Briahna Chambers
Briahna Chambers
Hanover was nearly a unanimous selection to win the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's indoor track & field championship in a poll of league coaches.

Hanover, which received nine of the 10 first-place votes and 99 overall, won its second indoor title a year ago. Franklin received 83 points and finished second and Defiance picked up the other first-place vote and 79 overall to place third.

Manchester finished fourth with 67 points and was followed by Rose-Hulman (64 ), Anderson (58), Bluffton (37), Earlham (28), Transylvania (22), and Mount St. Joseph (13).

Briahna Chambers, a junior from Bell, Texas, returns for Hanover after earning the HCAC Most Outstanding Track Athlete honor last February. Chambers set conference records in the 60-meter dash (8.05) and 200-meter dash (26.84) at the meet.

The Panthers also return event winners Jordan Moseby and Ashlee Arbaugh this season. Moseby set a conference record in the 60-meter hurdles (9.10), while Arbaugh earned the shot put title with a heave of 12.09 meters.

In addition to her three teammates, Hanover junior jumper Frannie Larson was also named as an athlete to watch by the league.

Transylvania's Shelby Auxier, a sophomore from Southwestern High School in Hanover, was also named an athlete to watch by the HCAC.

Rose-Hulman has been selected as the unanimous front runner to win the men's indoor track & field championship and gained all 10 first-place votes.

Franklin totaled a second-best 85 points and was followed by Defiance (77), Anderson (68), Manchester (68), Hanover (51), Bluffton (38), Mount St. Joseph (29), Earlham (21) and Transylvania (13).

Hanover had three athletes listed to watch by the HCAC including senior thrower Al Moreland, sophomore jumper Nick Jaeger and sophomore sprinter Joe Feldman.

The 2014 HCAC Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships are set for Saturday, Feb. 22, at Anderson University.