Men's Track & Field Earns Top Honors at DePauw


GREENCASTLE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on three first-place and seven runner-up performances to win the men's scoring at the DePauw University Invitational on Friday.

The Fightin' Engineer women's squad added two firsts, two seconds and one third in a solid team performance.

Junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) led the Fightin' Engineers with two victories and two school record performances.  She captured top honors in the triple jump (35' 6 1/2") and placed third in the long jump (17' 6 3/4") to set school records, and earned a victory in the high jump with a leap of 5' 8 3/4".

Three men's victories landed in the all-time top five in Rose-Hulman's record book.  Junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) recorded a pole vault leap of 15' 7" that ranks No. 5 all time.  Junior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) added a weight throw toss of 51' 9 1/4" that is No. 3 in Rose-Hulman history.  Freshman Stuart West (La Porte) stands No. 4 all-time with an 800-meter winning time of 1:57.19. 

Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) paced the runner-up efforts with a 400-meter dash time of 49.64 seconds that ranks No. 2 in school history.

Junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) provided a key boost to the narrow team score victory with two second-place efforts.  Stallings finished second in the triple jump (39' 10") and the long jump (20' 9 1/4").

Other second-place performers included junior Trey Cahill (Auburn/DeKalb) in the weight throw (49' 2 1/4"); sophomore Nathan Catt (Greenwood/Center Grove) in the mile run (4:28.46); junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) in the women's 800-meter run (2:22.06); senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) in the 60-meter dash (7.08 seconds); and junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) in the 200-meter dash (23.06).

The women's 4-x-200 meter relay team added the evening's final second place performance in a time of 1:50.93.

Two Fightin' Engineers also came home third in their respective events to help Rose-Hulman narrowly defeat nationally ranked Wabash College in the team scoring for the second straight meet.

Freshman Josh Hojnacki (La Porte) earned third-place accolades in the mile run (4:32.49), while sophomore Luke Winningham (Indianapolis/Roncalli) added a third in the shot put (46' 10 1/4").

Rose-Hulman won the team scoring with 165 points to top Wabash (161.5) and Bellarmine (108.5) in the six-team meet.

Rose-Hulman returns to action wtih a meet at Monmouth College in Illinois next Saturday.