Written by Sports Information Student Assistant, Jake Sipes-Salter
HANOVER, Ind. - The Hanover women's track & field team will look to find continued success heading into the final stretch of the indoor season, beginning with a trip to the DePauw Invitational.
SETTING THE SCENE: The Blue and Red are set to make their mark in a 12-team field on Saturday, Feb. 9 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., with events set to commence at 11 o'clock in the morning.
COMPETITION: Hanover is one of seven Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference institutions participating in the meet, with Anderson, Earlham, Franklin, Mount St. Joseph, Rose-Hulman and Transylvania all joining HC. Also competing are host-school DePauw, Trine (Ind.), Indiana University-Kokomo, Centre (Ky.), and Kentucky Wesleyan.
- Senior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) improved her school-record mark in the pole vault at the Ohio Northern Joe Banks Invitational on Feb. 2, registering a 3.66 meter height.
- Junior Eve Galbreath (Vevay, Ind.) added two of the three top-five finishes that the women combined for in the throws. In the weight throw, Galbreath slid into the fourth slot with a length of 14.02m. Galbreath also had the fifth-longest shot put distance on the afternoon at 10.93m.
- Sophomore Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) continued her impressive campaign in the weight throw, as she earned a second-place finish last weekend at the Joe Banks Invitational with a distance of 14.54m. Browning also set a personal-record in the shot put with a toss of 10.83m.
- Freshman Alexis Harsh (North Vernon, Ind.) contributed both on and off the track. In the field, her long jump of 5.13m put her in fourth place for the event. On the track, Harsh finished second in the 60m dash with a time of 8.13 seconds, which also ranks third-fastest in program history.
- Senior Morgan Hamilton (Connersville, Ind.) was one of two distance runners to move into the school record books at Ohio Northern on Feb. 2. Hamilton was the fifth runner to cross the line in the 1000m run with a time of 3:25.09, which moves her up to fourth all-time in the event.
- Freshman Arig Tong (Columbus, Ind.) garnered a second-place finish in the 3000m run for her 10:57.32 time, which slots as the fourth-quickest time on the school leaderboards. Earlier in the year, Tong recorded the seventh-fastest time for HC in the mile, clocking in at 5:29.53 to win the event at Friday Night Spikes on Jan. 11.
UP NEXT: The Panthers will next hit the track in Defiance, Ohio for the HCAC Indoor Championships at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16.
Contact: Tyler Jester