TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology recorded 13 top-five finishes and set one new school record at the Baldwin Wallace Harrison Dillard Twilight Meet on Friday.
The 4-x-100 meter relay team led the top-five finishes with a school record performance. The team of Adam Wilson, Trey Sykes, Isaiah Smith and Josh Hennig completed the race with a new Rose-Hulman record time of 42.05 seconds.
The Fightin' Engineers swept the triple jump championships to lead the individual performances. Gabi Razma won the women's triple jump with a mark of 37' 1", and Sykes captured first place in the men's competition with a leap of 47' 5". Clare Bruns added the third win of the day by capturing the 400-meter hurdles title in 1:08.74.
The men's and women's teams combined for four third-place finishes. Lindsey Fagerberg had the women's third place effort in the triple jump (33' 3 1/4"). On the men's side, third-place finishers included Josh Himes in the discus (161' 3"); Smith in the 400-hurdles (55.02); and Nick Palmer in the pole vault (14' 7 1/4").
Fourth-place finishers included Hennig in the 400-meter dash (49.04); Robert Myers in the 800 (2:00.18); and Brendan Smyth in the 400-hurdles (55.91). Fifth-place finishers included Razma in the 400 (1:00.32); Himes in the shot put (49' 5 3/4"); and Nathan Schrader in the javelin (179' 5").
Also of note, 2013 graduate Liz Evans cleared 6' 0 3/4" in the high jump to automatically qualify for the USTAF Outdoor National Championships. Evans was a five-time NCAA Division III national champion and eight-time All-American as a Fightin' Engineer high jumper.
Rose-Hulman will await word of potential national qualifiers that are released by the NCAA on May 20. The championships are scheduled for May 25-27 at Geneva, Ohio.