Hutchinson CC Sports Information
PITTSBURG – Hutchinson Community College sophomore Hannah Smith started the 2019 indoor season by breaking the school record in the women's weight throw at the Jayhawk Invitational.
She closed the 2019 indoor season breaking that same record at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships at the Plaster Center in Pittsburg.
Smith uncorked a throw of 53 feet, 5 3/4 inches on Saturday to break her old Hutch record of 52-5 3/4.
That throw was good for sixth place at the NJCAA championships.
Smith was just one of two Hutch women's competitors on Saturday.
That time is the fourth fastest in Blue Dragon indoor history.
All five Blue Dragons to compete on Saturday earned All-America status.
The two events the Blue Dragons scored in on Saturday were the only four points of the national championships for Hutchinson, which was good for 23rd place. Jayhawk Conference rival Barton won the women's team national championship.
The Blue Dragons are scheduled to open the 2019 outdoor season on Thursday at the Southwestern Invitational in Winfield.