Hubbard sets school record, qualifies for Nationals

Hubbard at starting blocks

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Senior Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) set a new school record for the heptathlon and, in the process, became only the third female in Hanover women’s track and field history to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships.

Hubbard finished sixth overall at the North Central College Gregory Invitational with a combined score of 4421 points to break her own record of 4353 pionts set in 2016 by 68 points.

Over the course of the two-day invitational she set two personal bests and added another season best in a third event.

On Wednesday, Hubbard opened with a time of 15.56 in the 100-meter hurdles to place seventh and collect 769 points. She followed with a jump of 1.44 meters in the high jump for tenth and 555 points, and then set a season best in the shot put with a distance of 10.46 meters to finished second with 560 points.

The senior ended the day with a personal best in the 200-meter dash in which she ran a time of 26.71 to place eighth and earn 681 points for a first day total of 2620 points.

Hubbard returned Thursday with a third place finish in the long jump. Her jump of 5.27 meters was good for third and 634 more points.

She then was second in the javelin throw (30.49 meters) for 486 points, and finished with another personal best in the 800-meter dash. In that race, Hubbard placed eighth with a time of 2:30.92 for 681 points to complete her record-setting meet.

She joins 2005 graduate Leah Peelman and 2015 graduate Briahna Chambers as the only females in school history to qualify for the national meet.

Hubbard will complete her outstanding four-year career Thursday through Saturday, May 25-27 at the 2017 NCAA Division III National Championships in Geneva, Ohio.

EVENT

MARK

POINTS

100m Hurdles

15.56

769

High Jump

1.44m

555

Shot Put

10.46m

560

200m

26.71

736

Long Jump

5.27m

634

Javelin Throw

30.49m

486

800m

2:30.92

681

Contact: Mike Pritchard

pritchard@hanover.edu

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