TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed five track and field team members on the NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region Outdoor Track & Field Team, in results released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Freshman Debie Gedeon, sophomore Josh Himes, junior Andrew Okruch, freshman Nick Palmer, freshman Trey Sykes earned a spot on the inaugural all-region squad for their efforts during the 2016 outdoor season.
All-region honorees must finish in the top five within their NCAA defined competition region. The Great Lakes Region includes 40 institutions in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio.
Gedeon ran a 100-meter hurdles time of 14.46 that marked a school record and advanced her into the NCAA Division III Championships this weekend. Himes narrowly missed the Division III nationals with a discus throw mark of 159' 4". Okruch qualified for the Division III Nationals with the seventh-best throw in the nation this season at 166' 6". Palmer had the top pole vault mark for Rose-Hulman's conference title team by clearing 15' 1 3/4". Sykes enters the Division III National Championships as the No. 4 seed in the triple jump with a mark of 48' 3 1/2".
The efforts helped the Rose-Hulman men win their ninth consecutive conference titles and score a national best 350.33 points in their conference championship. The women's squad finished third in the HCAC this outdoor season in another strong performance.