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Hanover women claim HCAC indoor track championship
Women's & Men's teams combine to set 10 school records at meet
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, February 18, 2013 10:00 AM
Hanover College's women's track and field team won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's indoor title for the second consecutive season Saturday in Defiance, Ohio.
Hanover's men's and women's teams combined to set 10 school records in the meet. The Panthers' women's squad established eight marks while totaling 166 points to win the conference crown by 50 points.
Sprinter Briahna Chambers, a sophomore from Bell, Texas, earned victories in two individual events and also helped spur the Panthers to wins in two relays.
Chambers set a Heartland Conference record in the 60-meter dash after cruising to victory in 8.05 seconds, breaking her own Hanover mark by just four one-hundredths of a second.
Chambers also established a new HCAC mark in the 200-meter dash, covering the distance in 26.84 seconds to eclipse her previous school record by more than one-half second.
Chambers teamed with Jordan Moseby, Lexi Vincz and Rachel Slade to notch a first-place finish in the 800-meter relay. The foursome set a Hanover record with a time of 1:48.25, improving a 2012 mark of 1:49.89 previously held by Vincz, Slade, Chambers and Tricia Walsh.
Chambers, Vincz and Slade combined with Krystal Nugent to set a fieldhouse record while winning the 1600-meter relay. The group covered the distance in 4:13.91.
Moseby was first in the 60-meter hurdles in a Hanover-record 9.10 seconds. The time shaved one-hundredth of a second off her school record.
Emily Boyd and Ashlee Arbaugh led the Panthers in the field events with a pair of school records.
Boyd was first in the weight throw with a heave of 48 feet, surpassing her previous school record by nearly two feet.
Arbaugh earned a conference championship in the shot put with a record-setting heave of 39-feet, 8-inches. Her distance carried almost two feet farther than her mark of 37-feet, 10.75-inches set earlier this season.
Arbaugh also placed second in the weight throw, covering 45-feet, 1.75-inches.
Holli Leslie set a Hanover record while posting a second-place finish in the triple jump. In her first collegiate championship meet, Leslie leapt 34-feet, 11-inches to outdistance the previous mark of 34-feet, 4-inches set by Maggie Noger last year.
Rose-Hulman was second in the chase for the women's team title with 116 points, Franklin was third with 110 and host Defiance was fourth with 86.
In the men's competition, Hanover totaled 34 points to finish sixth and turned in two record-setting performances.
Kris Jenkins and Nick Jaeger led the Panthers with school marks in the 60-meter dash and high jump, respectively.
Jenkins turned in a time of 7.17 seconds to finish fifth in the 60-meter dash. The effort erased six one-hundredths of a second off the school record shared by Jenkins (2013), Jon Gentile (2001) and Isaac Fouko (1998).
Jenkins also placed fourth in the 200-meter dash, tying the school-record time of 23.29 seconds set by Andy Orem last year.
Jaeger set a school record and earned a first-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 6-feet, 6.75-inches. The effort is three- of an inch higher than the Hanover mark Jaeger shared with Brandon Otter (2009).
Rose-Hulman captured the men's team title with 206.5 points. Franklin was second with 118 and Defiance placed third with 113.5.
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