Manchester Women Post First HCAC Cross Country Title

CINCINNATI, OH - Manchester College's women's cross country team picked up its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship on October 31 at the College of Mount St. Joseph. The Spartans posted a score of 38 to hold off defending champion Franklin (44 pts) in the team standings. Four Manchester runners finished in the top twelve individually to help pace the team.  

Leading the way for the Spartans was junior Jessica Bremer (Howe, Ind.).  Bremer finished third, finishing the 6K course in a time of 24:02.  Franklin's Heather Waterman (Shelbyville, Ind.) won the meet in a time of 23:29, finishing 17 seconds faster than Rose-Hulman's Melissa Rogers (Crawfordsville, Ind.).  Waterman was named HCAC Most Valuable Player for her efforts. 

Rose-Hulman's Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville, Ind.) was named Freshman of the Year after finishing fourth with a time of 24:06. 

Rose-Hulman placed third as a team with a score of 70 and was followed by Hanover (114), Anderson (117), Defiance (155), Transylvania (161), Bluffton (219), and Mount St. Joseph (274). 

Waterman, Rogers, Bremer, and Clauser were all recognized as All-HCAC. The recognition is given to the top 12 finishers.  Joining the group were Manchester's Megan Miller (Goshen, Ind.), Ashley Kopla (Valparaiso, Ind.), and Tiffany Alva (Medaryville, Ind.), Franklin's Kristi Brown (Muncie, Ind.), Holly Hatch (Crawfordsville, Ind.), and Shannon Egold (Cloverdale, Ind.), Anderson's Erica Moffitt (Wauconda, Ill.), and Hanover's Sarah Lucas (Avon, Ind.). 

Manchester head coach Brian Cashdollar was named HCAC Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading Manchester to the women's title.

 

Team Scores

School

Total

1

2

3

4

5

*6

*7

Manchester

38

3

5

7

10

13

15

29

Franklin

44

1

6

11

12

14

25

42

Rose-Hulman

70

2

4

19

22

23

30

45

Hanover

114

9

16

20

26

43

47

52

Anderson

117

8

17

24

32

36

37

46

Defiance

155

18

27

33

38

39

44

53

Transylvania

161

21

31

34

35

40

54

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Bluffton

219

28

41

49

50

51

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Mount St. Joseph

274

48

55

56

57

58

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All-Conference  

Place

Name

School

Time

1

Heather Waterman

Franklin

23:29

2

Melissa Rogers

Rose-Hulman

23:46

3

Jessica Bremer

Manchester

24:02

4

Creasy Clauser

Rose-Hulman

24:06

5

Megan Miller

Manchester

24:14

6

Kristi Brown

Franklin

24:24

7

Ashley Kopla

Manchester

24:41

8

Erica Moffitt

Anderson

24:43

9

Sarah Lucas

Hanover

24:44

10

Tiffany Alva

Manchester

24:45

11

Shannon Egold

Franklin

24:52

12

Holly Hatch

Franklin

24:56

 

Honorable Mention All-Conference  

Place

Name

School

Time

13

Meredith Cors

Manchester

25:07

14

Carmen Alejo

Franklin

25:09

15

Katherine Pea

Manchester

25:14

16

Shawna McLetchie

Hanover

25:15

17

Ashley Bordner

Anderson

25:16

18

Kaitlin Switzer

Defiance

25:25

19

Katie Ross

Rose-Hulman

25:28

20

Rachel Moreland

Hanover

25:30

 

MVP: Heather Waterman, Franklin

Freshman of the Year: Creasy Clauser, Rose-Hulman

Coach of the Year: Brian Cashdollar, Manchester