This week's featured athletes are Ethan Thornton (Baseball) and Makayla Hewell (Track & Field). Both Lions had very strong performances while representing Emmanuel during competition.
Ethan Thornton is a senior from Watkinsville, GA. Ethan transferred to Emmanuel from ABAC, and earned a spot as a pitcher on the team. Last week Ethan was once again able to prove that he is a great player. Thornton had an opportunity to play 9 innings, where he had 4 strike outs and 1 earned run. This great performance by Ethan made him one of the best players on the pitch during the conference clash between Erskine and Emmanuel.
Makayla Hewell is a freshman from Alto, GA. In just her first year, Makayla is already one of the strongest runners in the nation. Hewell had an incredible performance last week during The Second Annual Susan Rouse Invitational. Makayla ran a school record 5k and finished second with an incredible time of 18:40, and just three hours after that, she was able to win her 3k race running a time of 11:09:49. Makayla's performance was very influential on the final results of the invitational at Southern Wesleyan University and it earned her a spot at the NCCAA Championships.
Congratulations to both players on their accomplishments!