Hanover women to compete in DePauw Invitational Saturday

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HANOVER, Ind. - In the team's final tune-up before the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the Hanover women's track and field team will travel to Greencastle, Ind. Saturday, Feb. 10 to participate in the DePauw Invitational. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in the Indoor Tennis and Track Center on DePauw's campus. 

THE COMPETITION: Anderson (Ind.), Centre (Ky.), DePauw (Ind.), Earlham (Ind.), Franklin (Ind.), Kentucky Wesleyan, Lindenwood (Mo.), Mount St. Joseph (Ohio), Rhodes (Tenn.), Rose-Hulman (Ind.), Spalding (Ky.), Transylvania (Ky.) and Wabash (Ind.)


LAST WEEK: Hanover posted 11 top five finishes with senior Casey Pennell (Indianapolis, Ind.) and sophomore Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) setting three personal records each at the Anderson Invitational last Saturday.  

In four events, Pennell set PR's in the long jump (4.84m), the 60m dash (8.40) and the 200m (28.94), and also added a top five finish in the high jump (1.48). Her effort in the long jump moved her into third place in school history in the event. 

Hunter set new personal bests in the triple jump (9.89m), the 60m hurdles (10.24) and the high jump (1.48m). Her mark in the triple jump was good enough to win that event, while she placed second in the 400m with a time of 1:01.83.

Sophomores Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.) and Caitlyn Naghdi (Carmel, Ind.) recorded top five finishes with new personal records in the 3000m. Barlow ran a time of 11:33.76 and Naghdi finished in 12:03.12. 

The Panthers won the distance medley relay with a time of 14:07.20. Sophomore Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) set a new PR in the weight throw (13.72m), and junior Teal Burnett (Marshall, Ill.) added a third place finish in the 400m. 

LAST YEAR: Hanover finished fifth out of 13 competing schools at last year's DePauw Invitational. As part of that meet, the 4x200 relay set a season-best with a time of 1:49.99. That time was also good enough for third in school history at the time. 

Junior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) finished third in the pole vault with a 3.20-meter vault, which was a personal best and the second best in school history to that point. 

Eve Galbreath posted two top five marks in program history with a 12.70m weight throw and a distance of 10.85 in the shot put. 

PEFORMANCE LIST: The Hanover women's track team continues to improve each week. Through three weeks of competition the Panthers have already set 27 new personal bests and recorded eight new top five marks in school history, including a school record in the pole vault.  

UP NEXT: Hanover will return to Anderson, Ind. Saturday, Feb. 17 to compete in the HCAC Indoor Championships. The Panthers will enter the meet, which will start at 1 p.m., as the defending league champions. 

Contact: Mike Pritchard