Hanover Tabbed as a Preseason Favorite to Win the HCAC Indoor Championship

Hanover Tabbed as a Preseason Favorite to Win the HCAC Indoor Championship

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HANOVER, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has released the Men's Track and Field Indoor season poll with Hanover College picked as one of the favorites to win the title.

The Panthers are picked second overall for the second consecutive year after claiming top three finishes in each of the last two seasons. The Blue and Red received 90 points in the poll, the most by any Panther team since the inaugural season of the HCAC Indoor Championship.

Rose-Hulman was the favorite to repeat as champions with 98 points and nine first place votes. Manchester rounded out the top three with 80 points and the last first place vote.

The remainder of the indoor poll is as followed: Earlham (62), Bluffton (47), Transylvania (44), Franklin (43), Anderson (38), Mt. St. Joseph (32) and Defiance (16).

First year head coach Rachel Sharpe will look to continue to build on the success of 2019 that saw the Panthers finish runner-up to preseason favorite Rose-Hulman. Hanover finished with 152 points paced by first place finish from junior Reece Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) and senior Hayden Veach (Shelbyville, Ind.). 

Rose-Hulman is set to host the 2020 HCAC Indoor Championships, which will take place on Saturday, February 22 at 1 P.M.

RK. TEAMS POINTS (1st Palce Votes)
1. Rose-Hulman  98 (9)
2. Hanover 90
3. Manchester  80 (1)
4. Earlham 62
5. Bluffton 47
6. Transylvania  44
7. Franklin 43
8. Anderson 38
9. Mt. St. Joseph 32
10. Defiance 16