Strong performances by the junior class paced the Hanover College women’s track & field team in their winter opener at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Friday Night Invitational. Four juniors won five different events and sophomore Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) joined the four by claiming a victory in the mile run (5:35.21).
Junior Briahna Chambers (Bell, Tex.) outdistanced the field in the 200-meter-run (27.60 seconds), won the long jump with a 5.12-meter leap, and finished second in the 60-meter-dash (8.26).
Classmates Frannie Larson (LaGrange, Ky.) and Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) also took top honors in the high jump (1.56 meters) and 3000-meter run (10:49.19), respectively.
Junior Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.) claimed the final victory for the squad, winning the 60-meter-hurdles with a 9.52-second effort. Moseby also placed third in the 60-meter dash, running 8.31.
Freshman Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) turned in two noteworthy performances in her collegiate debut, finishing second in the triple jump and third in the long jump. Her 4.77-meter long jump ranks fourth in Hanover history, while her 9.91-meter triple jump ranks sixth in school history.
Freshman thrower Megan Richey also claimed a spot on the record list, claiming fifth place in the shot put (10.59 meters) and fourth in the weight throw (11.09). Her shot put effort ranks second in Panther history.
Sophomore distance runner Kaleigh DeBeck (Cromwell, Ind.) took third place in the 3000-meter run, finishing in 11:38.68.
Hanover scored 133.5 points to finish behind the 201 points by Carroll College (Wis.) in the six-team invitational.
Published Friday, January 24, 2014