Youth leads Hanover's all-HCAC selections

Two sophomores and a pair of freshmen members of Hanover College’s men’s track & field team have earned all-league honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The recognition is based on performance at the HCAC championship April 25-26 in Defiance, Ohio.

Sophomores Joe Feldmann (Oregonia, Ohio) and Nick Jaeger (Terre Haute, Ind.), along with freshman Torrey Gardiner (Lafayette, La.), earned second-team all-conference honors. Freshman Anthony Pizzo (Bloomington, Ind.) was named to the league’s sportsmanship team.

Feldmann finished second in the 400-meter dash in a career-best 49.53 seconds. The two-time all-HCAC recipient also teamed with Pizzo, senior Brendan Kelly (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore Jack Schoening (Noblesville, Ind.) to place third in the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 3:25.55.

Gardiner turned in the fourth-quickest time in school history to finish second in the 100-meter dash (11.08 seconds). He also combined with Pizzo, senior Tyler Arceneaux (Akron, Ind.) and freshman Enrico Franchini (Sao Paulo, Brazil) to match their school record in the 4x100-meter relay. The group covered the lap in 43.19 seconds.

Jaeger, who was the conference’s top freshman last season, placed second in the high jump with a leap of 1.93 meters.

Pizzo also placed seventh in the long jump with a 6.13-meter effort.