Habegger named HCAC athlete-of-the-week for women's track and fieldBy Tim Stried
March 24, 2003
|Sophomore Amanda Habegger|
At the Emory University Division III Spring Break Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., on Saturday, Habegger placed fourth in both the 100-meter hurdles (16.65 seconds) and 400-meter hurdles (69.45 seconds). Habegger also ran on the 4x100 meter relay team, which placed third at 51.32, and the 4x400 meter relay team that placed fourth at 4:14.05. Both times are new Bluffton College records. Habegger's performance at Emory led the Beavers to a fifth place finish overall in the 19-team invitational.
Earlier in the week, Habegger helped Bluffton win its first home tri-meet of the season over HCAC-members Defiance and Manchester on Tuesday. She won the 300-meter hurdles (49.14 seconds) and was a member of the winning 4x100 meter relay quartet (52.24 seconds). She also finished second in the 100-meter hurdles (17.04 seconds) and pole vault (7ft.-6in.) and was third in the long jump (13ft.-10in.). Her performances at the tri-meet scored 24 points for the Beavers, which was the highest point total among all competing athletes.
At last year's HCAC Championships, Habegger won the 400-meter hurdles in a school-record time of 67.92 seconds, the fourth-best time in HCAC Championships history.