Pioneers Track and Field visits Terre Haute for 2017 HCAC Indoor Championships

Pioneers Track and Field visits Terre Haute for 2017 HCAC Indoor Championships

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Terre Haute, Ind. – The Transylvania track and field team prepares for its biggest event of the Indoor season Saturday for the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

The Pioneers enter Saturday's championships ready to culminate what has been a steady boil through the last month and a half.

Senior sprinter Jordin Fender enters the proceedings as the reigning HCAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week after setting a program record in winning the women's 60-meter hurdles at last Saturday's Depauw Indoor Invitational.

Senior Cole Green arrives on the scene in Terre Haute as the reigning HCAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week award winner after setting a season-best time in the men's 200-meter dash at the Depauw event.

Both of those sprinters are expected to have busy days and challenging assignments; Fender is scheduled to compete in the women's 60-meter hurdles, the women's 60 meters, and the women's 200 meters. Green is projected to compete in the men's 60 meters, the men's 200 meters, and the men's 200-meter relay. Joining Fender in the women's 60-meter hurdles is sophomore Olivia Kee, who has rounded into form.  

The day begins with a slew of field events at 1:00 p.m., including the women's weight shot put, the men's weight throw, and the men's high jump. Senior Taylor Sanders figures to make her mark in the women's shot put as she has risen through the ranks with each passing week.

The scheduled day's events are projected to last through 8:00 p.m. with an awards ceremony to follow. The entire championships will be streamed live by Rose-Hulman at the link provided above. Live results will also be posted at the top link.

Admission to the HCAC Indoor Championships is $8 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. Students, faculty, and staff of HCAC-affiliated schools can attend for free with display of a student ID.

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