April 3, 2014

Women's Outdoor T&F Report (Week 2) - Panthers Finishes 2nd at Hanover Invite

GREENWOOD, IN - The Hanover College women’s track & field team placed second at the 11-team Hanover Invitational Saturday. The Panthers finished 42.5 points behind champion Huntington at the meet.

Sophomore Ashlee Arbaugh (Van Buren, Ohio/H.S.) placed second in the hammer with a heave of 36.47 meters. Arbaugh was also third in women's shot with a 10.88-meter effort and fourth in the discus with a 31.62 meter toss.

Sophomore Kaleigh DeBeck (Cromwell, Ind./West Noble) finished second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Saturday. In her debut in the event, DeBeck posted a HCAC-leading time of 12:31.37, which ranks as the sixth best steeplechase time in Hanover history.

Franklin College finished third in the team standings at the meet. Junior Anna Murdock (Trafalgar, Ind./Indian Creek) won two events to lead the Grizzlies. Murdock won the 400-meter dash with a school-record time of 59.90 and earned the 800-meter title with a time of 2:24.13. Murdock’s times in both events are the top marks in the HCAC this outdoor season.

Earlham finished fourth and was followed by Transylvania (5th), Manchester (7th), Rose-Hulman (9th), and Mount St. Joseph (11th) in the standings.

Defiance welcomed Bluffton and Olivet for the Dick Small Invitational Monday afternoon.  The Jackets finished in first place with 144 points, holding off second place Olivet by 54 points. 

Kim Bingley (Ottawa, Ohio / Ottawa-Glandorf) had three first place finishes for DC, earning titles in the high jump (1.53 meters), long jump (5.20 meters), and 400-meter hurdles (1:06.17).  Bingley's time in the hurdles is currently the 20th best time in the nation this outdoor season.

This weekend's schedule features all 10 schools in action.

For the current HCAC women's track & field indoor performance list, click here