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Red Out versus Franklin highlights women's conference tilt this week

Women's basketball team huddle

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HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women’s basketball team’s week of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests is highlighted by hosting Franklin in a “Red Out” at Collier Arena on Wednesday evening.

The Panthers will host the rival Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, and will then travel to face Anderson for the second time this season at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21.

ABOUT HANOVER

Hanover is coming off a two-game split last week in conference action. The Panthers defeated Mount St. Joseph 71-52 on the road last Wednesday, before falling to Bluffton 86-81 at home on Saturday. The win over MSJ runs HC’s current road winning streak to three games, while the loss to BU gave the Blue and Red three straight home losses.

The Panthers received double figure scoring from both freshman Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) and junior Allison Nash (Speedway, Ind.) in each game last week. Nall averaged 19.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest, as she scored no less than 18 points in either game. Nash added 10 points against MSJ and 17 points versus Bluffton.

On the season, Nash leads the team in scoring and ranks 11th in the HCAC at 11.3 points per game. Nall is right behind her at 10.5 points per tilt. The two are also combining for nine rebounds per game.

Sophomore Claire Cromer (Wabash, Ind.) is coming off a season high 20 points last time out, as she made 7-of-10 field goal attempts against BU. Cromer is now averaging 8.3 points per game, while also dishing out close to two assists per contest.

In the assist department, freshman Brooke Todd (Vevay, Ind.) continues to pace the Panthers. Todd is averaging 3.2 helpers per game, ranking sixth in the HCAC. The freshman tied a career high with seven dimes against MSJ.

Freshman Kristin Mills (Cincinnati, Ohio) saw extended action off the bench against MSJ, scoring six points and adding a career best seven rebounds. The freshman has seen double digit minutes off the bench in six of the last eight games.

Hanover continues to be the HCAC’s top scoring offense, averaging 70.5 points per game. The Blue and Red have scored over 80 points in three of their past five games, averaging 74.2 points per contest over the stretch.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Track opens with strong season debuts at R. H. Johnson Invite

Savannah Hubbard clears the high jump

RESULTS

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – The Hanover men’s and women’s track and field teams had five athletes open up the 2017 indoor season at the R. H. Johnson Invitational Saturday afternoon.

One of the main highlights of the day was the men finishing third in the team scoring with just two competitors. Also, freshman Michelle Witt (Carmel, Ind.) placed second overall and was the top NCAA Division III runner in the women’s 60 meter hurdles, as her time of 10.18 seconds in the finals ranks among the top 10 all-time at HC. This was her first meet as a member of the Panther track squad.

Senior Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) added a pair of top six finishes for the women as well. Hubbard placed fourth in the high jump, logging a height of 1.47 meters. The local product also recorded a shot put distance of 10.14 meters, which was good enough for sixth overall.

Also making her debut for the women was freshman Keena Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.). Hunter competed in the long jump, as her mark of 4.48 meters was good enough for sixth.

For the men, sophomore Joe Sheryak (Greenwood, Ind.) appeared in the high jump and long jump events. Sheryak placed fourth in the high jump with a height of 1.74 meters, while his distance of 5.59 meters in the long jump was seventh best.

Freshman Zac Butler (Clayton, Ind.) also competed in the long jump, recording a mark of 5.70 meters, which was good enough for sixth.

Overall, the HC men totaled 8.5 points, which was enough to defeat Franklin, the lone other HCAC men’s team that was scored at the invitational.

Hanover will expect to have its full roster ready to run next week, when they travel to compete at the Rose-Hulman Invitational at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Hanover men bounce back with 77-66 win over Bluffton

Wes McKinney dribbles at the top of the key

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Written by Jake Sipes-Salter, Sports Information Assistant

HANOVER, Ind. -In the first game of the Hanover College men’s and women’s basketball double-header, the Panthers rebounded from a tough loss with a 77-66 win over Bluffton.

With the win, Hanover now holds a 12-2 overall record and 7-1 mark against HCAC opponents, while Bluffton falls to 8-6 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

The contest was hotly contested throughout the first half with Hanover trailing 13-8 after the first five minutes. The Panthers then went on an 8-2 run to take a 16-15 lead midway through the half. The score was close throughout the half and was tied at 22 with 7:06 remaining. A big momentum swing occurred when junior Wes McKinney (Batesville, Ind.) cashed in on a four-point play with 6:24 remaining in the half, giving the Panthers a 26-22 lead. From that point, the Panthers outscored Bluffton 15-9, making the halftime score 41-33.

The second half began much like the first half with both teams trading layups for the first five minutes of the half. Bluffton rallied to bring the score within three points with 14:24 left in half. The turning point in the half came following a layup by freshman guard Logan Ratts (Martinsville, Ind.) with 12:25 left in the half that put the Panthers up six. Hanover then went on an 8-0 run to take a 61-47 halfway through the second half.

Hanover took a 15-point lead with 8:53 left, giving them their largest lead of the game, 64-49. Bluffton rallied to bring the score within nine with 4:54 left to play but could never fully recover from the Panthers’ mid-half run.

McKinney led the Panthers in scoring with 27 points, including 5-8 from 3-point range and 60% overall shooting. Senior Corey Muchmore (Cincinnati, Ohio) added 11 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes of playing time.

Sophomore guard Cam Fails (Mason, Ohio) put up 13 points on 5-8 shooting in the game. Junior guard Colin Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio) added 11 points including a perfect 7-7 from the free throw line. Ratts provided energy off the bench with nine points and four assists.

For the contest, Hanover shot 51.9% from the floor, including almost 60% in the first half. The Panthers were particularly hot from behind the arc, where they shot 47%.

Hanover also took advantage of Bluffton’s 16 turnovers, turning them into 21 points.

The Panthers will look to start another winning streak on Wednesday, Jan. 18 when they travel to Franklin, Ind. to take on Franklin College.

Contact: Mike Pritchard

pritchard@hanover.edu

Panthers fall late to Bluffton, 86-81

Claire Cromer drives to the basket

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HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women’s basketball team was tied at 55-all heading into the fourth quarter, but were unable to stave off the visitors from Bluffton, falling 86-81 on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers (7-8, 5-3 HCAC) were riding a modest two-game winning streak before Saturday, but were outscored 31-26 in the final quarter. Bluffton (13-2, 7-1 HCAC) has now won three straight games against HC.

A layup from junior Allison Nash (Speedway, Ind.) gave the Panthers a 57-55 advantage just 40 seconds into the fourth frame. Bluffton however, rattled off 11 of the games next 14 points to take a 66-60 edge with 6:41 left to play.

The two sides would trade basket-for-basket until a three-point play from freshman Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) made it 69-68 in favor of BU, with 5:21 remaining. This however would be as close as the Panthers would get down the stretch, as the Beavers used a 10-4 spurt to go in front 79-72 with less than two minutes remaining.

Hanover was able to crawl back within three points, after a pair of free throws from Nash in the closing seconds, but the Beavers added two makes from the charity stripes themselves to capture the 86-81 victory.

Both Nall and Nash ended up in double figures in scoring with 18 and 17 points respectively. Nall added seven rebounds, while Nash helped out on the glass with six grabs.

Sophomore Claire Cromer (Wabash, Ind.) scored a team high 20 points, with 13 coming in the second half. Cromer made 7-of-10 shots from the field, while also making three of her five attempts from behind the arc.

Off the bench, freshman Audrey Wetzel (Columbus, Ind.) scored six points, while also grabbing a team high nine rebounds. Her classmate Brooke Todd (Vevay, Ind.) dished out a team high four assists, in addition to recording five points and three rebounds.

Both teams lived at the charity stripe, with the Panthers making 24-of-26 attempts, for a season high 92.3 percent shooting. Bluffton made 25 foul shots in 34 tries, 73.5 percent.

In the first quarter, HC used an 8-1 run to catapult to a 14-7 lead with 3:31 remaining in the opening period. The Blue and Red led 18-17 after the first quarter.

Hanover was outscored 22-19 in the second quarter, as they entered halftime trailing 39-37.

The second half saw the Panthers jump out to their largest lead of the game at nine points, 48-39, as they opened the half on an 11-0 run. A Cromer three pointer capped the spurt for HC at the 5:45 mark of the third quarter.

Bluffton responded however, by nearly doubling up the Panthers in scoring over the final 5:45 of the period, 16-7, as the game was tied 55-55 with 10 minutes remaining.

Hanover will look to rebound next week, when they host Franklin for a 7:30 tip-off on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The game is being advertised as a Red Out for home students and fans.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Women cruise to 71-52 win over Mount St. Joseph on the road

Alexis Nall introduced in starting lineup

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CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Hanover women’s basketball team earned its second straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) road win with a 71-52 victory over Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) Wednesday night.

With the win, the Panthers evened their overall record at 7-7 and improve to 5-2 in the HCAC, while the Lions fall to 1-13 overall and 0-7 in league play.

Down 12-10 just over midway through the opening frame, Hanover closed the quarter on a 13-5 run to take a 23-17 lead into the second period.

That lead grew to 14 points by halftime as the Panthers out-scored Mount St. Joseph 18-10 in the second quarter to lead 41-27 at the half.

Freshman Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) led all scorers at the break with 13 points, while the Hanover bench also had a big half as they contributed 21 of the team’s 41 first half points.

Two buckets by freshman Mahela Motter (Danville, Ind.) and a three-pointer by Nall pushed the lead to 21 points early in the third quarter, and the Lions would have no answer as the Panthers cruised to the 19-point win.

Hanover had a big advantage on the boards. The Panthers grabbed 47, including 21 offensive rebounds to only 28 by Mount St. Joseph. Off those 21 offensive boards, Hanover scored 21 second-chance points, while the Lions managed only six.

Nall finished with a game-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting in only 12 minutes of action. Junior Allison Nash (Speedway, Ind.) came off the bench to score 10 points and grab five rebounds.

Overall, 12 different players scored for the Panthers, including seven that scored at least five points.

Hanover will look for its third consecutive conference win when it returns home Saturday, Jan. 14 to host Bluffton (Ohio). Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. in Collier Arena.

Contact: Mike Pritchard

pritchard@hanover.edu

Panthers winning streak ends at eight games after falling to MSJ, 76-73

Cam Fails looks to inbound the basketball

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HANOVER, Ind. – Behind a raucous crowd of over 1,200 people, the Hanover men’s basketball team could not use it to its advantage, as its late rally fell short against Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday evening, 76-73.

The loss ends the Panthers (11-2, 6-1 HCAC) eight-game overall winning streak and hands them their first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and home loss of the season. The win improves the Lions to 11-3 overall, as there is now a three-way tie for first in the HCAC between HC, MSJ, and Anderson.

Hanover trailed throughout the entire second half and was behind by as many as 11 points, but a layup from junior Levi Buck (Pendleton, Ind.) capped an 8-0 run, tying the game at 68-apiece with 2:22 remaining.

After HC split a pair of free throws on their next two possessions and the Lions recorded a layup, the game was tied at 70-70 with 1:00 left to play. Mount St. Joseph would score on its next offensive possession and make all four free throw attempts down the stretch to survive in the 76-73 thriller.

Sophomore Cam Fails (Mason, Ohio) made five of his eight three-point attempts, as he scored a career high 29 points. Starting for the first time since Dec. 3, Fails added a pair of rebounds and assists as well.

Buck added 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, while grabbing three rebounds. Junior Wes McKinney (Batesville, Ind.) scored 10 points, while he and senior Corey Muchmore (Cincinnati, Ohio) captured seven rebounds apiece. Muchmore recorded seven points and paced the Panthers with three blocks as well.

Junior Colin Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the Panthers in rebounding with nine, while also adding six points and a team high five assists.

Freshman Kevin Williams (Edinburgh, Ind.) came off the bench and scored all seven of his points in the second half. In a game where scoring was done predominately by the starting units, Hanover held a slight 10-9 edge in bench points.

Despite the loss, HC still shot over 46 percent from the floor, making 25-of-54 attempts. The Lions enjoyed a 49.1 percent shooting clip overall, the second highest allowed by HC this season.

The game was back-and-forth throughout, especially early as the Lions led by one point before a Buck layup capped a 6-0 spurt, giving the Panthers a 21-16 advantage, their largest lead of the contest, with 9:30 remaining in the opening half.

Hanover however, was outscored 17-7 over the final nine minutes of the half, as they went into the intermission trailing 33-28. The Panthers were forced into 10 first half giveaways, which resulted in a 12-1 advantage in points of turnovers for the Lions.

The Lions led for the first 18 minutes of the second half until a Muchmore free throw gave HC a 69-68 lead with 1:47 remaining.

Hanover will look to bounce back at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, when they welcome Bluffton for a HCAC contest.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Track Indoor Preview: Field Athletes

Emily Clancy and Jacob Sofronko track collage

HANOVER, Ind. – As the indoor track season approaches for the Hanover men and women, today we will highlight a few of the returning field athletes.

Throughout the week, we will take a deeper look at each group of the track and field program. To review previous releases, click the links below.

Sprinters (Jan. 9, 2017)

Distance (Jan. 10, 2017)

Hanover returns senior Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.), who is the reigning HCAC Indoor and Outdoor Most Outstanding Field Athlete. Hubbard, who competes in multiple field events as part of the indoor pentathlon, is currently among the top five all-time at HC in four different individual field events.

The senior holds the triple jump record with a mark of 10.67 meters, which came at DePauw in 2016. She also placed second in the triple jump at the HCAC Indoor Championships. Hubbard added a first place finish at the conference meet in the long jump with a mark of 5.23 meters. The local product is also in the top five in school history in the high jump and shot put, while holding the school mark for pentathlon points at 3,180 as well.

Joining Hubbard as a top returning female field athlete is sophomore Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.). Clancy who competed solely in the pole vault for field events last season, is the current HC record holder. The sophomore set a personal best mark of 3.25 meters at the HCAC Championships, finishing fourth overall. She cleared 3.00 meters in four of her five tries at the pole vault during the 2016 indoor campaign, and placed in the top eight on all five occasions.

The men return a bevy of field athletes including the pole vault record holder, sophomore Slade Stevens (Goshen, Ky.). Stevens set a mark of 3.75 meters at the conference championship, placing eighth overall. The sophomore competed in the event just one other time last year, finishing eighth with a mark of 3.45 meters.

Junior Jacob Sofronko (Ridgeville, Ind.) returns as one of the team’s top weight throw and shot put athletes. Sofronko’s last weight throw in 2016 came at the Fred Wilt Invitational, where he set a mark of 14.96 meters to place fourth at the event and fourth all-time at HC. The junior’s best shot put throw last year was 12.23 meters, which was good enough for sixth at DePauw. Sofronko is coming off a strong football campaign with the Panthers, as he was named a second team all-HCAC pick.

One of the top jumpers returning for the men is sophomore Joe Sheryak (Greenwood, Ind.). Sheryak competed in the high jump three times during last season’s indoor tour, finishing sixth once and eighth twice. His best high jump mark was 1.75 meters, which placed him eighth at the HCAC Championships. Sheryak also competed in the long jump once, logging a mark of 5.63 meters.

Hanover will open the 2017 indoor season at noon on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the R.H. Johnson Invitational.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Hanover women set to face a pair of Ohio schools

Claire Cromer looks to inbound the basketball

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HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women’s basketball team will continue Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play as they face Mount St. Joseph and Bluffton this week.

The Panthers (6-7, 4-2 HCAC) are currently in a tie for third in the conference standings, and will travel to face MSJ at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, before hosting Bluffton at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14.

ABOUT HANOVER

Hanover is coming off a split in two conference games last week, falling at home to Rose-Hulman 68-42, before picking up an 85-74 road win at Earlham this past Saturday.

Against Earlham, HC went 0-12 from three-point range, marking the first time since the 2007-08 season that they have failed to make a three pointer in a game. The streak ended at 250 consecutive games. Although the Panthers were unable to knock in a shot from behind the arc, they were 25-of-30 from the charity stripe, setting a new season high shooting percentage, .833.

Junior Allison Nash (Speedway, Ind.) scored a team high 16 points against the Quakers, and is leading the team in points per game this season at 11.0. Nash is also averaging 4.2 rebounds per contest.

Freshmen Alexis Nall (Mount Vernon, Ind.) and Maleha Motter (Danville, Ind.) each scored eight points against the Engineers to lead the way for HC. Nall also added 13 points in the win over Earlham. On the season, Nall is averaging 9.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game, while Motter is recording 8.3 points and a team high 7.0 rebounds per contest.

Averaging 2.8 assists per game, freshman Brooke Todd (Vevay, Ind.) is among the top five in the conference in helpers. Todd is also shooting 90.2 percent from the free throw line, ranking second in the HCAC and seventh in the NCAA.

As a team, Hanover leads the HCAC in scoring, averaging 69.7 points per game. The Panthers are shooting .384 from the field, while also posting one of the conference’s best assists per game mark at 13.2.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Panthers prep for pair of home conference contests this week

Men's basketball celebrates after thrilling win over John Carroll

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HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men’s basketball team will take its current eight-game winning streak into a pair of home Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games this week.

The Panthers (11-1, 6-0 HCAC) will face two of the top three teams in overall winning percentage in the HCAC this season in Mount St. Joseph and Bluffton. Hanover and MSJ (10-3, 5-1 HCAC) will tip off in a battle between the top two teams in the HCAC standings at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, a game which is being publicized as a white out for students and fans. The Blue and Red will then welcome Bluffton (8-4, 1-4 HCAC) for a 2 p.m. tip on Saturday, Jan. 14.

ABOUT HANOVER

The Panthers are coming off two conference road victories, as they defeated Rose-Hulman 93-63 last Wednesday before traveling to Earlham, where they won 59-58. Hanover has won eight straight games overall, tying its longest winning streak since the 2012-13 season. Two wins this week would give HC its longest winning streak since the 2003-04 season, where the team finished 26-2 overall.

Hanover received a clutch performance from senior Corey Muchmore (Cincinnati, Ohio) in the win over EC, as he recorded his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Muchmore also defended the game’s last shot which was a miss from the Quakers at the right elbow.

On the season, Muchmore leads the HCAC and is fifth in the NCAA in field goal shooting percentage, sitting at .685. The senior is averaging 14.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.

The Panthers have been one of the best shooting teams in the country this year, ranking third in NCAA Division III in field goal percentage at .525. Hanover is also shooting 39.9 percent from three-point range, ranking among the top 30 in the nation.

Leading the way offensively is junior Wes McKinney (Batesville, Ind.), who ranks second in the HCAC in scoring at 20.8 points per contest. McKinney also paces the HCAC in rebounds per game at 8.4. McKinney made 11-of-21 three-point attempts last week, and is currently first in the HCAC and 25th with a .470 shooting clip from behind the arc.

With the return of sophomore Cam Fails (Mason, Ind.) last week, HC now has a dynamic duo at the point guard position. Fails and freshman Logan Ratts (Martinsville, Ind.) averaged a combined 22.5 points, 5.5 assists, and 4.5 steals per game last week. Ratts has started each of the past seven games, and has scored in double figures in three straight games and five of the last six contests. Fails returned to action last Wednesday, where he scored 14 points, as he is averaging 13.1 points per game this year.

The Blue and Red have been particularly hot from the field recently, as they have shot over 50 percent in five of their past six games. Hanover’s .449 shooting clip against Earlham marked their lowest field goal percentage since Nov. 23.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu

Track Indoor Preview: Distance Runners

Cami Trachtman and Jack Simon running collage

HANOVER, Ind. – As the indoor track season approaches for the Hanover men and women, today we will preview the returning distance runners.

Throughout the week, we will take a deeper look at each group of the track and field program. To review previous releases, click the links below.

Sprinters (Jan. 9, 2017)

The Hanover track team will return six distance runners, all of which are coming off strong cross country seasons this past fall. Overall, both the men and women cross country teams placed third at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship, combining for seven all-conference selections.

For the men, sophomore Jacob Hedrick (Memphis, Ind.) is coming off his best cross country season with Hanover, where he led the team in three meets and finished second on the squad in the other four races. The sophomore’s best eight-kilometer time this fall was 25:48.0, at the #JennaStrong Invitational. Hedrick was named to the all-HCAC squad after finishing third in the conference meet.

In terms of his freshman indoor campaign last year, Hedrick ran in five events, finishing no worse than 12th in any race. Hedrick’s highlight of the 2016 indoor season came at the HCAC Championships where he finished seventh in the 5000-meter run, placing seventh overall, and also marking the fifth fastest time in school history.

Senior Jack Simon (Lexington, Ky.) was named as an honorable mention all-HCAC pick after placing 15th at the conference championship in the fall. Simon’s fastest 8K time also came at the #JennaStrong Invitational, where he ran in a time of 26:58.4.

Simon, a 2016 Indoor HCAC all-sportsmanship pick, posted eight total finishes among the top eight during last season’s indoor campaign. The senior was a top eight finisher in three events at last season’s HCAC championships as well, including the 800-meter, mile run, and distance medley relay.

Also returning to the indoor surface is junior Joe Rector (Aurora, Ind.). After pacing the Panthers during the first three races of the 2016 cross country season, the junior battled injuries the remainder of the campaign. His top time of the fall came at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, where he ran in a time of 26:33.6. Rector also won the opening meet of the fall season at the Sodexo Grizzly Invitational.

Rector returns to the track team, where he was a 2016 first team all-HCAC choice during the indoor season. The junior competed in just six total events last indoor season, but recorded three first place, one third place, and two fourth place finishes. Rector won the indoor 3000m and 5000m runs at the HCAC Championships last year, recording times of 8:58.51 and 15:14.15 respectively. Currently, Rector is the school record holder in the 5000m and mile runs, while ranking second at HC in the 3000m.

On the women’s side, senior Kori Siebert (Borden, Ind.) will be looking to carry momentum from the cross country season onto the track. Siebert was an all-HCAC pick, finishing 10th at the conference championship back in October. The senior was a mainstay among the top three for HC in the cross country season.

Siebert competed just three times during the indoor season last year, with her top finish coming in the 3000m at the DePauw Small College Invitational. She placed 10th with a time of 11:58.89. The senior also placed 13th at the conference meet in the 5000m, finishing in 20:36.50.

Classmate Cami Trachtman (Carmel, Ind.) also a mainstay among the top runners this past fall for the women’s cross country squad, battled injuries causing her to miss a chance at earning all-conference honors. Trachtman battled back to run her second best six-kilometer time of the year at the NCAA Regional Championships at 25:27.5.

Trachtman was a 2016 Indoor all-HCAC pick, after recording three top six finishes at the conference championships. The senior was a part of the DMR squad which won the HCAC race at 12:58.16, while ranking second all-time at HC. Trachtman was a part of the 2015 DMR team that currently holds the school record, while her mile time of 5:25.46 back in 2015 is also among the top five at HC all-time.

A third senior returning his Brittany Ferrell (Hillsboro, Ohio). Ferrell earned HCAC honorable mention tabs this past fall, finishing 20th overall. The senior was also second among HC runners at the NCAA Regionals, running her best 6K time of 25:06.6.

Though she did not compete on the track and field squad last season, Ferrell recorded 14 top 10 finishes in 15 total events during the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2015. Her last appearance for HC on the track came at the 2015 HCAC Outdoor Championships, where she placed sixth in the 800m and fourth on the 4x400m relay team.

Hanover will open the season at the R.H. Johnson Invitational at noon on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu