Women's track third in Rose-Hulman Early Bird meet

Erin Trimpe

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Hanover women's track and field team posted a strong showing in its first outdoor meet of the 2018 season with a third place finish at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird meet Saturday afternoon. 

The Panthers finished with 96 total points on the day. Baldwin Wallace (Ohio) won the team title with 187 points, and the host, Rose-Hulman, was second with 143 total points. 

Hanover had three different individuals win an event in their opening meet led by junior Erin Trimpe's (New Palestine, Ind.) school record in the pole vault. After breaking the indoor school record three times this winter, Trimpe cleared a height of 3.66m to set the outdoor mark. Freshman Emily Jones (Pendleton, Ind.) was fifth in the event in her first collegiate outdoor meet with a height of 2.73m to set a personal record. 

Sophomore Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) had a strong opening meet. The second-year athlete won the 400m hurdles in 1:06.74 and also recorded a personal best in the high jump with a height of 1.53m, which was good for second. 

Sophomore Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.) and junior Amanda Stump (Garrett, Ind.) were the top two finishers in the 3000m steeplechase. Barlow posted her best time ever and won the event in 12:18.31, while Stump was second in 12:56.57. 

Sophomore Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) and freshman Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) scored in three throws events each. Galbreath was second in the shot put (10.78m), third in the javelin throw (27.99m) and sixth in the hammer throw (38.86m), while Browning was fifth in both the hammer throw (39.31m) and shot put (10.26m), and placed seventh in the discuss throw (31.11m). 

Freshmen Sydney Claypoole (Mt. Sterling, Ky.) and Olivia Hall (Lexington, Ky.) earned a top three finish each. Claypoole was third in the 400m dash with a time of 1:04.87, and Hall was third in the 400m hurdles in 1:12.42. 

In addition, sophomore Morgan West (Connersville, Ind.) scored in a pair of events. She was fifth in the high jump (1.43m) and eighth in the 400m dash (1:08.97). 

The Panthers will next host the Hanover Invitational Saturday, March 31. The meet is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Alumni Stadium. 

Contact: Mike Pritchard