Browning places 16th at NCAA Division III National Championships

Erin Browning

GENEVA, Ohio -- Hanover women's track & field sophomore Erin Browning (Greensburg, Ind.) made her national championship debut Saturday, May 25, placing 16th in the hammer throw. 

Browning was the second Panther to compete at the NCAA Division III National Championships in Geneva, Ohio at the SPIRE Institute. Senior Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) competed in the pole vault Thursday, May 23, capping two straight outdoor national appearances in 20th place. 

The sophomore had three throws Saturday, highlighted by her opening attempt. Browning posted a distance of 47.70m during her opening toss. She then recorded a length of 46.46m on the second attempt before failing to record a distance on try No. 3. 

Browning and Trimpe gave HC multiple athletes at the NCAA National Championships for the first time in program history. In 11 appearances this spring, Browning cleared 47 meters each time. With a toss of 51.93m at the Indiana University Billy Hayes Invitational on May 3, Browning reset her school record mark, which she broke numerous times this spring. 

This spring. the Hanover women won their fifth HCAC outdoor championship under head coach Brian Power. Browning aided the Panthers to their highest point total in the program's HCAC history, 179 points, as she scored in three throwing events en route to being named HCAC Field Athlete of the Year. 

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