Galbreath wins shot put to highlight Day One at HCAC Championships

Eve Galbreath

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – For the second consecutive year, sophomore Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) is an HCAC Outdoor Champion, as her win in the shot put Friday highlighted Hanover women's track & field's opening day at the league's meet.

Galbreath, who won the javelin throw in 2017, took the top spot in the shot put at Rose-Hulman Friday, clearing 12 meters for the first time in her collegiate career. The sophomore's personal record toss of 12.04m to stay second all-time at HC. Freshman Emma Schmidt (Greenwood, Ind.) also scored in the event, placing sixth with a distance of 11.16m.

The shot put was one of six events that hosted finals on Friday, which also included the pole vault, triple jump and discus throw in the field and the 3000m steeplechase and 10000m run on the track. Hanover accumulated 39.5 points during Day One, good enough for third overall. Rose-Hulman (49) and Manchester (44) sit in the top two spots in the team standings.

The Blue and Red accumulated 9.5 points in the pole vault, which saw juniors Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) and Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) both place. Clancy logged a personal-record height of 3.42m to place third, while Trimpe was tied for fifth at 3.27m. Freshman Emily Jones (Pendleton, Ind.) just missed out on picking up points for the Panthers but did post her collegiate best clearance of 3.12m.

Staying in the field events, sophomore Michelle Witt (Carmel, Ind.) placed seventh in the triple jump with a distance of 9.96m. Witt, along with sophomore Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) both qualified for the 100 and 400m hurdle finals for Saturday. Hunter highlighted the hurdle crew's performance with a PR in the 100m distance, posting a time of 16.25 seconds. Freshman Olivia Hall (Lexington, Ky.) also qualified for Saturday's final in the 400m hurdles after placing fourth in the prelims.

In the two distance finals, junior Amanda Stump (Garrett, Ind.) tallied a total of three points, placing seventh in the 10K (43:49.02) and eighth in the steeplechase (12:46.38). Sophomore Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.) set a personal best time in the steeplechase, moving into third all-time at HC, crossing the finish line at 11:52.13. Barlow's classmate, Caitlyn Naghdi (Carmel, Ind.), paced the Panthers in the 10K, placing sixth with a time of 42:55.56.

The HCAC Outdoor Championships will conclude Saturday, April 28, as competition is set for a 10 a.m. start.

Contact: Tyler Jester