Hanover Claims School's 5th HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Title

Hanover Claims School's 5th HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Title


CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men and the Hanover Panthers women outdoor track and field teams won the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship held at Mount St. Joseph on April 26-27. The Engineers scored 240 points in the 20 events to hold off Hanover's 152 point effort to claim the school's 12th straight HCAC men's outdoor track title. The Hanover women earned the school's second outdoor track and field title in three years after tallying 179 total points to defeat Rose-ulman's 122 second place points.

The Rose-Hulman men had seven event winners during the two day championship. An eight-year old conference record fell on the men's side in the 1,500-meter run. Franklin's Clayton Brumfield claimed first place honors in the event with a new conference record time of 3:56.71. 

Hanover finished second in the men's team standings with 152 points with Manchester placing third with 63 points. Earlham finished fourth with 60 points and was followed by Mount St. Joseph (51 points), Bluffton (49), Transylvania (49), Defiance (43), Anderson (34), and Franklin (28).

The Hanover women's team won four individual events on their way to the conference championship. Two conference records in the field events fell over the weekend for the women. Mount St. Joseph's Anna Schoster won the pole vault with a new height of 3.60 meters and Anderson's Emily Smatlak earned the javelin title with a throw of 39.72 meters.

Rose-Hulman finished second in the women's team standings with 122 points with Manchester placing third with 96 points. Earlham finished fourth with 94 points and was followed by Anderson (79 points), Transylvania (60), Mount St. Joseph (56), Bluffton (53), Franklin (28), and Defiance (12).

Women's Event Winners                                                                      

100 meter dash

Aishat Sadiq, Earlham


200 meter dash

Aishat Sadiq, Earlham


400 meter dash

Taylor Allen, Transylvania


800 meter run

Ellie Haland, Earlham


1500 meter run

Hannah Wappes, Manchester


5000 meter run

Arig Tong, Hanover


10,000 meter run

Jennie Matteson, Bluffton


100 meter hurdles

Mary-Helen Shomba, Rose-Hulman


400 meter hurdles

Kenna Hunter, Hanover


3000 steeplechase

Ellie Haland, Earlham


4x100 meter relay



4x400 meter relay



High jump

Mariah Murray, Anderson

1.60 m

Pole vault

Anna Schoster, Mount St. Joseph

3.60 m*

Long jump

Alexis Harsh, Hanover

5.31 m

Triple jump

Rian Boelter, Transylvania

10.87 m

Shot put

Laina Boggs, Manchester

12.22 m

Discus throw

Tara Conley, Manchester

38.70 m

Hammer throw

Erin Browning, Hanover

51.08 m

Javelin throw

Emily Smatlak, Anderson

39.72 m*