Hunter, Galbreath tabbed first team all-HCAC to highlight women's track awards




GREENWOOD, Ind. – Sophomores Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) and Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) were named to the all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first team to highlight the Hanover women's track & field team's awards Thursday.

Hunter, who accumulated 31 total points in five events at last weekend's HCAC Outdoor Championships, won the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:05.95. As an individual, Hunter tallied 20 points, as she also posted top four finishes in the 100m hurdles and the high jump.

Galbreath won the shot put after a personal-record breaking performance on Day One of the league meet, logging a distance of 12.04m. The sophomore also recorded top three efforts in the hammer throw and javelin throw at the HCAC Championships.

With the first team selections, both Hunter and Galbreath are now two-time first team all-HCAC award winners in the outdoor venue. Galbreath was also a second team pick this past indoor season, while Hunter earned honorable mention accolades.

Five other individuals join the sophomores with all-conference honors for the outdoor season, with all five being named to the honorable mention squad. Individual efforts that garnered all-conference accolades came from junior Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) and sophomore Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.). Clancy, the 2016 HCAC Outdoor pole vault champion, placed third this spring in the event with a personal-best height of 3.42m. Barlow, who scored in two events, earned her honorable mention accolades with a third-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase, where she clocked in at 11:52.13.

Hunter, along with junior Teal Burnett (Marshall, Ill.), sophomore Morgan West (Connersville, Ind.) and freshman Olivia Hall (Lexington, Ky.), placed third in the 4x400m relay with a season-best time of 4:12.82. The trio of Burnett, West and Hall were all named to the conference's honorable mention team for their efforts. Burnett was also selected as HC's all-sportsmanship pick.

The Panthers placed third at the HCAC Outdoor Championships, hosted by Rose-Hulman, totaling 97.5 points over 20 events. Hanover's effort was its eighth consecutive top-three finish at the league's outdoor meet.

The Blue and Red will have a select number of athletes continuing to compete in May, which includes freshman Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) in the hammer throw this weekend. Browning will compete in Bloomington, Ind. at the Billy Hayes Invitational Friday, May 4.

Contact: Tyler Jester