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

Anderson

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


       

Bluffton

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


       

Defiance

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

 
       

Earlham

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


       

Franklin

Kelsey Bowling

So.,

Osgood, Ind. / Jac-Cen-Del


 

Taylor McDaniel

Fr., 

Indianapolis, Ind. / Ben Davis



Sarah Miller

Fr.,

Boggstown, Ind. / Triton Central



Erica Christy

Sr., Throws

Greenwood, Ind. / Greenwood


       

Hanover

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


 

Manchester

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

 
       

Rose-Hulman

Lucinda Combs

Sr., Jumps

Danville, Ky. / Boyle County


 

Christine Harper

Sr., Sprints/Jumps

Swayzee, Ind. / Oak Hill


 

Emilie Hobbs

Sr., Distance

Peru, Ind. / Peru


       

Transylvania

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