Two sophomore sprinters turned in historic performances to highlight a record-setting day for the Hanover College track & field teams at Anderson University's Fred Wilt Indoor Invitational. The meet was held Saturday, Feb. 23, in Anderson, Ind.
The Panthers combined to start winter break with four school records. The women’s team finished second in the 10-team meet with 80 points, while the men's squad scored 30.33 to finish eighth out of 16 teams.
Sophomore Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas shattered her own school record in winning long jump. Her leap of 5.50-meters (18-feet, 0.50-inches) is currently ranked in the top 20 jumps in the nation.
Chambers followed her long jump victory with wins in the 200-meter dash (27.00) and 60-meter dash (8.03). Her 60-meter dash time is a new field house record and betters her own Hanover record set last weekend.
Not to be outdone, sophomore Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.) bested her previous fieldhouse and Hanover record, running 9.03 in the 60-meter hurdles to top the field by more than one-half second.
Moseby is currently ranked in the top 15 in the country in the event.
Senior sprinter Lexi Vincz (Greenfield, Ind.) improved her Hanover record in the 400-meter run, turning in a 1:00.78 effort.
Vincz followed by running a 27.49-second 200-meter dash, which is the third-best effort in school history.
In the field events, freshman thrower Ashlee Arbaugh (Van Buren, Ohio) took top honors in the shot put with an 11.91-meter (39-feet, 1-inch) heave.
She placed third in the weight throw with career-best 14.10-meter (46-feet, 3.25-inches) toss.
Senior Khrystal Nugent (Lake Village, Ind.) improved her standing on the Hanover indoor record list, moving into second all-time in the long jump with a 4.82-meter (15-feet, 9.75-inches) leap. She placed third in the event.
The men’s 4x200-meter relay of senior Kris Jenkins (Lousville, Ky.), freshman Jack Schoening (Noblesville, Ind.), junior Tyler Arceneaux (Akron, Ind.) and senior Andy Orem (Princeton, Ind.) broke the school record for the second consecutive week, finishing third overall with a 1:33.42 effort.
Junior Brendan Kelly (Indianapolis, Ind.) collected his first win of the season, running the third-best 1000-meter run (2:43.40) in school history.
Kelly teamed with Orem, Schoening, and sophomore Richie Sellers (Noblesville, Ind.) to finish third in the 4x400-meter relay. Their time of 3:34.30 just missed the Hanover record of 3:34.20 set in 2012.
In the short sprints, Jenkins equaled the school-record 200-meter dash time he shares with Orem, running 23.29 seconds to place fourth.
Jenkins also equaled his Hanover record in the 60-meter dash (7.17 seconds) in the preliminaries.
Published Sunday, February 24, 2013