Women's Outdoor T&F Report - Week 4

Women's Outdoor T&F Report - Week 4
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's outdoor track and field teams traveled across the Midwest to compete last weekend.
 
Rose-Hulman, Hanover and Transylvania traveled to Greencastle, Ind. last weekend for the DePauw Invitational. The Fightin' Engineers finished in second place while the Panthers followed in fourth at the invite. 
 
The Pioneers finished in a tie for seventh place out of the field of nine teams in Greencastle last weekend. Freshman Taylor Allen took first place in the women's 400m dash with a time of 59.97 seconds, a new Transylvania school record, at the DePauw Invitational last weekend. The freshman's 400m time currently ranks first in the HCAC and tenth in the Great Lakes Region.
 
Hanover's Ariel Barlow won the 3,000m steeplechase and broke the school record by six seconds with a time of 11:39.10. The senior's time ranks first in the HCAC and fourth in the region during this outdoor season.
 
Bluffton and Earlham traveled to Delaware, Ohio to compete in the Ohio Wesleyan Marv Frye Invitational, while Franklin and Mount St. Joseph participated in the Grizzly Invitational in Franklin, Ind.
 
Bluffton junior Tori Bowen continued her dominance in the pole vault, taking home first place with a best of 11 feet, 9.75 inches and tying her season best at the Marv Frye Invitational on Saturday.
 
Also competing last week was Anderson, Defiance and Manchester. The Ravens and Spartans traveled to Upland, Ind. for the Taylor University George Glass Invitational while Defiance participated in the Bob Kahn Invitational in Oberlin, Ohio. 
 
Anderson's Emily Smatlak captured first in the javelin with a distance of 41.47 meters in the George Glass Invitational last weekend. The sophomore's throw leads the conference and ranks 10th in the nation, while also busting the previous school record in the javelin by 4.47 meters.
 
For the current HCAC women's track & field outdoor performance list, click here.

Sat., April 06
Anderson
George Glass Invitational No Team Score
@ Upland, Ind.
Bluffton
OWU Marv Frye Invitational 10th out of 10
@ Delaware, Ohio
Defiance
Bob Kahn Invitational No Team Score
@ Oberlin, Ohio
Earlham
OWU Marv Frye Invitational 7th out of 10
@ Delaware, Ohio
Franklin
Grizzly Invtiational 3rd out of 5
@ Franklin, Ind.
Hanover
DePauw Invitational 4th out of 9
@ Greencastle, Ind.
Manchester
Taylor Invitational No Team Score
@ Upland, Ind.
Mount St. Joseph
Franklin Invitational 2nd out of 5
@ Franklin, Ind.
Rose-Hulman
DePauw Invitational 2nd out of 9
@ Greencastle, Ind.
Transylvania
DePauw Invitational t7th out of 9
@ Greencastle, Ind.