Women's Indoor T&F Report (Week 3) - Hanover Captures Title at Anderson

GREENWOOD, IN - Hanover College earned its second victory of the indoor season, capturing top honors at the Anderson Indoor Invitational Saturday.  The Panthers held off host Anderson, Manchester, Earlham, and Transylvania in the all HCAC meet.

Hanover set a school record and posted a first-place finish in the distance medley relay. Senior Rachael Moreland (Lawton, Mich.), sophomore Hillary Tollefson (Plymouth, Minn.), junior Rachel Slade (Cincinnati, Ohio) and senior Sara Lucas (Avon, Ind.) completed the race in 13:05.83, 12 seconds faster than the previous school record mark.

Moreland also won the women’s mile, missing the school record by three-tenths of a second, while Lexi Vincz (Greenfield, Ind.) and junior Julie Miller (Anderson, Ind.) took the top two places in the 400-meter run.

Anderson placed second at the meet, finishing 92 points behind Hanover.  Sophomore Alex Friske (McHenry, Ill.) led the Ravens with a pair of victories in the 200 meters (27.68) and 60 hurdles (9.26).

Rose-Hulman and Franklin competed at the DePauw Indoor Invitational Friday. The Engineers finished fourth among six schools, while the Grizzlies placed fifth.

RHIT’s Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind.) led the Engineers with two victories and two school record performances. The junior captured top honors in the triple jump (35’ 6.5”) and placed third in the long jump (17’ 6.75”) to set new school records.  Evans also earned the win in the high jump with a leap of 5’ 8.75”.

Defiance and Bluffton took part in the Ohio Northern Indoor Invitational over the weekend.  The Jackets placed fourth, while the Beavers finished fifth at the seven team event.

Bluffton's Maddie Moore (Linn Grove, Ind.) set a new school record in the 1,000 meter run with a time of 3:20.60. It was the junior's third school record of the year in her first season of collegiate track and field.

This weekend's schedule is the final tune-up prior to the HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships on February 18 at Rose-Hulman.  All ten schools will hit the track in preparation for next weekend's inaugural event.

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