TU’s Fender, MU's Jordan, BU's Reese Earn HCAC Women’s Track & Field Honors

TU’s Fender, MU's Jordan, BU's Reese Earn HCAC Women’s Track & Field Honors

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Transylvania University's Jordin Fender (Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar), Manchester University's Mariah Jordan (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead), and Bluffton University's D'Nae Reese (Columbus, Ohio / Upper Arlington) have been named 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track Athletes of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively.

Fender, a senior on the Pioneers' squad, claimed three victories at the championship meet.  The senior won the 100-meter hurdles in a time of 14.60, the 100-meter dash (12.57) and the 200-meter dash (25.66).  

Jordan, a senior for the Spartans, won two events at the HCAC Championships. Miller won the 5,000-meters with a winning time of 18:48.49 and the 10,000-meters in a time of 40:05.60.  Jordan also claimed a second place finish in the 1,500-meter run (4:53.70), and a third place finish on the 1600-meter relay team.

Reese, a senior for the Beavers, claimed three top three finishes in the field events at the championship.  Reese won the discus throw with a winning mark of 41.96 meters, finished second in the shot put (11.88 meters) and placed third in the hammer throw (44.12 meters).

Also receiving recognition for her efforts at the meet is Manchester's Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind. / Columbia City).  The freshman earned the Freshman Athlete of the Year award after a pair of first place finishes.  Wappes finished first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.84 and the 1,500-meter run with a mark of 4:51.49.

Manchester's Brian Cashdollar was named the HCAC Coach of the Year after leading the Spartans to the team title for the third-straight year. Cashdollar led the Spartans to their fourth women's outdoor track and field conference championship, garnering 174 points.

Co-Most Outstanding Female Track Athlete: Mariah Jordan, Manchester & Jordin Fender, Transylvania University

Most Outstanding Female Field Athlete:  D'Nae Reese, Bluffton University

Most Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete:  Hannah Wappes, Manchester University

Coach of the Year:  Brian Cashdollar, Manchester University


D'Nae Reese, Bluffton

Teal Burnett, Hanover

Kenna Hunter, Hanover

Erika Jervis, Hanover

Brittany Ferrell, Hanover

Eve Galbreath, Hanover

Erin Trimpe, Hanover

Savannah Hubbard, Hanover

Hannah Wappes, Manchester

Mariah Jordan, Manchester

Shay Aator, Manchester

Jaclyn Setina, Rose-Hulman

Gabi Razma, Rose-Hulman

Camille Blaisdell, Rose-Hulman

Jordin Fender, Transylvania

Danielle Blount, Transylvania

Savannah Hemmer, Transylvania

Olivia Kee, Transylvania

Taylor Sanders, Transylvania

2nd Team All-HCAC

Courtney King, Anderson

Keturah Warlick, Bluffton

Willow Thompson, Bluffton

Hannah Franklin, Earlham

Sophia Richard, Earlham

Amanda Stump, Hanover

Michelle Witt, Hanover

Kara Beasley, Hanover

Simone Henderson, Hanover

Jacey Cauhorn, Manchester

Kara Breuckman, Manchester

Dasia Beck, Manchester

Tiffany Harber, Manchester

Andi Meyer, Mount St. Joseph

Debie Gedeon, Rose-Hulman

Victoria Heckenlively, Rose-Hulman

Kristin East, Rose-Hulman

Christine Harper, Rose-Hulman

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Mariah Murray, Anderson

Jennie Matteson, Bluffton

Hannah Williams, Defiance

Annalee Wilson, Earlham

Kelsey Bowling, Franklin

Samina Qureshi, Manchester

Annie Jondle, Manchester

Olivia Jenks, Manchester

Jade Bollet, Manchester

Emma DeWitt, Manchester

Anne Boxeth, Rose-Hulman


All-Sportsmanship Team

 Ashley King, Anderson

Ciana Hostetler, Bluffton

Malia Ferry, Defiance

Shabnam Fayyaz, Earlham


Morgan Hamilton, Hanover

Paige Keller, Manchester

Emma Roth, Mount St. Joseph

Abby Hawkins, Rose-Hulman