Hanover College Earns 1st HCAC Cross Country Title Since 2001

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Results (Team / Individual)

DEFIANCE, OH Hanover College’s women’s cross country team picked up the school’s fourth Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship at Defiance College Saturday. The Panthers posted a score of 47 to hold off second place Manchester (56 pts) in the team standings, earning the school’s first league title since 2001. Hanover placed three runners in the top ten of the individual standings to help pace the team. 

Leading the way for the Panthers was junior Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.).  Dye finished sixth overall, finishing the 6K course in a time of 23:22.3.  Rose-Hulman’s Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery (Lafayette, La.) won the meet for the first time, posting a time of 22:00.6.  Montgomery was named HCAC Most Valuable Runner for her efforts as she claimed the third fastest 6K time in HCAC history.

Franklin placed third as a team with a score of 98 and was followed by Anderson (111), Earlham (141), Rose-Hulman (144), Bluffton (174), Defiance (191), Transylvania (253), and Mount St. Joseph (310).

Montgomery and Dye were recognized as All-HCAC after placing among the top 12 finishers.  Joining the duo were Hanover’s Claire Hinshaw (New Castle, Ind.), Cameron Trachtman (Carmel, Ind.), and Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.), Manchester’s Mariah Jordan (Ft. Wayne, Ind.), Brianna Martinez (Schererville, Ind.), and Rachel Weeber (Goshen, Ind.), Franklin’s Hillary Cain (Rushville, Ind.) and Anna Murdock (Trafalgar, Ind.), Defiance’s Eme Miller (Portland, Ind.), and Bluffton’s Anna Hairston (Mansfield, Ohio).

Manchester’s Mariah Jordan was named the HCAC Freshman of the Year for her fourth place finish at the meet.  Jordan posted a time of 23:08.5 to lead the second place Spartans.

Hanover head coach Josh Payne was named HCAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading Hanover to the women’s title.

MVP: Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Freshman of the Year: Mariah Jordan, Manchester University

Coach of the Year: Josh Payne, Hanover College

 

Team Scores

School

Total

1

2

3

4

5

*6

*7

Hanover

47

6

8

9

11

13

15

18

Manchester

56

4

5

10

14

23

26

29

Franklin

98

2

7

25

27

37

38

48

Anderson

111

16

17

21

24

33

41

43

Earlham

141

20

28

30

31

32

39

42

Rose-Hulman

144

1

22

34

36

51

52

57

Bluffton

174

12

19

44

45

54

61

62

Defiance

191

3

40

46

47

55

58

60

Transylvania

253

35

49

50

56

63

64

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Mount St. Joseph

310

53

59

65

66

67

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All-Conference

Place

Name

School

Time

1

Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery

Rose-Hulman

22:00.6

2

Hillary Cain

Franklin

22:28.5

3

Eme Miller

Defiance

22:54.5

4

Mariah Jordan

Manchester

23:08.5

5

Brianna Martinez

Manchester

23:21.4

6

Mackenzie Dye

Hanover

23:22.3

7

Anna Murdock

Franklin

23:27.7

8

Claire Hinshaw

Hanover

23:33.0

9

Cameron Trachtman

Hanover

23:34.4

10

Rachel Weeber

Manchester

23:34.7

11

Rachel Smith

Hanover

23:37.2

12

Anna Hairston

Bluffton

23:40.3

 

Honorable Mention All-Conference

Place

Name

School

Time

13

Teresa Wiczynski

Hanover

23:59.3

14

Sarah Stahl

Manchester

24:17.9

15

Janelle Lantz

Hanover

24:23.8

16

Betsy Lowry

Anderson

24:30.7

17

Desiree Maran

Anderson

24:36.9

18

Mailika States

Hanover

24:39.3

19

Tara Murphy

Bluffton

24:40.7

20

Emmy Zimmerman

Earlham

24:43.1

 

All-Sportsmanship Team

Name

Year

School

Janell Bender

So.

Anderson

Raven Wilson

Fr.

Bluffton

Eme Miller

So.

Defiance

Maddie Fega

Sr.

Earlham

Kate Bugelholl

So.

Franklin

Bailey Davis

Jr.

Hanover

Maddie Keisler

Jr.

Manchester

Emily Heyl

Sr.

Mount St. Joseph

Ashley Schumacher

Jr.

Rose-Hulman

Alex Rand

Sr.

Transylvania