Sophomore Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) set a school record in the 800-meter run and two others collected three wins apiece to lead the Hanover College women’s track and field team at the DePauw University Indoor Invitational.
Smith ran 2:26.59 to break the previous Hanover record of 2:27.22 set by Sara Lucas in 2012.
Junior Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) claimed two victories. She turned in a season-best effort in the 200-meter dash, running 26.87, and also took top honors in the long jump with a 5.37-meter leap. Chambers narrowly missed resetting her own 200-meter record of 26.84 set in 2013.
This follows an eighth-place performance Friday evening at the Hoosier Hills Invitational held Feb. 14 at Indiana University. Chambers jumped a season-best 5.40 meters as the lone NCAA Division III participant in the event. This jump currently ranks 21st in the country.
Junior Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) also narrowly missed setting a record of her own, winning the mile run in 5.22.91. The effort is just two seconds off Rachael Moreland’s 2012 mark.
Junior Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.) finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a 9.23 effort, while junior Frannie Larson (Goshen, Ky.) placed second in high jump with a season-best 1.57-meter leap, just shy of her 1.58-meter school record.
The Panthers finished fifth in the 15-team meet with 75.5 points. Host DePauw won the competition with 139 points.
Published Saturday, February 15, 2014