A trio of repeat honorees highlight five members of Hanover College’s women’s track & field team who have earned all-league recognition from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The selections are based on performance at the HCAC championship April 25-26 in Defiance, Ohio.
Juniors Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas) and Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.), along with sophomore Ashlee Arbaugh (Findlay, Ohio), earned first-team all-conference honors. Freshman Brittany Ferrell (Hillsboro, Ohio) was a second-team honoree and classmate Erika Jervis (Indianapolis, Ind.) was selected to the HCAC’s sportsmanship team.
Chambers, a three-time all-conference recipient, won the long jump with a 5.31-meter leap. She also placed second in the 100-meter dash (12.64 seconds) and 200-meter dash (26.46).
Additionally, she joined Jervis, Ferrell and freshman Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) to place fourth in the 4x400-meter relay (4:16.47).
Dye posted her second career league crown in the 10,000 meters. She outdistanced the field by more than 30 seconds to win the event with a time of 39.29.51.
The three-time all-HCAC honoree also placed fifth in the 5,000 meters (19:07.65).
Arbaugh earned victories in two field events to claim a spot on the all-conference team for the second year in a row. She set a new stadium record with a 12.84-meter heave to win the shot put. She was first in the discus throw with a 37.32-meter toss.
She also finished sixth in the hammer throw with a season-best 38.45-meter effort.
Ferrell placed second in the 800-meter run, running the second-best time in school history (2:21.99).
Jervis placed eighth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:05.31.
Published Thursday, May 1, 2014