Hanover, Ind. – The 2018 Jenna Strong Classic will be a late season tune-up for the Hanover College women's cross country team as they prepare for the HCAC conference championship meet at the end of October.
The race, which will feature more than 30 teams from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio is set to take place this Friday, Oct. 12, on the campus of Wilmington College. The Panthers finished in the bottom half of the 32 team field a year ago, but have their sights set on a drastic improvement.
Freshman standout Arig Tong (Columbus, Ind.) led the women to a 14th place showing at the Greater Louisville Classic two weeks ago. Tong has hit top-20 marks in both the six-kilometer and five-kilometer events this season and will look to improve on her time of 19:04.0 from Louisville.
She will be joined by a contingent of upper-classmen coming off their own strong performances from two weeks ago. Junior Ariel Barlow (Francesville, Ind.) has consistently been running number two for the squad this year and will look to put her own name on an all-time list this Friday.
The senior duo of Amanda Stump (Garrett, Ind.) and Morgan Hamilton (Connersville, Ind.) are also rounding into post-season form and figure to be joined by freshman teammates Zoe Adams (Louisville, Ky.) and Brianna Medcalf (Central, Ind.) to round out the scoring.
The meet is set to being at 4:30 p.m., followed by the men's race at 5:15 p.m.
Contact: Logan Wells