January 29, 2014

Women's Indoor T&F Report (Week 1) - Defiance Ranks 7th in Great Lakes Region Poll

GREENWOOD, IN - All 10 HCAC schools have hit the track during the first two weeks of indoor competition.  Defiance College entered the Great Lakes Region rankings at No. 7 in results released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Defiance hosted the Defiance Invitational on Saturday as fellow HCAC institution Anderson took part in the event.  The host Jackets finished second among the six schools, while Anderson placed third in the standings. 

Freshman Micah Wilson (Mims, Fla./Astronaut) broke a new Defiance record in the 60-meter dash with a HCAC-best time of 8.10 seconds.  Wilson was also on the 800-meter relay team that finished second with a time of 1:49.10, also breaking a DC record.

On Friday, Rose-Hulman hosted Earlham, Franklin, Hanover, and Mount St. Joseph at the Rose-Hulman Friday Night Invitational.

Hanover led the way with a second place finish. Briahna Chambers (Bell, Texas/Ellison) won the long jump, turning in the second-best effort in the HCAC this winter with a leap of 16’ 9.75”.

Rose-Hulman placed third in the standings with Franklin (4th), Earlham (5th), and Mount St. Joseph (6th) rounding out the field.

This weekend's schedule showcases seven HCAC institutions.  Mount St. Joseph, Rose-Hulman, and Transylvania will compete at the Rose-Hulman Indoor Invitational, while Anderson and Defiance will compete at Taylor.  Manchester will be in action at IPFW and Bluffton will travel to Ohio Northern.

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