TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
men's track and field team won its second straight
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Championship,
and the women placed second overall at the Sports and Recreation
Center on Saturday.
The men's squad won in dominating fashion with 262 points,
followed by Defiance at 112.5 and Manchester at 81.5. On the
women's side, Hanover topped the Fightin' Engineers by one point
The men's squad
won nine events, while the women captured seven event titles
in a strong performance. The men's performance was
highlighted by a 1-2-3-4 finish in the men's 200-meter dash.
Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) led the
Fightin' Engineers with three individual event wins and one
relay victory. Coleman won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.17
seconds, the 200-meter dash in an HCAC record 22.44 seconds, and
the 400-meters in an HCAC record 49.66 seconds.
Other individual event winners for Rose-Hulman included senior
Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren Central) in the
5,000-meter run (15:18.02) in the second fastest time in school
history; junior Collin Crowson (Dublin,
Ohio/Jerome) in the men's pole vault (15' 1"); sophomore
Charles Phillips (Batavia, Ill.) in the 800-meters
(1:58.96); and freshman Stuart West (La Porte) in
the mile (4:20.52).
The 4-x-200 meter relay team of junior Tyler Hannan
(Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), junior
Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain),
sophomore Clay Becker (Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary
Cathedral) and junior Brent Austgen (Cedar
Lake/Hanover Central) contributed a win with a time of
The 4-x-400 meter team of Austgen, Hannan, Stallings and Coleman
wrapped up the meet with a winning time of 3:23.45.
On the women's side,
junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox)
won three events in an impressive individual performance
to lead Rose-Hulman. Evans won the triple jump with a leap of
35' 3 3/4"; the high jump with an HCAC record 5' 8 3/4" effort; and
the long jump with a leap of 17' 4 3/4". She also
finished second in the 60-meters in a time of 8.18 seconds.
Junior Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) added two victories in the 400-
and 800-meter runs. Clauser set a school record with a time
of 1:00.00 in the 400-meters and recorded a time of 2:23.01 to win
Junior Tanya Colonna (Brecksville, Ohio) also
won the pole vault with a leap of 9' 8".
The Fightin' Engineers also swept the 4-x-200 and 4-x-400
meter relay events. The 4-x-200 meter
relay team of junior Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant
Christian), sophomore Erin Cox (West
Harrison/Franklin County), junior Abby Sowers
(Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and Clauser with a
school record time of 1:48.41.
The 4-x-400 team
included Clauser, Sowers, Waldren and Boxell and won in a time of
The team scores were bolstered by six second-place finishes for
the men and three more top-three efforts for the women.
Junior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) led the
runner-up efforts with the third-best weight throw in school
history at 52' 6". Senior P.J. Schulthies
(Dubois/Northeast Dubois) boosted the throwing scores with
a shot put toss of 47' 7 3/4". Stallings rounded out the
men's field event contributions with a long jump of 21'
In track events, runner-up competitors included Becker in
the 200-meters (22.82 seconds); senior Jeremiah
Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) in the 60-meter dash
(7.09 seconds); and Hannan in the 400-meter dash (49.92).
On the women's side, Evans placed second in the 60-meter dash in
a time of 8.18 seconds. Cox added a third place in the 60
(8.29 seconds), with Boxell compiling a third place 200-meter time
of 27.43 seconds.
Selected individuals for the Fightin' Engineers will compete at
the Anderson Invitational next Saturday.