January 26, 2012

Women's Indoor T&F Report (Week 1) - Hanover Places 1st at RHIT Invitational

GREENWOOD, IN - The women's indoor track and field season got underway last weekend as eight of the 10 HCAC institutions started competing.  Hanover led the HCAC field at the Rose-Hulman Friday Night Indoor Invitational with a first place finish, highlighting the week.

Rose played host to Earlham, Franklin, Hanover, and Manchester last Friday, while Anderson, Bluffton, and Defiance were also in action.

The Panthers placed first in Terre Haute and was followed in the standings by Rose-Hulman (2nd), Manchester (3rd), Franklin (4th), and Earlham (5th).

Junior Emily Boyd (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) posted victories in the weight throw and shot put to lead Hanover. Boyd captured the top spot in the weight throw by more than 12 feet with a toss that covered 41' 5.75". Her heave of 29' 10" earned first place in the shot put.

RHIT's Gloria Boxell (Zionsville, Ind./Covenant Christian) established a school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.84 seconds and anchored the 4-x-400 relay team in a victory with the second best time in school history (4:17.26). 

Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) captured the high jump title with a leap of 5’ 8.75”, ranking in the top three nationally so far this season.  Evans also set a school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.14 seconds.

Bluffton and Defiance did not post a team score at the Northwest Ohio Indoor Invitational, while Anderson did not post a team score at the Wabash Indoor Invite.

Bluffton’s Megan Neal (Arlington, Ohio/H.S.) broke her own school record in the weight throw at the Northwest Ohio Invitational Friday. The senior earned the top Division III mark at the meet in the event, tossing an HCAC-best mark of 48’ 1.75”.  She also posted the fourth-best Division III mark at the meet in the shot put with a toss of 34’ 3”.

This weekend's schedule showcases six HCAC institutions.  Mount St. Joseph and Rose-Hulman will compete at the Rose-Hulman Indoor Invitational, while Bluffton and Defiance will compete at Defiance.  Anderson will be in action at Indiana Wesleyan and Transylvania will travel to Denison.

For the current HCAC women's track & field indoor performance list, click here