Track & Field Teams Compete at Engineer Open


crowson-pvTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology combined for nine first-place honors at the Fightin' Engineer Open Meet with Indiana State University on Friday night at the William Welch Track and Field Complex.

Seniors Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) and Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) joined junior Nathan Catt (Greenwood/Center Grove) as individual winners on the men's side.  Crowson won the pole vault (14' 11"), Stallings earned top honors in the 400-hurdles (55.19 seconds), and Catt claimed the 1,500-meter run (4:07.34).

The men's 4-x-100 meter relay team of senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North), junior Clay Becker (Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary Cathedral), Stallings and sophomore Jake Kelley (Tecumseh, Mich.) also earned first place in a time of 44.35.

On the women's side, three individuals earned first-place honors.  Freshman Lucinda Combs (Danville, Ky./Boyle County) won the javelin throw (88' 0"), freshman Sheldan Falls (Mecca/Riverton Parke) claimed the 100-meter dash (14.17 seconds), and junior Katherine Moravec (Seymour) won the 800-meter run (2:38.24).

The women's 4-x-100 and 4-x-400 meter relay teams also claimed first-place recognition.  The 4-x-100 team included seniors Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian), Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) and Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) along with junior Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin County) in a time of 51.46.  The 4-x-400 squad included Boxell, Clauser, Cox and freshman Addie Johnson (Caledonia, Mich./Catholic Central) with a time of 4:17.13.

Rose-Hulman will compete in the Indiana Division III Championships at Franklin College on Saturday.