HANOVER, Ind. – Senior Kenna Hunter (Mooresville, Ind.) is set to represent the Hanover women's track and field team as part of the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Indoor Championships hosted in Winston-Salem, N.C. Gilford College and Visit Winston-Salem have joined forces to host the event with it being held at the JDL Fast Track.
ONE FINAL PUSH: The senior qualified in the pentathlon after her record setting performance this past weekend as part of the Polar Bear Final Qualifier hosted by Ohio Northern. Hunter garnered 3,294 points, breaking the previous record of 3,243 points set in 2017.
She dominated all five events posting her best performance in the 60-meter hurdles claiming 787 points. In the 800-meter run, Hunter captured 739 points finishing the race with a time of 2:26.38.
As part of the high jump, she claimed 747 points with a height of 1.61 meters. In the long jump she recorded a distance of 4.98 meters claiming 554 points before rounding out the meet with the shot put and 467 points. Hunter charted a toss of 9.04 meters in the event.
SETTING THE SCENE: For each individual event contested the top 20 student-athletes advance to the national meet. Hunter currently sits 18th overall in the event and is one of two female student-athletes representing the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on the National stage.
HUNTER ON THE NATIONAL STAGE: Hunter is making her first NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship appearance. However, the senior is no stranger to the pressure as she registered a dominate performance as part of the team's HCAC Indoor Championship victory earlier this season. Hunter claimed top marks as part of the 4x400-meter relay, the triple jump, high jump, long jump, 400-meter dash and the 60-meter hurdles.
THE WEEK AHEAD: The national meet is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 13 with pentathlon events starting at 11:30 AM. The first event will be the 60-meter hurdles followed by the high jump at 12:15 PM and the shot put at 1:55 PM. The final two events will begin at 3:20 PM with the long jump and the 800-meter run at 4:20 PM.