Monmouth Women, Wabash Men Win Engineer Invite


clauser-runTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Monmouth University women's squad earned a nine-point win over Bellarmine, and the Wabash men topped Rose-Hulman by 1.5 points at the 10th Engineer Track and Field Invitational at the Sports and Recreation Center on Saturday.

Rose-Hulman claimed six first-place efforts, including two school record performances, on the afternoon.  Senior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) provided the day's top performance by tying the fieldhouse record by clearing 5' 10" in the high jump.  The mark ranks No. 1 nationally in NCAA Division III and in the top 20 nationally in all three NCAA Divisions.

Senior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) added a school record performance of 59.80 seconds in the women's 400-meter dash.  Senior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) contributed the day's second school record with a men's weight throw toss of 54' 10 3/4".

Other winners for Rose-Hulman included senior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) in the pole vault (15' 3"); senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) in the 60-meter dash (7.03); and senior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) in the 400-meter dash (50.37).

Freshman Kevin Mauser (Pittsburgh, Pa./Shaler) brought home runner-up honors in the men's 3,000-meter run with the fifth best time in school history (8:56.84). 

Junior Andrew Thompson (Mundelein, Ill./Vernon Hills) added two third-place efforts.  Thompson ran the mile in 4:26.06 and completed the 3,000-meter run in 8:57.33.

Other third-place finishers included senior Trey Cahill (Auburn/DeKalb) in the men's weight throw (49' 0 3/4"); senior Tanya Colonna (Brecksville, Ohio) in the women's pole vault (10' 6"); and the men's 4-x-400 meter relay team with a time of 3:27.31.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at Ohio Northern University next weekend.