track and field team finished the 2019 season on a positive note behind Arius Gilstrap’s performance at the NAIA men’s outdoor track and field championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Gilstrap received All-American honors with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in a time of 53.22 seconds.

“He has worked tremendously hard to come back from an injury last season and deserves this honor,” Reinhardt coach Jordan Turner said in a release. “He had a great career for us and can hold his head high holding six school records at the end of it.”

Gilstrap accounted for all three of Reinhardt’s points as a team, as the Eagles finished tied for 57th.

29 Reinhardt athletes honored for academicsThe Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete Program honored 29 Reinhardt students from nine different sports this week for outstanding achievement in the classroom during the spring semester.

Men’s outdoor track and field had the most athletes honored with eight — Austin Brennan, Carson Ivester, Ian Schumacher, Jackson Helfrich, Jose Diaz, Gordon Dudley and Nathan Trottier. Hanna Braswell and Jessica Fanczi were recognized from the women’s track and field team.

Baseball players honored were Daniel Dolensky, Evan Ashburn and Chandler Wold, while softball had five honored — McKenzi Shelpman, Jennah McElheney, Madison Gianfala, Emily Draper and Sarah Kate Jenkins.

From the men’s golf team, Christopher Whitney, Ethan Hayes and Jake McWhorter were honored. From the men’s lacrosse team, Tony Herrington and Zach Pinson were honored. Grace Townsend was the lone honoree from the women’s lacrosse team.

Men’s and women’s tennis both had players honored — Myrohn Miranda, Bruno Juarez and Marcel Fargier from the men’s team, and Alexandra Cuello, Glauka Carvajal and Albane Queinnec from the women’s team.

To be eligible, student-athletes must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher though at least their junior season.

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