Three School Records, 13 Wins Highlight Early Bird


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology track and field teams opened the outdoor season with 13 first-place finishes and three school records at the Engineer Early Bird Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) won two events with one school record and one NCAA provisional qualification effort to lead Rose-Hulman.  Evans leaped 5' 5" to win the high jump in provisional fashion and set a long jump school record with a leap of 17' 1 1/4".

The women's 4-x-400 meter relay team added the day's school record with a time of 4:14.56.  Team members included sophomore Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian), freshman Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin County), freshman Katherine Moravec (Seymour) and sophomore Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville).

Clauser added the day's third school record with a 400-meter hurdles time of 1:08.98.

Senior Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central) and sophomore Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) (pictured) contributed two event victories for the Engineers.  Bouagnon won the 200- and 400-meter dashes with times of 23.07 and 50.85, while Stallings swept the triple jump (42' 3 1/2") and the long jump (20' 11 1/4").

The men's 4-x-400 meter relay team capped the meet with a victory.  Team members included sophomore Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central), Bouagnon, junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester/George Rogers Clark) and junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) who ran a time of 3:25.19.

Other men's winners included Coleman in the 110-meter hurdles (15.33 seconds); junior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) in the 100-meter dash (11.55); sophomore Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) in the pole vault (13' 5 1/4"); sophomore Chris Good (Bloomington/Edgewood) in the high jump (6' 0 3/4"); and freshman Andrew Thompson (Mundelin, Ill./Vernon Hills) in the 1,500-meter run (4:05.30).

The Engineers combined for 12 second-place performances, led by two throwing runner-up performances for freshman Luke Winningham (Indianapolis/Roncalli).  His shot put effort covered 42' 2 3/4" with a hammer throw of 131' 0".

Other throwing event runner-ups included sophomore Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) in the men's discus (129' 11"), junior Aleksandra Kampa (Garden Grove, Calif./Orange County Lutheran) in the women's hammer (120' 1"); and junior P.J. Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois) in the men's javelin (146' 9").

In the running events, runner-up finishers included freshman Philip Koranteng (Sterling, Va./Dominion) in the men's 110 hurdles (16.39); Boxell in the women's 100 hurdles (17.22); Hannan in the 400 meters (51.26); and senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville) in the 800 meters (1:59.44).

In field events, Rose-Hulman swept runner-up finishes in the pole vault.  Senior Isaac Stockrahm (Scottsburg/Salem) jumped 13' 5 1/4" on the men's side, with sophomore Tanya Colonna (Brecksville, Ohio) recorded a jump of 9' 0 1/4".  Cox added a runner-up in the high jump with a leap of 5' 3".

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Hanover College Invitational next Saturday