Trimpe breaks pole vault record for third time this season at DePauw Classic

Teal Burnett and Kenna Hunter running

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - Junior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) broke the school pole vault record for the third time this season to highlight another strong outing by the Hanover women's track and field team at the DePauw Classic Saturday afternoon.

Hanover finished with 84 points to finish fourth overall, and third among NCAA Division III schools. Kentucky Wesleyan won the meet with 113 points, followed by Rose-Hulman in second with 107.5 points and Rhodes (Tenn.) in third with 101.5 points.

The trio of Trimpe, junior Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) and freshman Emily Jones (Pendleton, Ind.) combined for 22 of the team's 84 points as all three finished in the top five. Trimpe, who had already broken the school record in the event twice in three tries this season, cleared a height of 3.58m to place first overall. Clancy was second with a height of 3.20m, and Jones moved into third in school history with a vault of 2.90m. 

Four other individuals scored in two events for the Panthers. Junior Teal Burnett (Marshall, Ill.) placed second in the 400m with a time of 1:02.31 and was also fourth in the 200m in 27.63.

Sophomore Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) posted a pair of top five finishes. Hunter was third in the long jump (4.77m) and fifth in the 200m (27.68).

Sophomore Michelle Witt (Carmel, Ind.) scored in both the triple jump (5th - 10.12m) and the 60m hurdles (7th - 10.15m), while sophomore Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) placed sixth in the shot put (11.10m) and came only 12 centimeters shy of Emily Boyd's school record of 14.63 in the weight throw with a toss of 14.51m. 

Freshman Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) placed seventh in the weight throw with a distance of 13.35m. With that throw she moved into fourth all-time in Hanover history.  

The 4x200m relay team of senior Casey Pennell (Indianapolis, Ind.), Burnett, Hunter and freshman Sydney Claypoole (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) ran the fourth fastest time in the event in program history. Their time of 1:50.23 was good enough to place first overall. 

Other top five finishes included the 4x400m relay with a fourth place finish in 4:22.78, and a fifth place finish in the mile run (5:47.23) by sophomore Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.).

Hanover will next make a return trip to Anderson, Ind. Saturday, Feb. 17 to compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Championships hosted by Anderson University. The meet is set to begin at 1 p.m. in the Kardatzke Wellness Center. 

Contact: Mike Pritchard