Hanover College Chosen to Win HCAC Women's Outdoor Title

Hanover College Chosen to Win HCAC Women's Outdoor Title

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Hanover College's women's track and field team has been selected to win the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor championship.  In a poll of the ten HCAC head coaches, the Panthers received 93 total points and six first place votes. 

Manchester University will look to claim the outdoor championship for the third straight year, as the Spartans totaled a second-best 90 points and three first place votes.  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed third in the poll with 87 points and the final first place vote, while Transylvania University earned 66 points.  Bluffton University finished fifth with 62 points and was followed by Franklin College (49 points), Anderson University (36), Defiance College (35), Mount St. Joseph University (17) and Earlham College (15).

Hanover College enters the outdoor season after earning the school's third HCAC Indoor Championship in February. The Panthers placed second at the outdoor championship meet last April, and will look for the school's fourth outdoor title this season. Hanover returns three All-HCAC honorees from last year's squad as senior Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind./Southwestern) and sophomores Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind. / Columbus East) and Erin Trimpe (NewPalestine, Ind. / New Palestine) return to help the Panthers win the title. Hubbard placed first in the long jump, while Clancy and Trimpe placed first in the pole vault and high jump, resepectively.

The Spartans won their third outdoor title at the HCAC meet last April.  Manchester returns a few All-HCAC selections from last year's outdoor title squad. Senior Maria Jordan (Ft. Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) earned a first place finish in the 1,500-meter and 10,000-meter run. Senior Shay Aator (West Lafayette, Ind. / West Lafayette) won the hammer throw last spring, while sophomore Jacey Cauhorn (Kendallville, Ind. / East Noble) finished first in the javelin.

Rose-Hulman placed third at the HCAC outdoor championships last April, but finished behind Hanover in second place at the HCAC Indoor Championships in February.   The Engineers return two All-HCAC honorees from last season's team.  Junior Jaclyn Setina (Kildeer, Ill. / Stevenson) won the high jump at last year's outdoor meet. Junior Gabi Razma (Durango, Colo. / Durango) won the triple jump last spring.

The 2017 HCAC Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set for Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at Anderson University.

The 2017 women's outdoor track and field season gets underway this weekend.

Athletes to Watch


Ashley King

Jr., Distance

Plainfield, Ind. / Covenant Christian


Courtney King

Jr., Sprints/Jumps

Plainfield, Ind. / Covenant Christian


Mariah Murray

Fr., Sprints/Jumps

Indianapolis, Ind. / Bishop Chatard


Sarah Repp

So., Distance

Connersville, Ind. / Connersville



Terrill Webb

Sr., Jumps

Kenton, Ohio / Kenton


D'Nae Reese

Jr., Throws

Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington


Alexis Cash

Fr., Distance

Gaines, Mich. / Lake Fenton


Keturah Warlick

So., Sprints

East Point, Mich. / Clintondale



Brooke Waidelich

Jr., Throws

Pettisville, Ohio / Pettisville


Alexis Walker

Sr., Throws

Fort Myers, Fla. / Fort Myers


Cassidy Santen

Jr., Throws

Woodridge, Ill. / Downers Grove North


Danielle Robbins

Jr., Sprints

Westland, Mich. / Wayne Memorial


Malia Ferry

Fr., Sprints

Milford, Ohio / Milford



Hannah Franklin

Sr., Hurdles

Lynn, Ind. / Randolph Southern


Annalee Wilson

Jr., Jumps

Lyme, N.H. / Hanover


Sophia Richards

Sr., Throws

Sante Fe, N.M., / Waldorf


Rachel Wilkins

So., Distance

Oakland City, Ind. / Wood Memorial



Kelsey Bowling


Osgood, Ind. / Jac-Cen-Del


Taylor McDaniel


Indianapolis, Ind. / Ben Davis


Sarah Miller


Boggstown, Ind. / Triton Central


Erica Christy

Sr., Throws

Greenwood, Ind. / Greenwood



Savannah Hubbard

Sr., Sprints/Jumps

Madison, Ind. / Southwestern


Teal Burnett

So., Sprints/Throws

Marshall, Ill. / Marshall


Cami Trachtman

Sr., Distance

Carmel, Ind. / Carmel


Emily Clancy

So., Jumps/Hurdles

Columbus, Ind. / Columbus East


Erin Trimpe

So., Jumps

New Palestine, Ind. / New Palestine



Hannah Wappes

Fr., Distance

Columbia City, Ind. / Columbia City


Mariah Jordan

Sr., Distance

Ft. Wayne, Ind. / Homestead


Shay Aator

Sr., Throws

West Lafayette, Ind. / West Lafayette


Jacey Cauhorn

Jr., Throws

Kendallville, Ind. / East Noble


Tiffany Harber

Sr., Distance

Columbia City, Ind. / Columbia City


Mount St. Joseph

Kiersten Lux

Fr., Throws

Waldron, Ind. / Waldron


Maria Waters

So., Distance

Cincinnati, Ohio / Mercy


Solange Cooper

So., Sprints/Throws

St. John's, Fla. / Bartram Trail


Andi Meyer

Fr., Jumps

Ft. Loramie, Ohio / Ft. Loramie


Emma Roth

Fr., Distance

Cincinnati, Ohio / Lakota West



Lucinda Combs

Sr., Jumps

Danville, Ky. / Boyle County


Christine Harper

Sr., Sprints/Jumps

Swayzee, Ind. / Oak Hill


Emilie Hobbs

Sr., Distance

Peru, Ind. / Peru



Jordin Fender

Sr., Sprints

Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar


Taylor Sanders

Sr., Throws

Burgin, Ky. / Burgin


Olivia Kee

So., Hurdles

Greenup, Ky. / Rose Hill


Elizabeth Deaton

Jr., Distance

Tuscan, Ariz. / Pima CC