Youth leads Panthers in season-opener

Freshman Torrey Gardiner (Lafayette, La.) and sophomore Nick Jaeger (Terre Haute, Ind.) each claimed individual victories as the Hanover College men’s track & field team placed third in Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Friday Night Invitational.

Gardiner took top honors in the 60-meter dash, running 7.18 seconds. Gardiner just missed the Hanover record of 7.17, set by Kris Jenkins in 2013.

Jaeger opened with a 1.96-meter jump, and then narrowly missed three subsequent at 2.05 meters, a mark that would rank third in the country.

Freshman Anthony Pizzo (Bloomington, Ind.) took third in the long jump with the fifth-best leap in school history of 6.17 meters. Pizzo also placed fourth in the 60-meter dash, running 7.34 seconds.

Sophomore long sprinter Joe Feldmann (Oregonia, Ohio) finished third in the 400-meter dash in 52.06.

Classmate Ben Franke ran 9:21.00 to finish fifth in the 3000-meter run. His time is the fifth-best in Hanover history.

In the throws, junior Austin Duncan (Pekin, Ind.) threw a personal-best 13.67 meters to finish fifth in the weight throw, while senior Al Moreland (Lawton, Mich.) placed seventh with his own personal-record toss of 13.45 meters.

Moreland moves into a tie for fifth-place all-time with the performance.

Host Rose-Hulman won the seven-team invitational with 231 points. Hanover scored 66 points.

Rose-Hulman Friday Night Invitational results