Women's track finishes fourth at HCAC Outdoor Championship

Leilah Hicks

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – First year Leilah Hicks claimed a second individual first-place finish for Earlham College women's track and field during Saturday's second day of competition at the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, leading the Quakers to finish fourth out of 10 teams in the meet.

Hicks won the 200m dash with a time of 26.09. Hailey Beel finished eighth in the event with a time of 26.94.

In the individual events, the Quakers received a pair of top-three finishes from Ellie Haland, who won the 3000m steeplechase during Friday competition. Haland was second in the 800m run with a time of 2:22.82, and placed third in the 1500m run after crossing the line in 4:54.22. Ana Sosa-Ebert claimed sixth-place honors in the 1500m with a time of 5:04.82.

In other Saturday competition:

  • Chloe Lamenzo was fourth (13.31 seconds) and Hicks was fifth (13.32 seconds) in the 100m dash.
  • Beel finished fourth in the 400m dash (1:01.87, personal record), and Jasmine Lorenzana picked up a single point for the Quakers with her eighth-place finish (1:06.96) in the race.
  • Sosa-Ebert came in fourth in the 5000m run (19:26.29), setting a new personal best mark in the process.
  • Lamenzo earned a fourth-place finish in the long jump with a mark of 16-5.
  • In the relay events, Earlham finished second in both the 4 x 100m (50.56 seconds) and the 4 x 400m (4:07.47).

Earlham finished the meet in fourth place with 90 points, which is the Quakers' best finish at a conference outdoor track championship since the 1998 North Coast Athletic Conference meet. Rose-Hulman captured the 2018 HCAC women's outdoor track and field crown with 195 points, followed by Manchester (123 points) and Hanover (97.5 points).

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