Eight Event Wins Lead Indiana D-III Meet Effort

Eight Event Wins Lead Indiana D-III Meet Effort


GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won eight events, set four meet records and established eight all-time top-three performances at the Indiana Division III Track and Field Championships on Saturday at DePauw University.

The Fightin' Engineer men and women both placed second in the event with the strong overall performance.  Wabash narrowly topped the Rose-Hulman men in the nine-team field, while Manchester was the only school to top the Fightin' Engineers in the eight-team women's meet.

Three individual meet record performances bolstered Rose-Hulman's eight event winners.  The Fightin' Engineers also swept the men's and women's triple jump titles with freshman Trey Sykes leaping 47' 10 1/2" and sophomore Gabi Razma recording a mark of 36' 3 1/2".  Both triple jump marks were meet records, and Sykes stands No. 2 in Rose-Hulman history with his performance.  In addition, Sykes mark stand as the No. 3 mark in all of NCAA Division III so far this season.

Freshman Debie Gedeon won the women's 100-meter hurdles with a mark of 15.14 seconds.  The final meet record was achieved by Rose-Hulman's 4-x-100 meter relay team of Adam Wilson, Tyler Duffy, Isaiah Smith and Josh Hennig with a time of 42.37 seconds that ranks No. 2 in school history.

Other individual winners for Rose-Hulman included Nick Palmer in the men's pole vault with a leap of 15' 5" and Addie Johnson in the women's 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.96.

Rose-Hulman also swept the men's and women's 4-x-400 meter hurdles championships.  The men's team of Brendan Smyth, Smith, Duffy and Hennig won in 3:20.40, while the women's squad of Razma, Victoria Heckenlively, Lindsey Fagerberg and Johnson claimed top honors in a mark of 4:06.45 that stands No. 3 in school history.

The Fightin' Engineers combined for 11 runner-up performances that included three marks that rank in the top three in Rose-Hulman history.  On the men's side, Andrew Okruch recorded a discus mark of 166' 6" that ranks No. 3 in school history and currently stands as the No. 2 mark in NCAA Division III this season.  In women's action, Jaclyn Setina cleared the second-best high jump in program history at 5' 4 1/4", while the women's 4-x-100 meter relay team of Lauren London, Gedeon, Fagerberg and Razma recorded a time of 50.51 seconds.

Other men's runner-up performances included Sykes in the long jump (22' 3 1/2"), Wilson in the 200-meter dash (22.58), Charles Spaeth in the shot put (50' 8 3/4") and Nic Keller in the hammer throw (154' 10").

On the women's side, runner-up finishers were achieved by Fagerberg in the triple jump (34' 11 3/4"), Heckenlively in the 400-meter dash (1:00.47) and Razma in the long jump (16' 11 1/2").

Third-place men's finishers included Hennig in the 400-meters (49.62) and the triple jump (43' 3 1/4"); Eric Fiacable in the hammer throw (153' 7"); Matt Hill in the 5,000 (15:30.47); Josh Himes in the shot put (49' 7"); Kenton Hipsher in the high jump (6' 1 1/4"); and Ben Wewe in the javelin (167' 4").  Lucinda Combs added a women's third-place finish in the javelin (111' 0").

Another top three all-time performance was turned in by Kally Morozin with an 800-meter time of 2:25.81 that ranks third in school history.

The Fightin' Engineers return to action in the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet on Friday night at the William Welch Track and Field Complex.