Trimpe tops pole vault record, throwers shine at Rose-Hulman Twilight

Erin trimpe

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Hanover women's track & field team saw its three throwers combine for four top-five finishes at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet Friday.

Leading the way for the throws-group was sophomore Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.). Galbreath posted a personal record in the shot put, 11.97m, placing her second at the meet and keeping her second all-time at Hanover. The sophomore also logged a third-place finish in the hammer throw, recording a distance of 43.74m.

A pair of freshmen in Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) and Emma Schmidt (Greenwood, Ind.) each added a top-five finish as well. Browning fell just 0.03m shy of tying a PR in the hammer throw, logging a distance of 43.09m to place fourth overall. Schmidt was fifth in the shot put, posting a mark of 11.07m.

Junior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) broke her own school record in the pole vault, as her height of 3.72m was good enough for second Friday. Trimpe, who spent time as the nation's leader in the event earlier this spring, is now currently ranked 10th in NCAA Division III. Classmate Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) made her 2018 outdoor debut Friday, placing fifth in the pole vault, clearing 2.97m.

The 3000m steeplechase saw junior Amanda Stump (Garrett, Ind.) place fifth with a time of 13:01.75. Sophomores Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) and Michelle Witt (Carmel, Ind.) each added seventh-place finishes in the 200m dash and 100m hurdles, respectively. Hunter's time of 27.04 was a PR, while Witt also cleared the 10-meter mark in the triple jump.

Hanover finished with 48 total points Friday, good enough for fifth out of 10 teams. Washington (Mo.) would earn the team championship with 277 points.

The Panthers will trek back to Rose-Hulman next weekend to compete in the 2018 HCAC Outdoor Championships. The 2017 co-champions of the outdoor season were picked to place third in the coaches preseason poll.

Contact: Tyler Jester