Hedrick sets new 5K record as Panthers compete at Dr. Keeler Invite

Jacob Hedrick
Photo Credit: Danielle Shaw

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The Hanover College track & field programs continued the "last chance" portion of their 2019 outdoor schedule with the North Central (Ill.) Dr. Keeler Invitational on Thursday, May 9.

The scheduled two-day meet had all five Panthers competing on Day One. Hanover will also have three athletes participate in the combined events at the Mount Olive First Chance and Multi on Friday and Saturday, May 10 and 11.

Senior Jacob Hedrick (Memphis, Ind.) closed his stellar season and collegiate career Thursday by breaking his own school record in the 5000m run. Hedrick bested his previous record time by 11 seconds, crossing at 14:53.33. The senior finished his career strong, breaking the 3K, 5K and 10K school records this spring. He is now the only runner in school history to complete the outdoor 5K in under 15 minutes.

Classmate Amanda Stump (Garrett, Ind.) ran in the women's 5000m. Stump logged a time of 20:03.85, her second-best mark of the season.

Fellow seniors, Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) and Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.), just missed out on personal record attempts in the pole vault. Trimpe settled for fourth overall with a height of 3.67m, while Clancy cleared 3.37m for 13th place. The two just missed out on heights of 3.77m and 3.52m, respectively.

Sophomore Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) rounded out competition for HC in the women's hammer throw. Browning finished 10th overall with a best toss of 47.19m. The sophomore, who entered ranked 19th nationally with a school-record distance of 51.93m, has now cleared 47 meters in all eight outdoor appearances in 2019.

After the multi's concluded competition this weekend, the Panthers final scheduled event prior to the NCAA Division III National Championships will be another trip to North Central. The Gregory Invitational is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16.

Contact: Tyler Jester