Nine Top Three Finishes Lead RHIT Effort at Hanover

Nine Top Three Finishes Lead RHIT Effort at Hanover



HANOVER, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology recorded nine top-three finishes with a limited squad at the Hanover College Invitational on Saturday.

The Fightin' Engineers won two events, earned five second-place finishes and captured two third-place results on a windy and chilly afternoon.  The men's squad finished third in the team scoring, with the women coming home seventh, despite the limited roster size.

Freshman Trey Sykes led the Fightin' Engineer performance with a first place in the triple jump and a second in the long jump.  Sykes recorded a mark of 47' 0 3/4" to win the triple jump, which ranks as the sixth best mark in NCAA Division III so far this season.  He also leaped 20' 10 3/4" in the long jump to place second.

Sophomore Josh Himes added Rose-Hulman's second event victory of the day.  Himes won the shot put with a mark of 50' 5 1/2".

Sophomore Gabi Razma paced the women's squad with two runner-up performances.  Razma tallied marks of 16' 4 1/2" in the long jump and 36' 9 3/4" in the triple jump to earn a pair of second-place finishes.  Her triple jump mark of 36' 9 3/4" set a new Rose-Hulman school record and marked the second consecutive meet that Razma has established a school record in the event.

Other runner-up finishers included Andrew Okruch in the men's discus throw (144' 3") and Jaclyn Setina in the women's high jump (5' 2 1/4").

Third-place finishers included Addie Johnson in the women's 400-meter dash (1:01.06) and Charles Spaeth in the men's discus (142' 11").

Rose-Hulman will return to action with its full roster at the DePauw University Invitational next Saturday.