Men's Track and Field 1st, Women 2nd at Friday Invite

Men's Track and Field 1st, Women 2nd at Friday Invite


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on 11 event victories to place first on the men's side and second in the women's competition at the Friday Night Track and Field Invitational at the Sports and Recreation Center.

The Rose-Hulman men outdistanced the seven team field with 246 points, followed by St. Norbert with 106.  On the women's side, St. Norbert tallied 155 points, followed by Rose-Hulman at 141 and Hanover at 100 in the seven-team field.

Junior Josh Himes led the Fightin' Engineer performance with two first-place finishes.  Himes recorded the second-best men's weight throw in school history (54' 7 1/4") and also won the shot put (50' 9 1/4").

Other men's individual winners included Nick Palmer with a personal best pole vault of 15' 5", and Walt Dearing with a 3,000-meter time of 9:01.38.

Rose-Hulman also swept the 4-x-200 and 4-x-400 meter men's relays.  Adam Wilson, Isaiah Smith, David Borden and Josh Hennig won the 4-x-200 in 1:31.66.  Brendan Smyth, Smith, Borden and Hennig capped the night with a 4-x-400 meter win in 3:29.25.

The women's performance featured two noteworthy performances.  Junior Jaclyn Setina recorded the fifth-best high jump in NCAA Division III this season with a winning mark of 5' 6".  Sophomore Debie Gedeon also smashed her own school record with a winning time of 9.26 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles.

Other women's winners included Kally Morozin in the 800 (2:28.12); Emilie Hobbs in the mile (5:38.06); and Gabi Razma in the triple jump (34' 11 1/4").

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Engineer Invitational next Saturday at the Sports and Recreation Center.