Track treks to North Central for Gregory Invitational

Erin Trimpe

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover College track & field program will send four athletes to North Central this week to compete in the Gregory Invitational and Final Qualifier.

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SETTING THE SCENE: The Panthers are scheduled to close out their 2019 regular season slate with the trip to North Central, with the two-day meet taking place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16. All four Panthers will be in action Wednesday.

VAULTING TO THE TOP: Seniors Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) and Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) will try to qualify for the NCAA Division III National Championships during the final week of the regular season. Trimpe is currently ranked 24th nationally with a season-best jump of 3.73m. The senior has cleared 3.50m in six-of-eight appearances this spring and is coming off a fourth-place performance last week at North Central, where she recorded a height of 3.67m.

Clancy's top mark this outdoor campaign is 3.50m, which she has done twice and is a personal record. The senior's just outside the top 50 nationally and is ranked second all-time at Hanover in the event.

BROWNING LOOKING TO LOCK UP NATIONALS' SPOT: Sophomore Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) is currently in the national field if the season were to end today, as she ranks 19th in NCAA Division III with a best throw of 51.93m. Browning's school record toss came just two weeks ago at Indiana University's Billy Hayes Invitational. The sophomore, who has cleared 47.0m in all eight outdoor appearances this season, is coming off a mark of 47.19m at North Central last week.

SHERYAK ATTEMPTS FOR SECOND NATIONAL MULTIS APPEARANCE: On the men's side, senior Joe Sheryak (Greenwood, Ind.) will compete in the 10-event decathlon. The senior qualified for the NCAA Division III indoor national championships, placing 10th with a school-record 4,807 points. Sheryak has yet to compete in a full decathlon this spring but did set the school record last season at 5,620 points. Before retiring after five events last week, Sheryak used three personal-record performances to accumulate 3,273 points in the Division II-hosted meet by Mount Olive (N.C.).

UP NEXT: If members of the track & field program qualify, the NCAA Division III National Championships will take place May 23-25, in Geneva, Ohio, at the SPIRE Institute. More information on the national championships can be found at the link above.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu