Sophomore sprinter Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas), freshman high jumper Nick Jaeger (Terre Haute, Ind.) and freshman thrower Ashlee Arbaugh (Van Buren, Ohio) lead 11 members of Hanover College’s indoor track & field squad who have earned honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Chambers was named the women’s indoor track athlete of the year after leading Hanover’s women’s team to its second consecutive conference indoor title. Jaeger was tabbed the HCAC’s most outstanding freshman male athlete. Arbaugh earned the women’s top freshman athlete honor.
The trio was joined on the Heartland Conference’s all-league team by senior thrower Emily Boyd (Indianapolis, Ind.), senior sprinter Lexi Vincz (Greenfield, Ind.), senior sprinter Khrystal Nugent (Lake Village, Ind.), senior sprinter Rachel Slade (Milford, Ohio) and sophomore sprinter Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.).
Sophomore distance runner Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) and freshman jumper Holli Leslie (Indianapolis, Ind.) were each second-team all-HCAC selections.
Sophomore high jumper Frannie Larson (LaGrange, Ky.) was named to the conference’s all-sportsmanship team.
Chambers was named the Heartland Conference’s top women’s athlete after posting victories in two individual events and wins in two relays.
She set a league record in the 60-meter dash after cruising to victory in 8.05 seconds, breaking her own Hanover mark by four one-hundredths of a second.
She also established a new HCAC record in the 200-meter dash. She covered the distance in 26.84 seconds to eclipse her previous school mark by more than one-half second.
Chambers teamed with Vincz, Slade and Moseby to notch a first-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay. The foursome set a Hanover record with a time of 1:48.25, improving the 2012 mark of 1:49.89 previously held by Vincz, Slade, Chambers and sophomore Tricia Walsh (Amelia, Ohio).
Chambers, Vincz, Slade and Nugent set a fieldhouse record while winning the 4x400-meter relay. The group covered the distance in 4:13.91.
Jaeger grabbed the top male freshman honor after setting a school record with a first-place finish in the high jump. His winning leap of six-feet, 6.75-inches (2.00-meters) was three-quarters of an inch higher than the Hanover mark he shared with Brandon Otter (2009).
Arbaugh was named the top female freshman after earning a conference championship in the shot put with a record-setting heave of 39-feet, eight-inches (12.09-meters). Her distance carried almost two feet farther than her Hanover mark of 37-feet, 10.75-inches, set earlier this season.
She also placed second in the weight throw, covering 45-feet, 1.75-inches.
Boyd was first in the weight throw with a heave of 48 feet (14.63-meters), surpassing her previous school record by nearly two feet (46-feet, 3.5-inches).
Moseby was first in the 60-meter hurdles in a Hanover-record 9.10 seconds. The time shaved one-hundredth of a second off her school record.
Freshman Holli Leslie (Indianapolis, Ind.) set a Hanover record while posting a second-place finish in the triple jump. She leapt 34-feet, 11-inches (10.64-meters) to outdistance the previous mark of 34-feet, four-inches.
Dye placed second in the women’s 5,000-meters with a time of 18:46.09. She also finished fourth in the mile run in 5:37.2 and was fourth in the 3,000-meters in 10:58.22.
Larson was fifth in the high jump with a leap of five-feet, one-inch (1.55-meters).
Published Monday, February 18, 2013