Season best times and a small time gap for the scoring runners headlined a strong performance by the Hanover College women’s cross country team at the #JennaStrong Fall Classic. Junior Claire Hinshaw (New Castle, Ind.) completed the five-kilometer course in a season-best 19:48.53 as the Panthers finished 15th out of 34 teams.
The Panthers, the fifth-place NCAA Division III team, enjoyed a 36-second gap from the first to fifth runners, a season-best performance. Including the non-scoring sixth and seventh runners, only 47 second elapsed between the first and seventh scorers.
Freshman Cami Trachtman (Carmel, Ind.) ran a season-best 20:06.71, while sophomore Teresa Wiczynski (Columbus, Ind.) returned from a series of injuries to run 20:11.28.
Junior Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) opened the season with a 20:24.11 effort, moving up throughout the race to finish alongside sophomore Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.). Smith’s 20:24.49 time was a season-best and completed the Panther scoring.
Hanover 436 points, while first place University of Toledo (Ohio) scored 82.
Roberts Wesleyan junior Rachel Prutsman won the meet in 18:24.24.
Published Friday, October 18, 2013