Men's Outdoor T&F Report - Week 3

Men's Outdoor T&F Report - Week 3
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's outdoor track and field teams traveled to Hanover, Ind. last weekend to participate in the Hanover Invitational.
 
The Hanover Panthers placed first out of the field of 1 teams with a point total of 163.5 at the event, while Manchester followed behind in fourth place with 66 total points at the invite. Mount St. Joseph finished fifth and Franklin finished in eighth place at the Hanover Invitational last weekend. 
 
Hanover's Jacob Hedrick competed at the WashU Distance Carnival Friday night, breaking a 35-year-old school record in the 10,000m run with a time of 31:22.96. The senior's mark is now among the top 25 times in NCAA Division III this spring. Hedrick placed 14th in the field of 96 runners, which included runners from all three NCAA divisions, the NAIA and NJCAA. The senior came back the next day win the same event at the home invitational by nearly one minute.
 
Franklin's Zak Wiley earned four top-10 finishes at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday. The freshman placed first  in the shot put with a toss of 13.93m and competed in the javelin for the first time in his career, finishing third overall with a throw of 39.88m. Wiley also placed fifth in the hammer throw (36.78m) and ninth in the discus (37.60m) at the Hanover Invtiational.
 
Anderson and Defiance traveled to Cedarville, Ohio to participate in the Yellow Jacket Collegiate Outdoor Open, while Bluffton and Earlham headed to Westerville, Ohio for the Otterbein April Fool's Invitational.
 
Also competing last week was Rose-Hulman at the Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic where the Fightin' Engineers did not post a team score. 
 
Rose-Hulman's Nick Palmer won the pole vault at the Eastern Illinois Invitational against NCAA Division I, II and III opposition last weekend. The senior's 4.60 meters mark leads the HCAC and currently ranks No. 14 in NCAA Division III this season.
 
For the current HCAC men's track & field outdoor performance list, click here.

Fri., March 29
Earlham
Washington U. Distance Carnival No Team Score
@ St. Louis, Mo.
Franklin
Washington U. Distance Carnival No Team Score
@ St. Louis, Mo.
Sat., March 30
Anderson
Yellow Jacket Collegiate Outdoor Open 11th out of 14
@ Cedarville, Ohio
Bluffton
Otterbein April Fool's Invitational 14th out of 18
@ Westerville, Ohio
Defiance
Yellow Jacket Collegiate Outdoor Open 8th out of 14
@ Cedarville, Ohio
Earlham
Otterbein April Fool's Invitational 13th out of 18
@ Westerville, Ohio
Franklin
Hanover Invitational 8th out of 11
@ Hanover, Ind.
Hanover
Hanover Invitational 1st out of 11
@ Hanover, Ind.
Manchester
Hanover Invitational 4th out of 11
@ Hanover, Ind.
Mount St. Joseph
Hanover Invitational 5th out of 11
@ Hanover, Ind.
Rose-Hulman
Eastern Illinois Big Blue Classic No Team Score
@ Charleston, Ill.