Three record-breaking performances led the Hanover College women’s cross country team at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional Championship. The meet was held Saturday, Nov. 10, at Yule Golf Course in Alexandria, Ind.
Sophomore Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) completed the six-kilometer course in a personal-record of 23:18.41 to place 49th overall. Dye’s time is the fifth-fastest in Hanover history.
Classmate Claire Hinshaw (New Castle, Ind.) ran a season-best 24:21.43 to finish 99th overall.
Freshman Kaleigh DeBeck (Cromwell, Ind.) finished 10 places behind Hinshaw, running 24:32.36. Debeck’s time ties Melissa Buchanan’s 2004 effort at 14th in school history, while junior Janelle Lantz (Indianapolis, Ind.) moves into 16th overall with a time of 24:42.03.
Freshman Nikki Lewis (Mahomet, Ill.) completed the Panthers' scoring, running a personal-best 25:20.74 to finish 147th.
Hanover's women's team scored 505 points to place 17th in the 33-team meet. Hope College (Mich.) captured the regional crown with 91 points.
Ohio Northern University’s Allison Steinbrunner captured the individual title, completing the course in 21:00.31.
Freshmen Drew Elston (Carmel, Ind.) and Ben Franke (Seymour, Ind.) paced Hanover's men’s team in the meet. Elston placed 133rd, running 27:31.10, while Franke ran 28:21.33 to finish 183rd.
Junior twin brothers Jason and Matthew Holcomb (Sellerburg, Ind.) teamed with classmate Brendan Kelly (Indianapolis, Ind.) to round out the team scoring.
Jason Holcombe ran 29:14.55, with Kelly just behind in 29:38.02. Matthew Holcomb completed the course in 29:52.33.
Calvin College (Mich.) captured the Great Lakes Regional title for the 17th consecutive year, scoring 36 points.
Franciscan University (Ohio) athlete William Jones covered the eight-kilometer course in 24:26.16 to take top honors.
Published Saturday, November 10, 2012