CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) men's and women's Indoor Track and Field season continued into week six.
Around the League:
Athlete of the Week:
Bryce Gatewood (Noblesville, Ind.) Hanover College | Sophomore - Gatewood registered a strong weekend at the Tiger Small College Invite first winning the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.45 seconds. He also teamed up with Caldwell, Johnson, and Rodgers to take first in the 4x200-meter relay before finishing second overall in the 400-meter dash in a time of 52.17. The Panthers finished second overall in the 12 team field.
Brandon James (Waynesfield, Ohio) Bluffton University | Sophomore - James took first place at the All-Ohio DIII Track & Field Championships Multi-Events at Denison University over the weekend. He finished with 4,292 points, nearly 100 more than his closest competitor. James won the long jump and the shot put with a second-place finish in the high jump en route to his All-Ohio Multi championship.
Zaleeya Martin (Shelbyville, Ind.) Hanover College | Freshman - Martin continued to have success on the track for the Panthers as the freshman tied the school record in the 60-meter dash Friday evening with a prelim time of 8.03 seconds. She went on to win the event with a time of 8.04 seconds. Her time ranks her among the top 100 nationally and as the favorites to win the HCAC. The success continued for Martin as she went on to also claim the top spot in the 200-meter with a time of 27.54.
Madison Huelskamp (Sidney, Ohio) Earlham College | Freshman - Huelskamp turned in the second-best triple jump mark in the HCAC this season, 22nd in the Great Lakes Region, with an effort of 32-3.75 (9.85m) on Friday night at the DePauw Small College Indoor Invitational. She finished fourth in the event. Huelskamp also placed sixth in the long jump with a mark of 16-2.25 (4.93m) and accounted for eight of Earlham's 26 points in the meet. The Quakers finished seventh out of 11 women's teams at the DePauw Small College Indoor Invite.
- Ja'qway Janvier (Miami Gardens, Fla.) Defiance College | Freshman - At the Cedarville Indoor Invite last Friday, Janvier was one of eight runners (among 46) to qualify for the 60-meter dash finals, finishing in seventh place with a time of 7.17. He also placed 12th (of 56) in the 200-meter dash at 23.75.
- Michael Heading (Brazil, Ind.) Franklin College | Sophomore – Heading recorded a season-best time in the 800 meter dash at Friday's DePauw Tiger Small College Invitational, taking third overall in 2:02.03. He ran the opening leg of the 4x400 meter relay that saw Franklin finish fourth with a time of 3:42.78.
- Erikmycal Powell (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Freshman - Powell notched another first place finish as part of the Tiger Small College Invite hosted by DePauw University. The freshman won the long jump with a leap of 6.77 meters. He currently leads the HCAC in the event and ranks 23rd among Division III competitors.
- Sam Barnard (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior - Barnard placed second in the men's mile with a time of 4:26.81 at the DePauw Small College Invitational. Barnard's time was another new personal record and ranked as the seventh-best time in school history.
- Jestin Meredith (Franklin, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior - Meredith earned a runner-up placement in the triple jump after a final distance of 11.98 meters (39' 3 3/4") at the Small College Invitational at DePauw on Friday night.
- Aaron Lannoy (Muncie, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Senior – Lannoy came home fourth of 25 runners in the 800-meter run at the Illinois Wesleyan Keck Select Meet, with a time of 1:57.44. The Fightin' Engineers turned in fifth as a team in a meet that featured several of the Midwest's top programs.
- Kyle Brownell (Encinitas, Calif.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Freshman – Brownell won the high jump at the Illinois Wesleyan Keck Select Meet with a leap of 6' 7" that ranks No. 4 in Rose-Hulman history. His effort ranks No. 23 in NCAA Division III this season. The Fightin' Engineers came home fifth as a team in a meet that featured several of the Midwest's top programs.
- Madi Bowman (Eaton, Ohio) Defiance College | Senior - At the Cedarville Indoor Invite last Friday, Bowman just missed another first-place finish in the women's weight throw, ending up second (among 33 competitors) with a toss of 16.52 meters (the winning throw was 16.58 meters). She also placed 12th (of 36) in the shot put at 10.25 meters.
- Sarah Miller (Boggstown, Ind.) Franklin College | Senior – Miller set two season-best times on Friday night at the DePauw Tiger Small College Invitational, taking third place in the 200m dash in 28.22 and placing fifth in the 60m dash in 8.49 seconds
- Emily Jones (Pendleton, Ind.) Hanover College | Junior - Jones garnered a first-place finish in the pole vault as she cleared a height of 3.05 meters. The junior moved into the top 150 nationally and currently ranks fourth among HCAC competitors.
- Ana Acevedo (Chesterton, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior - Acevedo claimed the top spot in the women's mile at the DePauw Small College Invitational on Friday evening. Acevedo's time of 5:18.69 was a new personal record and ranked as the sixth-best time in program history. Acevedo improved upon her previous career best by nearly nine seconds.
- Kendal Garringer (Portland, Ind.) Manchester University | Freshman - Garringer had a career evening, finishing third in high jump after clearing 1.45 meters (4' 9"). She added career-bests in both the long and triple jumps with distances of 4.31 meters (14' 1 3/4") and 9.07 meters (29" 9 1/4").
- Mary-Helen Shomba (Hutto, Texas) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Senior – Shomba set a Rose-Hulman 60-meter hurdles school record for the third time this season with a time of 9.04 seconds to win the Illinois Wesleyan Keck Select Meet. The effort helped the Fightin' Engineers place eighth as a team in a meet featuring some of the Midwest's top programs.
- Dara Smith (Plainfield, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Sophomore – Smith turned in a fifth place finish in the high jump at the Illinois Wesleyan Keck Select Meet with a mark of 5' 1". The effort helped the Fightin' Engineers place eighth as a team in a meet featuring some of the Midwest's top programs.