The Hanover College track teams opened the 2013 season in record-breaking fashion as the teams broke four school records in the first meet of the season, the Rose-Hulman Friday Night Invitational. The meet was held Friday, Jan. 18, on the campus of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.
In addition to breaking three individual records, the women’s team opened the season with a team victory, scoring 138 points to outdistance second-place Carroll College (Wisc.), which had 122.
The men’s team finished fifth in the six-team meet behind host Rose-Hulman’s 245 points.
Both Hanover teams raced partial squads.
Senior thrower Emily Boyd (Indianapolis, Ind.) shattered her own school record in the weight throw with a 14.11-meter heave to win the event.
Fellow thrower, freshman Ashlee Arbaugh (Van Buren, Ohio.), set the Hanover indoor shot put record of 11.46 meters in her first collegiate meet. Arbaugh also won the event, breaking the previous Hanover record of 10.51 meters set by Stephanie Proffit in 2012.
The 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference freshman of the year, Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas), improved her own school record in the long jump. Her 5.24 meter-leap outdistanced the field by almost half a meter.
Chambers also won the 60-meter dash in a time 8.33. Her 8.23 time in the preliminaries is a personal-best and the third-best in Hanover history.
Classmate Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) ran a personal-best 10:48.53 to win the 3000-meter run. Her time is the second fastest in school history.
Freshman middle-distance runner Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) earned second place in the 800-meter run (2:32.96) and third in the mile run (5:41.96). Her mile time ranks fourth on the Panthers' all-time list.
Senior jumper Maggie Noger (Lexington, Ky.) finished second in the triple jump with a 9.96-meter leap, while freshman Rachel Callahan (Guilford, Ind.) earned second-place in the 60-meter hurdles.
The men’s team was led by senior Kris Jenkins (Louisville, Ky.), who had a school-record performance in the 60-meter dash. His time of 7.23 ties the 2001 time of Jon Gentile and 1998 effort of Isaac Fokuo.
Jenkins finished third in the event.
Andy Orem (Princeton, Ind.), a senior long sprinter, won the 400-meter dash and led off the second-fastest 4x400-meter relay in Hanover history. The 3:35.84 time was just over a second off the record set by the 2012 squad.
Freshman Joe Feldman (Oregonia, Ohio) moved up late in the race to finish second in the 400 behind Orem.
Feldman joined freshman Jack Schoening (Noblesville, Ind.) and sophomore Richie Sellers (Noblesville, Ind.) on the relay.
Freshman high jumper Nick Jaeger (Terre Haute, Ind.) won the high jump with a 1.97 meter mark, barely missing Brandon Otter’s 2009 1.98 meter record.
Published Friday, January 18, 2013