Junior Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) set a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor championship meet record in the 5,000-meter run to lead the Hanover College women’s track & field team to a second-place finish at the HCAC's indoor championship.
Juniors Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) and Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.) each claimed second-place finishes in the long jump and 60-meter hurdles, respectively, to spark the Panthers' effort.
Dye was content to sit with the leaders for much of the race, before gapping the field in the last kilometer to run 18:14.86.
Dye recovered to place third (10:40.85) in the 3,000-meter run and sixth (5:29.75) in the mile run.
Chambers competed in five events, scoring in the top four in all. Her 4.94-meter leap in the long jump was enough to hold off freshman teammate Savannah Hubbard’s (Madison, Ind.) second-place leap of 4.89 meters. Hubbard’s leap is the second-best in college history.
Chambers ran 8.11 seconds to place second in the 60-meter dash and placed fourth in the 200-meter dash with a 27.21 effort.
Chambers and Hubbard teamed with Moseby and junior Tricia Walsh (Amelia, Ohio) to place second in the 4x200-meter relay. Their time of 1:51.01 is the fourth-best in college history.
Chambers also competed on the fourth-place 4x400-meter relay, joining freshman Brittany Ferrell (Hillsboro, Ohio), sophomore Rachel Effinger (Versailles, Ky.) and freshman Cami Trachtman (Carmel, Ind.) to run 4:24.05.
Effinger, Trachtman, freshman Haley Witt (Lebanon, Ind.) and junior Claire Hinshaw (New Castle, Ind.) placed second in the distance-medley relay (13:32.04).
Moseby earned a second-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles (9.29 seconds) and seventh in the 60-meter dash (8.36), while Walsh finished the 60-meter dash in eighth (8.46).
Sophomore Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) placed one spot ahead of Dye in the mile (5:28.28) and fourth in the 800-meter run (2:28.87)
Effinger and Trachtman also placed in the event, running 2:30.08 and 2:33.28 to finish fifth and seventh, respectively.
Competing in her first meet of the season, sophomore Ashlee Arbaugh (Van Buren, Ohio) broke her own school record in the shot put, turning in a 12.37-meter toss to finish third. She placed fifth in the weight throw with a 12.57-meter throw.
In the high jump, junior Frannie Larson (Goshen, Ky.) cleared 1.56 meters to finish fourth, while freshman Olivia Hewitt (Florence, Ind.) placed fifth with a 1.46-meter jump.
Defiance College (Ohio) won the meet with 149 points to Hanover’s 135, breaking the streak of two consecutive indoor titles by the Panthers.
Published Saturday, February 22, 2014