RHIT Records Ten Top 10 Finishes at EIU Invitational

RHIT Records Ten Top 10 Finishes at EIU Invitational

CHARLESTON, Ill. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes combined for ten top 10 performances against 17 schools that include primarily Division I competition at the Eastern Illinois Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

Ben Wewe led the Rose-Hulman performance with a historic second-place finish in the javelin throw.  Wewe recorded a toss of 183' 3" that ranks No. 4 in Rose-Hulman history and is the best Fightin' Engineer javelin throw since 1989.

Jaclyn Setina came home third in the high jump with the second-best mark in program history, behind only five-time NCAA Division III national champion and eight-time All-American Liz Evans.  Setina cleared 5' 6" with the effort.

Josh Hennig added a fifth-place finish in the 400-meter dash to round out the top-five efforts.  Hennig recorded a time of 48.98 seconds.

Other top 10 finishers included Lucinda Combs with a seventh place in the javelin (106' 1"); Isaiah Smith with an eighth place in the 400-hurdles (56.61 seconds); Josh Himes with placements of eighth in the discus (144' 4") and ninth in the shot put (49' 6 1/4")'; Ava Paruleski with a 10th place in the javelin (100' 6"); Andrew Okruch with a 10th in the discus (139' 11"); and Brendan Smyth with a 10th in the 400-hurdles (57.21 seconds).

Rose-Hulman will compete at the DePauw University Invitational next weekend in Greencastle.