Evans, West Earn HCAC Weekly Honors

evans-acTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Two Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology track and field student-athletes earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors in results released by the league office.

Junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) was named HCAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Stuart West (La Porte) captured league Men's Track Athlete of the Week accolades.

Evans led the Fightin' Engineers with two victories and two school record performances at the DePauw Invitational on Friday night.  She captured top honors in the triple jump (35' 6 1/2") and placed third in the long jump (17' 6 3/4") to set school records, and earned a victory in the high jump with a leap of 5' 8 3/4".

west-runWest won the 800-meter run in a time of 1:57.19 to record the fourth fastest time in Rose-Hulman history at the DePauw Invitational.  His performance helped Rose-Hulman win the meet by 3.5 points over nationally ranked Wabash, and marked the fastest time in the HCAC so far this season.

The men's squad entered last week ranked No. 12 in the nation by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.  Rose-Hulman returns to action at Monmouth College on Saturday afternoon.