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Heines wins All-HCAC honors in cross country

Betsy Heines
 Senior Betsy Heines (front)

Senior Betsy Heines became the first Pioneer to win All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first team honors in cross country when she finished fifth in the conference championship, which was hosted by Anderson University.

Heines ran the 6,000-meter course in 24-minutes, 20.36 seconds, helping the women’s team to an eighth-place showing. Senior April Myers was 45th with a time of 27:06.72, followed by junior Ria Keegan in 46th in 27:07.15, junior Laura Clark in 57th, and sophomore Erica Noe in 60th place. Manchester College won the meet for the third straight year.

For the Transylvania men, senior Daniel Chartier led the way with a time of 30:59.29 over the 8,000-meter course, good for 77th place, as the team placed 10th. First-year runner Stephen Hall was 87th in 32:14.39, followed by first-year runner Shane Metzger in 97th in 34:12.61 and juniors Jordan Evans in 101st and Jett Glass in 108th.

In the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Heines came within just over five seconds of eclipsing the Transylvania school record of 23:53.5, established by Shannon Price in 2003. Heines’s time of 23:58.l7 led the women to a 33rd-place showing. Hall paced the men’s team with a time of 32:28.45, leading the team to a 35th-place showing.

Both teams are led by first-year coach Heidi Pinkerton.

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