2008-09 Women's Track and Field News

  • DC Track Places Two on Academic All-District Team
    June 05, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College’s Samantha Higdon and Brad Zarembski were each named as ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-District IV selections. The honor is voted on and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
  • DC Competes at Billy Hayes Invitational
    May 08, 2009
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Defiance College track and field team sent a handful of athletes to compete in Indiana University's Billy Hayes Invitational this weekend. The Jackets had a pair of individuals record top-six finishes, as Blake Witherspoon and Brad Zarembski each scored in the meet.
  • DC Track Has 12 Receive All-HCAC Honors
    May 04, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its Track and Field awards last week, as Defiance College had 12 athletes earn individual recognition following their performances at the 2009 HCAC Championships.
  • Trivett Paces DC at Multi-Event Meet
    May 02, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Austin Trivett won the decathlon at Defiance College’s first-annual Multi-Event Meet on Saturday, scoring a personal record 5,496 points. Goshen College’s Abri Houser claimed the heptathlon with 3,867 points in the two-day meet.
  • Lady Jackets Grab Five Event Titles in Second-Place Finish
    April 25, 2009
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance women’s track and field team recorded its highest point total, 132.50, since 2003, finishing a close second to Manchester College at the 2009 HCAC Championships. The Jackets fell just 1.50 points shy of its fourth HCAC title since joining the league in 2000.
  • Jackets in First Place After Opening Day
    April 24, 2009
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s track and field team racked up 52.50 points in the opening day of the 2009 HCAC Championships, leading all conference schools heading into the final day of events. The Jackets will look to use this momentum to carry them to their fourth HCAC crown.
  • Rolander and Trivett Garner HCAC Weekly Honors
    April 20, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Marlea Rolander and Austin Trivett each garnered individual titles at the Spartan Classic on Saturday and have been named the HCAC Athletes of the Week. Defiance has now tallied nine of the 20 weekly honors awarded this season.
  • DC Claims Three Individual Titles at Spartan Classic
    April 18, 2009
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Emily Cole, Marlea Rolander and Kaitlin Switzer each claimed an event crown at the Spartan Classic on Saturday, helping the Defiance College women record 13 top-ten finishes at the meet held on the campus of Manchester College.
  • Tooley Named HCAC Field Athlete of the Week
    April 14, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Junior Amanda Tooley garnered All-Ohio honors for the second consecutive year and has been tabbed as the HCAC Field Athlete of the Week. Defiance has now earned the conference weekly honor seven times this season, four more than any other HCAC institution.
  • Six Jackets Earn All-Ohio Accolades
    April 11, 2009
    DELAWARE, Ohio - The Defiance College women’s track and field team finished tenth at the 2009 All-Ohio Outdoor Championships on Saturday, totaling 27 points in the meet. The Jackets tallied six All-Ohio performances on the afternoon, their highest total in over three years.
  • HCAC Honors DC’s Higdon and Rolander
    April 06, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Junior Samantha Higdon and freshman Marlea Rolander each won an event title at the Manchester Invitational and have been tabbed as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week.
  • Throwing Events Power DC to Third Place at Manchester Invite
    April 04, 2009
    N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s track and field team tallied 136 points on its way to a third-place finish at the Manchester Invitational on Saturday, April 4, claiming four individual crowns in the meet.
  • Zarembski and Stein Earn HCAC Weekly Award
    March 30, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Brad Zarembski and Holly Stein each tallied event titles at Indiana Wesleyan’s Polar Bear Invitational and have been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Field Athletes of the Week.
  • Zarembski Clears NCAA Qualifying Mark at Polar Bear Invite
    March 28, 2009
    MARION, Ind. – Brad Zarembski provisionally qualified for the 2009 NCAA Championships in the high jump for the third consecutive year, headlining Defiance College’s list of impressive performances at the Polar Bear Invitational.
  • Rolander, Witherspoon Earn HCAC Weekly Honors
    March 23, 2009
    GREENWOOD, Ind. – Freshmen Marlea Rolander and Blake Witherspoon each won event titles at the 15th-annual Dick Small Track and Field Invitational and have been tabbed as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Track Athletes of the Week.
  • Cole and Rolander Win Individual Crowns at Dick Small
    March 21, 2009
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s track and field team tallied 87 points at the 14th-annual Dick Small Invitational, finishing fourth in the seven-team meet. The Jackets had seven top-three performances in the meet, while having two individuals win their respective events.
  • Pair of DC Records Fall at DePauw Indoor Qualifier
    March 06, 2009
    GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The Defiance College track and field team set two school records at the DePauw Indoor Qualifier on Friday, March 6, adding to its ongoing reconstruction of the DC record book. The Jackets had a number of event winners at the meet, which did not record team scores.
  • DC Rewrites Record Book at Joe Banks Invitational
    February 27, 2009
    ADA, Ohio – The Defiance College track and field team saw seven school records fall at the Joe Banks Invitational on the campus of Ohio Northern University. The men’s squad broke four records on its way to a fifth-place finish, while the women’s team set three school marks before finishing fifth as well.
  • Pair of Record-Breaking Performances Helps DC Finish Third
    February 21, 2009
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Samantha Higdon and Marlea Rolander each set meet records at the Hoosier-Buckeye Invitational on Saturday, February 21, helping Defiance finish third. The Jackets accrued 100 points at the meet, which included seven of the nine HCAC schools.
  • Rolander Shatters 11-Year Old Record at All-Ohio Meet
    February 14, 2009
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s track and field team scored 10 points on its way to a 13th-place finish at the 2009 All-Ohio Indoor Championships on the campus of Otterbein College. DC had three individuals earn All-Ohio recognition for the second consecutive year.
  • DC Women Record Solid Performances at Taylor Invitational
    February 07, 2009
    UPLAND, Ind. – The Defiance College women’s track and field team competed in the Taylor Invitational on Saturday, February 7. The Jackets had a handful of impressive performances at the meet, which did not record team results.
  • DC Wraps Up Findlay Classic
    January 31, 2009
    FINDLAY, Ohio – The Defiance College track & field team wrapped up its first indoor meet of 2009, participating in the very competitive Findlay Classic. The meet, which did not record team scores, hosted a 2008 Olympic Medalist as well as a handful of Olympic Trials competitors.
  • DC Track and Field Opens 2009 at Findlay Classic
    January 30, 2009
    FINDLAY, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s and women’s track and field team competed in the opening day of the Findlay Classic on Friday, January 30. The Jackets had 13 athletes compete in the six events completed.
  • DC Competes at Oiler Opener
    December 07, 2008
    FINDLAY, Ohio - The Defiance College track team competed in Findlay University's Oiler Opener this weekend, December 5-6. The meet did not record team results, while featuring such schools as Bowling Green, Dayton, Miami of Ohio and South Florida.
  • Jackets Compete on First Day of Oiler Opener
    December 05, 2008
    FINDLAY, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s and women’s track and field team opened up its 2008-09 indoor schedule at Findlay University’s Oiler Opener on Friday, December 5. DC had eight individuals compete in the meet’s opening day, as only three events were completed.
  • ESPN The Magazine Recognizes DC Trio
    May 05, 2008
    DEFIANCE, Ohio – Eric Swartz and Brad Zarembski have each been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team, while Samantha Higdon has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team as voted on and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.