Men's Track & Field 1st, Women 3rd at DePauw

Men's Track & Field 1st, Women 3rd at DePauw


GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and women's track and field teams combined for 11 first-place performances at the DePauw University Invitational on Saturday.

The effort helped the Rose-Hulman men win the team scoring in the eight-team event, while the women's squad came home in third place.

Individually, the Fightin' Engineers won three of the four relay events to bolster the team scoring.  On the men's side, Adam Wilson, Brayden Betz, Isaiah Smith and Josh Hennig won the 4-x-100 meter relay in 43.25 seconds.  The 4-x-400 relay team of Brendan Smyth, Smith, John Evans and Hennig added a winning mark of 3:21.15.

On the women's side, the 4-x-400 meter team of Gabi Razma, Victoria Heckenlively, Kristin East and Christine Harper led the pack with a time of 4:10.75.

Josh Himes led the individual event winners by capturing both the shot put (50' 7 1/4") and discus (149' 0") titles.  Andrew Okruch was just behind in the discus with a toss of 148' 11" to complete a Rose-Hulman 1-2 sweep in the event.

Men's individual track event winners included Wilson by tying his own school record in the 100 meters (10.92 seconds); Hennig in the 400 meters in a personal best time of 48.75 seconds; and Lucas Schulthies in the 110-hurdles with a time of 15.95 seconds.  Debie Gedeon added a women's track event win with a time of 15.65 seconds in the 100-hurdles.

Field event winners also included Eric Fiacable in the hammer (155' 9") and Trey Sykes in the triple jump (44' 11").  Smith helped complete a 1-2 sweeps in the triple jump (42' 2 1/4") and also came home second in the 400-hurdles (57.24).

The women's squad featured four impressive runner-up performances.  Clare Bruns recorded the second-fastest 400-hurdles time in school history with a mark of 1:07.42 to lead the effort, with Jaclyn Setina in the high jump (5' 4 1/2"); Razma in the triple jump (16' 8 1/2") and Ava Paruleski in the javelin (101' 7") earning second-place finishes.

Other second-place finishers for the men included Sykes in the long jump (21' 4 3/4"); Nick Palmer in the pole vault with a mark of 15' 3" that ranks among the nation's best this season; Hennig in the 200 (22.81); and Aaron Lannoy in the 1,500 (4:13.04).

Rose-Hulman will return to DePauw to compete in the Indiana Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships next Saturday.