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Sports Highlights


The women’s cross country team came in seventh in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships while the men’s team was ninth. Both teams are coached by Toby Carrigan.

Sophomore Mallory Harlow paced the women’s team with a time of 28-minutes, 33.16 seconds over the 5,000-meter course. For the men, Tyler Sanslow led the way with a 30:51.98 time for the 8,000-meter course.

During the regular season, the women’s team took second in the Northern Kentucky Invitational, hosted by Northern Kentucky University. Sophomore Becky Hallman led the Pioneers with a 22:20.76 clocking, good for ninth place overall. Sanslow again paced the men’s team with a time of 30:59.10, good for 19th place.


Rhea Badgett earned All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the third straight year as she led the women’s golf team to a fourth place finish in the league championship, played at the Stonehenge Golf Club in Warsaw, Ind.

Badgett, a junior, finished seventh in individual scoring on rounds of 95-86 for a 181 total. Senior Laura Pyles tied for 11th at 188 on rounds of 92-96. Other Transy scores included a 194 for sophomore Brittany Daulton, 215 for senior Carrie Keller, and 218 by junior Kim West.

Under head coach Mark Turner ’77, the Pioneers posted back-to-back top-five finishes at the Centre Invitational and the Transy Fall Invitational during the regular season. Badgett led Transy at the Centre meet with an 87, while Badgett and Pyles each posted 91s to pace the team at its home tournament.

Rhea Badgett

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference wins over Bluffton University and the College of Mount St. Joseph, plus a victory over Thomas More College, highlighted the women’s tennis team season.

Under head coach Chuck Brown, the Pioneers finished the regular season with a 3-6 record, including 2-6 in the HCAC. They took on top-seeded Manchester College in the first round of the conference tournament, played at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis, and lost 5-0.

Under a new format, the winner of the single-elimination tournament receives the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA championship. Manchester went on to defeat Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 5-2 in the finals to claim the NCAA bid.


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