Track & Field Records Five Wins, 19 Top Fives at DePauw


evans-hcacGREENCASTLE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned five event victories and 19 top-five finishes at the DePauw University Track and Field Invitational on Saturday.

Junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) led the individual performances with three event wins, including one school record.  Evans recorded a school record long jump mark of 18' 6 1/2" that currently ranks in the top 10 nationally.  She also won the high jump with a mark of 5' 7" and the triple jump with a distance of 35' 8 1/2".

Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) and junior Trey Cahill (Auburn/DeKalb) earned event victories for the men's squad.  Coleman won the 400-meter dash in a time of 48.44 seconds, with Cahill claiming the hammer throw with a career-best toss of 167' 2".

Junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) led the runner-up efforts with two second-place performances.  Clauser came home second in the 800-meter run (2:19.21) and the high jump (4' 11").

On the men's side, the Engineers earned four second-place finishes.  Junior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) paced the effort with runner-up honors in the hammer throw (164' 11") and the discus throw (147' 6"). 

Other runner-ups included senior Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren Central) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:34.84) and senior P.J. Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois) in the high jump (6' 2 3/4").

The 4-x-400 meter relay team of freshman Blake Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois), junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) and Coleman also came home second in 3:17.58 for the second best time in Rose-Hulman history. 

Senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) added two third-place finishes for the Engineers in the 100-meter (11.15) and 200-meter (22.51) dashes.  Junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) had the remaining third-place effort with the fifth-best pole vault mark in school history (15' 7").  Stallings also came home third in the long jump (21' 8").

Fourth-place finishers included Schulthies in the shot put (46' 1 1/4") and junior Clay Becker (Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary Cathedral) in the 200 meters (22.76).  Hannan had the day's final top five with a fifth in the 400-meter dash.

Rose-Hulman placed second of nine teams in the men's scoring and finished seventh on the women's side.  The Fightin' Engineers return to action at the Indiana Division III Championships at Franklin College on Saturday.