Wilson Breaks Indoor Pole Vault Record at HCAC Championships

Wilson Breaks Indoor Pole Vault Record at HCAC Championships

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana – Junior Annalee Wilson set the school record in the Women's Pole Vault to highlight the Earlham College track and field team's performance at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Indoor Championships held at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday.

Wilson, who finished tied for sixth place in the event, vaulted 9' 11 ¾", breaking the school record previous held by Naami Wagner set in 2012.

Sophomore Rachel Wilkins placed second in the Mile Run with a time of 5:36.69, finishing five seconds behind Mariah Jordan of Manchester University. Wilkins also finished third in the 800-Meter Run with a time of 2:26.40. Once again, Jordan won the event, beating Wilkins by three seconds.

The Quakers also picked up points in the 4-x-200-Meter Relay and the Distance Medley Relay.

On the men's side, senior Gabriel Penk placed eighth in the 3,000-Meter Run with a time of 9:09.57. The Portland, Oregon, native also placed eighth in the 5,000-Meter Run, finishing the race in 15:54.81.

Junior Marcaus Cooper earned the Quakers two points with a seventh place finish in the Triple Jump with a leap of 41' 2 ½". Earlham also earned a point in the Distance Medley Relay.

Earlham returns to action at the Fred Wilt Meet hosted by Anderson University next weekend.

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