Hanover captures second Heartland Conference crown in a row
DEFIANCE, Ohio -- Hanover captured the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s indoor title for the second year in a row on Saturday. Rose-Hulman was second in the chase with 116 points. Franklin placed third with 110 and host Defiance was fourth with 86.
Hanover established eight school records while totaling 166 points to win the conference crown by 50 points.
Sophomore sprinter Briahna Chambers earned victories in two individual events and also helped spur the Panthers to wins in two relays. She set a Heartland Conference record in the 60-meter dash after cruising to victory in 8.05 seconds, breaking her own Hanover mark by just four one-hundredths of a second. She also established a new HCAC record in the 200-meter dash. She covered the distance in 26.84 seconds to eclipse her previous school mark by more than one-half second.
Chambers teamed with sophomore Jordan Moseby, senior Lexi Vincz and senior Rachel Slade to notch a first-place finish in the 4x200-meter relay. The foursome set a Hanover record with a time of 1:48.25, improving the 2012 mark of 1:49.89 previously held by Vincz, Slade, Chambers and sophomore Tricia Walsh.
Chambers, Vincz and Slade combined with senior Krystal Nugent to set a fieldhouse record while winning the 4x400-meter relay in 4:13.91.
Moseby was first in the 60-meter hurdles in a school-record 9.10 seconds. The time shaved one-hundredth of a second off her previous school record.
Senior Emily Boyd and freshman Ashlee Arbaugh led the Panthers in the field events with a pair of school records. Boyd was first in the weight throw with a heave of 48 feet (14.63-meters), surpassing her previous school record by nearly two feet (46-feet, 3.5-inches).
Arbaugh earned a conference championship in the shot put with a record-setting heave of 39-8 (12.09 meters). Her distance carried almost two feet farther than her mark of 37-10.75 set earlier this season. Arbaugh also placed second in the weight throw, covering 45-1.75.
Freshman Holli Leslie set a Hanover record while posting a second-place finish in the triple jump. In her first collegiate championship meet, Leslie leapt 34-11 (10.64-meters) to outdistance the previous mark of 34-4 set by senior Maggie Noger in 2012.