Men Place 1st, Women 3rd at Engineer Invitational

Men Place 1st, Women 3rd at Engineer Invitational






TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's track and field teams combined for seven event wins and nine runner-up performances at the Engineer Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the Sports & Recreation Center.

The most competitive meet of Rose-Hulman's indoor season featured nine teams from four states.  Rose-Hulman won the men's team competition with 198 points, followed by Washington University in second (107) and Wabash in third (106).  On the women's side, Washington University won the meet with 183.5 points, followed by Bellarmine in second (137) and Rose-Hulman in third (77.5).

Senior Josh Hennig led the Rose-Hulman performance with one individual victory and a second win on the 4-x-400 meter relay team.  Hennig won the 400-meter dash in 50.94 seconds, and combined with Brendan Smyth, Isaiah Smith and David Borden on a winning 4-x-400 relay time of 3:26.07.

Other men's individual winners included Josh Himes in the shot put (48' 7 1/2"); Nick Palmer in the pole vault (14' 10"); and Kennedy Schnieders in the 3,000-meter run (9:21.34).

On the women's side, Rose-Hulman won a pair of events.  Jaclyn Setina recorded the fourth-best high jump in NCAA Division III this season and the second best in school history with a mark of 5' 6 1/2".  Emilie Hobbs added a win in the 5,000-meter run in a time of 19:22.50, the second-best mark in school history.

Rose-Hulman had a pair of 1-2 event finishes on the day.  The men's shot put featured a 1-2 placement after Andrew Okruch recorded a toss of 47' 4 1/2".  The women's 5,000-meter run featured a 1-2 after the third-best mark in school history recorded by Camille Blaisdell (19:43.19).

Other men's runner-up finishers included Smith in the 200-meter dash (23.08 seconds); Matt Hill in the 5,000-meter run (15:25.15); Eric Fiacable in the weight throw (49' 11 1/4"); and the 4-x-200 meter relay team of Adam Wilson, Smith, Borden and Hennig (1:32.27).

On the women's side, Rose-Hulman had two runner-up finishes on the day.  Lauren London came home second in the long jump (16' 8") and Gabi Razma was second in the triple jump (33' 4 3/4").

Rose-Hulman will hit the road for the first time this season next weekend, heading to the Keck Division III Select Meet at Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.