FRANKLIN, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
earned its fifth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Men's Track and Field Championship, while the women
placed fourth in the league meet at Franklin College.
The men's track and field team becomes the first Rose-Hulman
athletic team to win five consecutive championships since the track
and field squad accomplished the feat in the College Athletic
Conference from 1985-89.
Rose-Hulman recorded six championship
performances to outdistance the competition on the men's
side. The Fightin' Engineers tallied 208 points to outscore
Defiance (129), Manchester (127) and Franklin (125).
Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon,
Va.) led the individual effort with championships in the
110-meter high hurdles and the 400-meter intermediate
hurdles. Coleman ran a time of 15.37 seconds in the
110-hurdles win and added a 400-hurdles time of 55.15
seconds. He completes his HCAC career with 21 individual or
relay league championships.
Senior Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren
Central) contributed a victory in the 5,000-meter run with
a time of 15:28.21. The effort marks the second and
third HCAC outdoor titles in Aldrich's career.
Junior Collin Crowson (Dublin,
Ohio/Jerome) won the men's pole vault with a conference
record mark of 16' 0" that ranks 11th nationally this season.
Crowson also topped the previous HCAC record held by Rose-Hulman
All-American Ryan Schipper.
Junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati,
Ohio/Colerain) added a title in the men's long jump with a
leap of 22' 7" that ranks fourth in school history.
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of freshman
Blake Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois), junior
Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers
Clark), Stallings and Coleman capped the meet with a
victory in a time of 3:22.41.
On the women's side, Rose-Hulman tallied four
individual championships and swept both relay events.
Junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) led the
effort with conference championships in the long jump and the
high jump. Evans recorded a high jump mark of 5' 6" and won
the long jump with a leap of 17' 4".
Junior Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) added a win in the 400-meter
dash. Clauser completed the event in a time of 59.56
Junior Tanya Colonna (Brecksville, Ohio) topped
her own conference record with a school record performance of 11' 1
3/4" in the women's pole vault to claim a conference title.
The 4-x-100 meter
relay team of junior Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant
Christian), sophomore Erin Cox (West
Harrison/Franklin County), Clauser and Evans earned top
honors. The team recorded a time of 50.54 seconds that ranks
second in school history.
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of Clauser, sophomore
Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School
of Acadia), freshman Jessica Waldren
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) and Boxell added a victory in the
final women's event of the championship with a time of
Hanover won the women's championship with 158 points.
Anderson placed second with 125 points, followed by Manchester
(104.5) and Rose-Hulman (103).
The men's and women's
teams combined for seven runner-up marks over the two days of championship competition.
In men's running events, Aldrich came home second in the
3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:32.07. Hannan added a
400-meter dash time of 50.11 seconds, with Stallings coming home as
the runner-up in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles (56.02).
In field events, junior Trey Cahill
(Auburn/DeKalb) finished second in the hammer throw with a
mark that stands third in school history (170' 2"), while junior
Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) placed second in
the women's triple jump (34' 9 1/2").
Cox pitched in with a second place effort in the 100-meter dash
in a time of 13.78 seconds.
The men's 4-x-100 meter relay team of senior Jeremiah
Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North), freshman
Jake Kelley (Tecumseh, Mich.), Stallings and
sophomore Clay Becker (Gaylor, Mich./St. Mary
Cathedral) also came home second in a time of 43.09
The balanced attack
also featured nine individual third-place performances.
Becker paced the effort with third-place finishes in the
100-meter (11.62) and 200-meter (23.19) dashes.
Blake Schulthies added a third in the 400-meter dash, while
senior P.J. Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois)
came home third in the discus (150' 7").
Sophomore Philip Koranteng (Sterling,
Va./Dominion) contributed a third place in the 110-meter
hurdles (16.68 seconds), with sophomore Andrew Thompson
(Mundelein, Ill./Vernon Hills) adding a third in the
1,500-meter run (4:07.29).
Cox contributed a third place finish in the 200-meter dash with
a time of 28.03 seconds. The hammer throw tandem
of senior Aleks Kampa (Garden Grove, Calif./Orange
County Lutheran) (124' 4"), and junior Greg
Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) (168' 11") also placed third in
their respective events.
Individuals from Rose-Hulman's squad will return to action at
the Billy Hayes Invitational at Indiana University on Friday