Transylvania track and field start off official outdoor circuit at Hanover Invitational

Olivia Kee 2nd place in T&F hurdles

Hanover, Ind. – After being forced to cancel the Transylvania Invitational due to snow in Lexington last weekend, the Transylvania Track & Field team officially kicked off its outdoor season with a successful day at the Hanover Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Setting the pace for Transylvania was sophomore thrower Gunnar Eaton, who claimed first place in the men's javelin competition. Eaton cruised to the victory with a throw of 46.29 meters, nearly five meters ahead of the second-place mark.

In the men's pole vault competition, sophomore vaulter Branden Brookfield turned in a strong showing with a vault of 4.10 meters, a mark that was good for second place.

Senior sprinter Savannah Hemmer led the way for the Pioneers on the track, placing second in the women's 200 meters event with a time of 27.10 seconds, and fourth in the women's 100 meters with a time of 13.40 seconds.

Another bright spot for the Pioneers was junior sprinter Olivia Kee, who picked up right where she left off in outdoor season with a second-place finish in the women's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:09.27.

For the meet, both the men's and the women's teams placed 10th overall in their respective standings.

The Pioneers will continue their outdoor season next week with a trip to Wilmington, Ohio on Saturday, April 7 for the Jenna Strong Invitational.

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