Hanover's Chambers receives national track & field honors
Thursday, February 21, 2013 10:00 AM
Hanover sprinter Briahna Chambers has received national accolades from two track and field organizations just a day after earning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's top honor.
Chambers, a sophomore from Bell, Texas, set four Hanover College records and two HCAC records at the league's indoor championships over the weekend. On Tuesday, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named her the honorable-mention NCAA Division III athlete of the week.
Chambers was also named the women's track and field team player of the week by the Track & Field Superfan website.
Chambers ran two individual events, two relays and competed in the long jump to merit the national recognition.
In addition to winning the 60-meter dash (8.05 seconds) and 200-meter dash (26.84) in conference-record time, the Chambers anchored the first-place 1600-meter relay team (4:13.91) and second-place 800-meter relay (1:48.25).
Both relays bested Hanover records by significant margins.
Chambers, the Panthers' long jump record-holder, finished third overall to complete the HCAC championship with 30.50 of Hanover's 166 total points.
Freshman high jumper Nick Jaeger and freshman thrower Ashlee Arbaugh joined Chambers in earning honors from the HCAC.
Jaeger was tabbed the HCAC's most outstanding freshman male athlete. Arbaugh earned the women's top freshman athlete honor.
The trio was joined on the Heartland Conference's all-league team by Emily Boyd, Lexi Vincz, Khrystal Nugent, Rachel Slade and Jordan Moseby on the first team.
Mackenzie Dye and Holli Leslie were each second-team all-HCAC selections.
Sophomore Frannie Larson was named to the conference's all-sportsmanship team.