INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a strong, third-place team finish this past weekend at the 2019 Outdoor Track & Field Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships, the Manchester University women's track team had six student-athletes earn all-conference honors.
Three Spartans landed on the All-HCAC First Team. Senior Laina Boggs (Frankfurt, Ind. / Frankfurt) was a first team honoree after winning the individual title in the shot put with a top throw of 40" 1 1/4" (12.22 meters). She also added a third-place finish in the javelin throw. Sophomore Tara Conley (Knox, Ind. / Knox) was also named First Team All-HCAC. She took home first-place in the discus with a top hurl of 127' 0" (38.70m). Rounding out the first team honors for the Spartans was junior Hannah Wappes (Columbia City, Ind. / Columbia City). Hannah won the 1500m with a time of 4:48.11, she also placed third in the 800m with a time of 2:23.24.
Three more Spartans earned spots on the All-HCAC Second Team. Senior Samina Qureshi (Columbia City, Ind. / Columbia City) placed second in the 5000m, crossing the finish line in 18:30.91. She also added a third-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase on Friday evening en route to a Second Team All-HCAC selection. Junior Ana Acevedo (Chesterton, Ind. / Chesterton) was also named to the All-HCAC Second Team after a runner-up finish in the 800m. Her time of 2:22.85 was just six tenths of a second behind Ellie Haland of Earlham. The final All-HCAC honoree for Manchester University was junior Austin Jones (Lapel, Ind. / Lapel). Jones had the second-best distance in the hammer throw at 152' 1" (46.35m).