Manchester's Jordan, Hanover’s Hubbard Earn HCAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

Manchester's Jordan, Hanover’s Hubbard Earn HCAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors


GREENWOOD, Ind. – Manchester University's Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) and Hanover College's Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind. / Southwestern) have been named 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Jordan led the Spartans to a third place finish at the meet, while Hubbard led the Panthers to a first place finish and the championship title on February 18.

Jordan, a senior for Manchester, won three individual events and was a member of the winning 4,000-meter medley relay team at the indoor championships.  She won the 800-meter run in a first place time of 2:23.15, the mile run in a time of 5:30.96, and claimed the 3,000-meter title in a time of 11:14.56.  Jordan's medley relay team placed first with a winning time of 13:27.73.

Hubbard, a senior on the Hanover squad, participated in six events with five top five performances at the championship meet.  The senior's highlighted performances begin with two second-place finishes in the long jump (5.42 meters) and triple jump (10.85 meters). Hubbard also placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.56 seconds to lead the Panthers effort.

Also receiving recognition for her efforts at the meet is Manchester freshman Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind. / Columbia City), receiving the 2017 HCAC Indoor Track & Field Freshman Athlete of the Year award.  Wappes finished second in the 800-meter run, third in the 3,000-meter run, and was a member of the first place 4,000-meter medley relay team and the third place 1,600-meter relay team.

Hanover College's Brian Power was named the HCAC Coach of the Year for the third time after leading the Panthers to the team title. Power led Hanover to its third women's indoor track and field conference championship in six years, garnering 130 points.

Most Outstanding Female Track Athlete:  Mariah Jordan, Manchester University

Most Outstanding Female Field Athlete:  Savannah Hubbard, Hanover College

Most Outstanding Female Freshman Athlete:  Hannah Wappes, Manchester University

Coach of the Year:  Brian Power, Hanover College



Willow Thompson, Fr., Bluffton

D'Nae Reese, Sr., Bluffton

Teal Burnett, So., Hanover

Brittany Ferrell, So., Hanover

Erika Jervis, Sr., Hanover

Kenna Hunter, Fr., Hanover

Mariah Jordan, Sr., Manchester

Tiffany Harber, Sr., Manchester

Hannah Wappes, Fr., Manchester

Samina Qureshi, So., Manchester

Lauren London, So., Rose-Hulman

Victoria Heckenlively, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Gabi Razma, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Christine Harper, Sr., Rose-Hulman

Jaclyn Setina, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Jordin Fender, Sr., Transylvania

Taylor Sanders, Sr., Tranyslvania

2nd Team All-HCAC

Mariah Murray, Fr., Anderson

Keturah Warlick, So., Bluffton

Alexis Cash, Fr., Bluffton

Cassidy Santen, Jr., Defiance

Rachel Wilkins, So., Earlham

Sarah Miller, Fr., Franklin

Erica Christy, Sr., Franklin

Savannah Hubbard, Sr., Hanover

Simone Henderson, Fr., Hanover

Kara Beasley, Fr., Hanover

Andi Meyer, Fr., Mount St. Joseph

Camille Blaisdell, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Debie Gedeon, So., Rose-Hulman

Kristin East, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Anne Boxeth, So., Rose-Hulman

Abby Hawkins, So., Rose-Hulman

Megan Phillips, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Jessica Wells, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Alexis Walker, Sr., Defiance

Brooke Waidelich, Jr., Defiance

Kelsey Bowling, So., Franklin

Morgan Hamilton, So., Hanover

Amanda Stump, So., Hanover

Stephanie Simpson, Jr., Hanover

Dasia Beck, So., Manchester

Annie Jondle, So., Manchester

Paige Keller, Jr., Manchester

Emma DeWitt, Fr., Manchester

Emily Ewen, Fr., Manchester

Jade Bollet, So., Manchester

Kally Morozin, So., Roes-Hulman

All-Sportsmanship Team

Ashley King, Anderson

Alissa Hauke, Bluffton

Laura Lutzke, Defiance

Lydia Harvey, Earlham

Kelsey Bowling, Franklin

Stephanie Simpson, Hanover

Samina Qureshi, Manchester

Maria Waters, Mount St. Joseph

Christine Harper, Rose-Hulman

Zoe Jesse, Transylvania