Men Place 1st, Women 2nd at Friday Night Invitational




TERRE HAUTE, IND. - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology captured 15 first-place honors and the men's squad convincingly captured the team scoring in the Friday Night Invitational at the Sports and Recreation Center. 

The men's squad contributed 11 first-place honors to the effort.  Rose-Hulman also swept the first, second and third spots in the 200-meter run, the 800-meter run, the 60-meter hurdles, the shot put and the weight throw. 

The Fightin' Engineers also established four school records on the evening. 

Individual winners in the running events for Rose-Hulman included senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) with a school record time of 7.01 seconds in the 60-meter dash; senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) with a school record time in the 60-meter hurdles (8.29 seconds) and a win in the 200-meters (22.92); junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) in the 400-meters (51.59 seconds); and freshman Stuart West (LaPorte) in the 800-meter run (1:59.63). 

Field event winners for the Rose-Hulman men included junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) in the pole vault (15' 0"); junior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) in the weight throw (49' 5 3/4"); senior P.J. Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois) in the shot put (46' 7 1/4"); and junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) in the triple jump (41' 6"). 

Rose-Hulman also swept the two men relay events on the evening.  The 4-x-200 meter squad included Hannan, Stallings, sophomore Clay Becker (Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary Cathedral) with a time of 1:32.51.  The 4-x-400 meter relay team of junior Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central), Hannan, Stallings and Coleman capped the night with a victory in a time of 3:27.71.

The women's squad added four first place efforts.  Individual winners included junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) with a high jump leap of 5' 8 3/4" and a school record time of 8.14 seconds in the 60-meter dash; and junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) with a 400-meter dash time of 1:02.42. 

The 4-x-400 relay team added a close victory in the final event of the evening with the second best time in school history at 4:17.26.  Team members included Clauser, junior Abby Sowers (Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson), freshman Jessica Waldren (Indianapolis/Ben Davis) and junior Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian). 

Boxell added a school record with a runner-up finish in the 60-meter high hurdles in a time of 9.84 seconds.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Engineer Invitational next Saturday at the Sports and Recreation Center.