Hanover track runs strong at opener
Thursday, February 06, 2014 10:00 AM
Strong performances by the junior class paced the Hanover College women's track and field team in its winter opener at the Rose-Hulman Friday Night Invitational last Friday.
Four juniors won five different events and sophomore Rachel Smith joined the four by claiming a victory in the mile run (5:35.21).
Briahna Chambers outdistanced the field in the 200-meter-run (27.60 seconds), won the long jump with a 5.12-meter leap, and finished second in the 60-meter-dash (8.26).
Frannie Larson and Mackenzie Dye also took top honors in the high jump (1.56 meters) and 3000-meter run (10:49.19), respectively.
Jordan Moseby claimed the final victory for the squad, winning the 60-meter-hurdles with a 9.52-second effort. Moseby also placed third in the 60-meter dash, running 8.31.
Savannah Hubbard, a freshman from nearby Southwestern High School, turned in two noteworthy performances in her collegiate debut, finishing second in the triple jump and third in the long jump. Her 4.77-meter long jump ranks fourth in Hanover history, while her 9.91-meter triple jump ranks sixth in school history.
Freshman thrower Megan Richey also claimed a spot on the record list, placing fifth in the shot put (10.59 meters) and fourth in the weight throw (11.09). Her shot put effort ranks second in Panther history.
Sophomore distance runner Kaleigh DeBeck took third place in the 3000-meter run, finishing in 11:38.68.
Hanover scored 133.5 points to finish behind the 201 points by Carroll (Wis.) in the six-team invitational.