GENEVA, Ohio – Senior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) of the Hanover women's track & field program closed out her stellar career at the NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships Wednesday, May 23.
Trimpe qualified for her second straight outdoor national championship meet, as the 2019 edition was held in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute. The senior is the first of two Panther athletes competing at the championships this week.
Trimpe began the day by clearing the opening height of 3.50m in her second attempt. She then successfully cleared 3.65m on her second attempt at the second height. The senior just missed on all three tries at 3.75m, which is just 0.2m shy of her school-record mark of 3.77m.
Clearing 3.65m, Trimpe tied for the 16th-best mark at the national championships. Due to tiebreakers with previous jumps, the senior settled for 20th place.
Trimpe qualified for the national championships after jumping 3.77m at the Ohio Wesleyan Great Lakes Final Qualifier back on May 16. With her season complete, the senior cleared 3.50m in eight of her 10 outings this spring and was one of five HC athletes that received USTFCCCA all-region accolades earlier in the week. In 2018, Trimpe made history by placing 10th in the pole vault, which was the best field performance in program history at the NCAA-hosted meet.
Sophomore Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) will bring the 2019 track & field season to a close for the Blue and Red when she competes in the national championship hammer throw event at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 25.
Contact: Tyler Jester