Defiance College Captures First HCAC Women's Indoor Track & Field Crown

ANDERSON, IN – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s and Defiance College women’s track and field team earned titles at the fourth annual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Anderson University on February 22.  The Engineers men scored 200.5 points in the 17 events to hold off Franklin’s 113 point effort to claim their fourth straight HCAC men’s indoor track title.  The Defiance women’s track team earned their first indoor title, holding off two-time defending champion Hanover by 14 points.

The Defiance women’s team won five different events, tallying 149 points.  Freshman Micah Wilson (Mims, Fla./Astronaut) set a HCAC indoor meet record in the 60-meter dash with a winning time of 7.87 seconds and freshman Sam Cook (Raiford, Fla./Bradford Co.) earned a new conference record in the shot put (12.39 meters). The Defiance 800 and 1,600-meter relay teams were the fastest at the meet, setting new conference records in each event.

Hanover placed second in the women’s team standings with 135 points, while Anderson placed third with 100 points. Franklin finished fourth with 81 points and was followed by Manchester (77 points), Transylvania (40), Rose-Hulman (38), Bluffton (32), Earlham (9), and Mount St. Joseph (No Team Score).

Women’s Event Winners                                                                      

60 meter dash

Micah Wilson, Defiance

7.87*

200 meter dash

Alex Friske, Anderson

26.74*

400 meter dash

Kali George, Defiance

1:00.08

800 meter run

Anna Murdock, Franklin

2:23.22

Mile run

Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery, RHIT

5:14.17

3000 meter run

Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery, RHIT

10:13.94*

5000 meter run

Mackenzie Dye, Hanover

18:14.86*

60 meter hurdles

Alex Friske, Anderson

8.98*

800 meter relay

Defiance

1:47.50*

1600 meter relay

Defiance

4:09.84*

4000 meter relay

Manchester

13:07.65

High Jump

Bridgette Rowe, Manchester

1.61 m

Pole Vault

Terrill Webb, Bluffton

3.13 m

Long Jump

Briahna Chambers, Hanover

4.94 m

Triple Jump

Bridgette Rowe, Manchester

11.12 m*

Shot Put

Samantha Cook, Defiance

12.39 m*

Weight Throw

Shantol McMahon, Anderson

14.61 m

 * New HCAC Record