Chambers receives national track accolades

After a record-breaking weekend in leading the Hanover College women’s track & field team to its second consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor championship, sophomore sprinter Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) has received national accolades from two track & field news outlets.

Following a performance that saw Chambers notch four Hanover records and two Heartland Conference records, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named her the honorable-mention NCAA Division III athlete of the week. 

The USTFCCCA represents more than 8,000 coaching members encompassing 94 percent of all NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA, as well as a number of state high school coaches associations.

Chambers, the 2013 HCAC indoor track & field female of athlete of the year, was also named the women’s track & field team player of the week by the Track & Field Superfan website.

Track & Field Superfan site editor Jesse Squire covers NCAA and professional track & field for a variety of media outlets.

Chambers ran two individual events, two relays and competed in the long jump to merit the national recognition.

In addition to winning the 60-meter dash (8.05 seconds) and 200-meter dash (26.84) in conference-record time, the Chambers anchored the first-place 4x400-meter relay team (4:13.91) and second-place 4x200-meter relay (1:48.25).

Both relays bested the previous Hanover records by a significant margin.

Chambers, the Panthers' long jump record-holder, finished third overall to complete the Heartland Conference championship with 30.50 of Hanover’s 166 total points.