TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
captured seven first-place, 10 second-place and nine third-place
finishes at the Early Bird Track and Field Invitational held at the
William Welch Complex on Saturday.
The competitive five-team meet featured DePauw, Franklin,
Earlham and Heidelberg.
Junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville) paced
the winners with a school record performance in the 400-meter
dash. Clauser ran a time of 58.54 seconds to top the previous
mark established in 2006 by current Rose-Hulman professor Dr.
Ashley Bernal (pictured). The time currently ranks No. 6
nationally in NCAA outdoor action this season.
Senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence
North) led an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in the 100-meter
dash. Edwards ran a winning time of 11.09 seconds.
Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) added a
strong early season time of 14.88 seconds in the 110-meter high
hurdles. The mark currently ranks No. 2 nationally in NCAA
Rose-Hulman's throwers had one of their strongest meets
in the past several seasons with three first-place efforts,
three runner-up performances and four third-places. Senior
P.J. Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois) earned
top honors in the javelin throw (169' 5"), junior Greg
Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) won the hammer throw with a toss
of 163' 11", and sophomore Luke Winningham
(Indianapolis/Roncalli) claimed the shot put with an
effort of 46' 4 1/4".
The men's 4-x-400 meter relay team of Coleman, sophomore
Charles Phillips (Batavia, Ill.), junior
Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain), and
junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers
Clark) capped the meet with a victory in a time of
3:19.11. The effort ranked second in Rose-Hulman school
history and is fourth nationally this season.
Rose-Hulman added 10
runner-up performances on the afternoon. The pole vault duo
of junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) and
junior Tanya Colonna (Brecksville, Ohio) swept
second-place honors with leaps of 14' 11 1/2" and 10' 0",
respectively. Crowson's mark stands No. 9 nationally in NCAA
Division III this season.
Throwing runner-up performances included the hammer throw duo of
junior Trey Cahill (Auburn/Dekalb) and senior
Aleks Kampa (Garden Grove, Calif./Orange County
Lutheran) with second-place tosses of 155' 9" and 127' 3",
respectively. Larmore added a toss of 135' 5" in the
Other second-place running performances included freshman
Jake Kelley (Tecumseh, Mich.) with a time of 11.20
in the 100-meters; Hannan in a 400-meter time of 49.43 seconds; and
freshman Josh Hojnacki (La Porte) with an
800-meter run time of 1:59.85.
Clauser rounded out the individual second-place finishes with a
high jump mark of 4' 10 1/4". The women's 4-x-400 meter relay
team of Clauser, sophomore Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin
County), senior Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant
Christian) and freshman Jessica Waldren
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) added the second-best time in
school history at 4:12.41 to capture runner-up honors.
Rose-Hulman's nine third-place finishes were led by Schulthies
with marks of 132' 11" in the hammer throw and 42' 6" in the shot
The track and field team will hit the road for the Purdue
Invitational next Saturday.