Barlow wins steeplechase, sets new school record at DePauw Invite

Ariel Barlow
Photo Credit: Michelle Witt

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Junior Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.) set a new school record in the 3000m steeplechase to headline the Hanover women's track & field team's performance at the DePauw Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Barlow was one of three winners for the Panthers Saturday, as the team finished with 97.50 points to place fourth out of 10 teams.

With team dealing with travel issues, Barlow set a new school record and won the race without a warmup, finishing in 11:39.10, six seconds faster than the previous school mark. Senior Amanda Stump (Garrett, Ind.) placed seventh in the steeplechase, clocking in at 12:41.30.

Senior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) led a pole vault group that tallied 23 total points. Trimpe and classmate Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) each cleared 3.45m, taking first and second place, respectively. Sophomore Emily Jones (Pendleton, Ind.) cleared 3.00m for the first time this spring, placing fourth overall.

The throws saw sophomore Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) and freshman Mariah Grider (North Vernon, Ind.) continue their stellar springs. Browning won the hammer throw and placed third in the shot put with marks of 47.14m and 11.35m, respectively. Grider was third in the hammer, 42.14m, and eighth in the shot put, 10.18m.

Freshman Arig Tong (Columbus, Ind.) moved into third in school history in the 1500m run, posting a time of 4:52.92, good enough for second at the invite. Senior Morgan Hamilton (Connersville, Ind.) and freshman Zoe Adams (Louisville, Ky.) scored in the 800m and 5000m runs, respectively.

Scoring in the hurdles were junior Michelle Witt (Carmel, Ind.) and sophomore Olivia Hall (Lexington, Ky.). Hall finished sixth in the 400m hurdles, 1:10.75, while Witt placed seventh in the 100m distance, 17.03 seconds.

In the jumps, freshman Alexis Harsh (North Vernon, Ind.) led the way. Harsh was fifth in the long jump at 5.00m. Junior Morgan West (Connersville, Ind.) and freshman Riley Austin (Richmond, Ind.) also scored in the high jump.

Illinois Wesleyan won the team championship with 162.50 points. Rose-Hulman and Berea (Ky.) rounded out the top three with 104.50 and 98 points, respectively.

The Panthers will return to Greencastle, Ind. again next Saturday, April 13, for the Indiana Division III Championships. Hanover last won the state championship in 2017.

Contact: Tyler Jester