Hanover smashes records at DePauw Indoor Invitational
Monday, February 11, 2013 10:00 AM
Briahna Chambers claimed her third individual school record of the season and freshman Ashlee Arbaugh broke Hanover's shot put record for the third-straight meet to lead the Hanover College track teams at the DePauw Indoor Invitational on Saturday.
Not to be outdone, senior Lexi Vincz broke her own 400-meter-run record in Hanover's pre-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship tune-up.
Chambers ran the 400 in 27.37 seconds to break Angie Lugo's 1997 time of 27.43. She now holds the Hanover indoor 60-meter dash and long jump records, in addition to several relay team records.
Chambers also anchored the winning 800-meter relay team and finished third in the long jump. She joined Vincz, Jordan Moseby and Rachel Slade to run 1:50.67 in the relay, the second-best time in school history.
Vincz's 1:01.01 effort in the 400 topped her previous record of 1:01.82 set last year. Slade also placed in the event, running a career-best 1:03.77.
Moseby was the final Hanover event winner, taking the 60-meter hurdles in 9.13 seconds.
With the Heartland Conference championships set for this weekend, long distance ace Mackenzie Dye stepped down in distance to compete in the mile run. She finished in 5:25.43, the third-fastest indoor time in Hanover history.
Arbaugh finished fifth in shot put with an 11.55-meter toss and sixth in the weight throw with a career-best 13.78-meter heave. The weight throw mark is the second-best in Hanover history behind senior teammate Emily Boyd.
Boyd finished one place ahead of Arbaugh with a 13.81-meter effort.
On the men's side, freshman high jumper Nick Jaeger continued his strong debut season, matching the Hanover record and winning the meet with a 1.98-meter leap.
On his next jump Jaeger clipped the bar in his final attempt at 2.04 meters, narrowly missing a height that would place him in the top 10 in NCAA Division III.
In the sprints, Kris Jenkins placed eighth in the 60-meter-dash, running 7.27 seconds. Jenkins also ran the third-fastest indoor 200-meter-dash in Hanover history, winning his heat in 23.62 seconds.
Logan Wells missed adding his name to the 3000-meter list by less than a second, running a personal-best 9:22.14.
Despite not entering full squads, the Hanover women finished fifth, while the men finished 16th overall.
The HCAC Indoors will be held Saturday in Defiance (Ohio).