Men's Track & Field Wins Hanover Invitational


Boxell1HANOVER, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team outdistanced a solid field, including NCAA Division II Bellarmine, to win the Hanover College Invitational on Saturday.

The meet performance included eight team and individual wins, one school record and two NCAA Division III provisional national qualification performances.

Junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) and sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) combined for three event wins and both NCAA provisional efforts.  Coleman won the 110-meter high hurdles in an NCAA provisional time of 14.77 seconds, while Evans provisionally qualified with a winning high jump leap of 5' 5".

Evans also contributed a win in the long jump with a mark of 16' 4 1/2".

Sophomore Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian) (pictured) added a school record performance.  Boxell established a 100-meter high hurdles record of 16.68 seconds to earn runner-up honors.

The men's 4-x-400 meter relay squad capped the meet with a victory to help secure the team victory.  Team members included sophomore Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central), senior Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central), junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester/George Rogers Clark) and Coleman, who ran a time of 3:22.05.

Other individual winners for Rose-Hulman included Bouagnon in the 400-meter dash (50.52 seconds); senior Derek Bischak (Angola) in the 800-meter run (1:58.49); senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville) in the 1,500-meter run (4:02.10); and sophomore  Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) in the pole vault (14' 6").

Other runner-up finishers for the Engineers included sophomore Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) in the 400-meter run (1:00.42); senior Isaac Stockrahm (Scottsburg/Salem) in the men's pole vault (12' 5"); Hannan in the 400-meters (50.84); freshman Andrew Thompson (Mundelin, Ill./Vernon Hills) in the 800 (2:00.19) and 1,500 (4:07.66) runs; sophomore Chris Good (Bloomington/Edgewood) in the high jump (6' 0"); and sophomore Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) in the men's hammer throw (153' 1").

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the DePauw University Invitational next Saturday.