TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology student-athletes combined for three NCAA qualification
efforts and four school records at the competitive Engineer Track
and Field Invitational on Saturday.
Monmouth College, ranked No. 3 nationally in NCAA Division
III women's track and field and No. 4 on the men's side, swept team
titles in the meet with Washington University finishing
second. The Rose-Hulman men recorded a strong third-place
effort, with the women finishing sixth.
Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox)
reached the NCAA Division III automatic qualifying mark for the
second time this season with a high jump leap of 5' 7 3/4".
Evans mark leads all NCAA Division III competitors this
Senior Derek Bischak (Angola) improved
his NCAA provisional qualifying mark by topping his own school
record in the mile run. Bischak earned runner-up honors in a
time of 4:13.84.
Junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.)
snapped his own school record in the 55-meter high hurdles and
improved his NCAA provisional qualifying time with a mark of 7.70
seconds. Coleman also recorded the second fastest 200-meter
time in school history with a runner-up time of 22.82
Junior Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren
Central) earned top honors with a school record
performance in the 5,000-meter run. Aldrich recorded a time
of 15:18.17 in the effort.
Freshman Andrew Thompson (Mundelin, Ill./Vernon
Hills) added a victory in the 800-meter run with a time of
1:59.16. The 4-x-400 meter relay team of Coleman,
sophomore Brent Augsten (Cedar Lake/Hanover
Central), freshman Tyler Hannan (Winchester,
Ky./George Rogers Clark) and senior Paul Bouagnon
(St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central) (pictured)
helped the Engineers snag the third-place team finish with a
victory in a time of 3:24.11.
Junior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence
North) came home second in the 55-meter dash and missed
the school records by just .01 seconds with his mark of 6.57.
The 4-x-200 meter relay team of Bouagnon, sophomore Michael
Johnson (Indianapolis/Franklin Central), graduate student
Calvin Bueltel (Huntingburg/Southridge) and
freshman Clay Becker (Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary
Cathedral) also placed second in 1:32.30.
Senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville)
provided depth to the team score with a third place finish in the
5,000-meter run. Fourth-place finishers included
sophomore Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) in
the pole vault (14' 5 1/4") and sophomore Chris Good
(Bloomington/Edgewood) in the men's high jump (6' 3
Other top-five finishers for the Fightin' Engineers
included sophomore Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) in the women's 800-meter run
(2:24.08), freshman Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin
County) in the women's high jump (5' 2 1/4"), and
sophomore Travis Stallings (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Colerain) in the long jump (20' 4 1/2").
Sophomore Tanya Colonna (Brecksville,
Ohio) highlighted the sixth-place finishers by tying her
own school record in the women's pole vault with a leap of 10'
0". The women's 4-x-400 meter relay team of freshman
Christina Moravec (Seymour), freshman
Katherine Moravec (Seymour), Cox and Clauser also
came home sixth in 4:17.83.
On the men's side, Bouagnon recorded a 400-meter dash time
of 51.46 for sixth place. Good added a triple jump leap of
40' 2 3/4", and senior Marcus Peck (Indianapolis/Ben
Davis) also placed sixth in the 55-meter high hurdles
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the DePauw University
Invitational next Saturday in Greencastle.
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