17 Top-Three Finishes Highlight Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet


Aldrich2TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology combined for 17 top-three finishes to highlight the Fightin' Engineer Twilight Meet on Friday night at the William Welch Track and Field Complex.

The effort resulted in Rose-Hulman finishing second overall among 11 teams in the men's competition.  The women's squad brought home a sixth place finish.  The evening also included a pair of relay school records.

The men's 4-x-400 meter relay team highlighted the evening with a school record and a new Cook Stadium record in the last event of the night.  Sophomore Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central), senior Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central), sophomore Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) and junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) ran a historic time of 3:17.50 in the effort.

Four individual Fightin' Engineers recorded first-place finishes on the evening.  Junior Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren Central) (pictured) earned the first victory of the evening with a 3,000-meter steeplechase time of 9:33.38.  Coleman (pictured below) added another track event victory with a time of 15.04 seconds in the 110-meter high hurdles.

Other winners for Rose-Hulman included sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) (pictured below) in the long jump with a leap of 16' 3", and sophomore Chris Good (Bloomington/Edgewood) with a high jump leap of 6' 3 1/2".

Evans-TwilightSix Rose-Hulman student-athletes captured runner-up honors in the effort.  Sophomore Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) came home second in the 400-meter dash in a time of 1:00.68.  Sophomore Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) added runner-up honors in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.06.  Coleman placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 43' 5".  Sophomore Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) added a pole vault leap of 15' 1".

The Engineers also swept second-place in both the men's and women's hammer throw.  Sophomore Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) recorded a toss of 154' 9", while sophomore Aleks Kampa (Garden Grove, Calif./Orange County Lutheran) had an effort of 133' 6".

The women's 4-x-100 meter relay team of sophomore Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian), freshman Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin County), sophomore Abby Sowers (Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and Evans led the third-place finishes with a school record time of 50.63 seconds.

Coleman-TwilightThe men's 4-x-100 meter relay team of junior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North), Bouagnon, sophomore Michael Johnson (Indianapolis/Franklin Central) and graduate student Calvin Bueltel (Huntingburg/Southridge) also came home third in a time of 43.30 seconds.

Individual third-place finishers included Bouagnon in the men's 400-meters (49.83 seconds), Larmore in the men's discus throw (142' 3"), Clauser in the 400-intermediate hurdles (1:09.10) and senior Derek Bischak (Angola) in the 1,500-meter run (3:59.34).

Senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville) highlighted the fourth-place finishers with the second fastest 5,000-meter time in school history.  Kreipke ran a time of 14:51.64 to miss the 36-year old school record from All-American Dennis Dierckman by less than half a second.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Bellarmine Invitational in Louisville on Saturday.