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Josh Himes Finishes 12th at NCAA D-III Nationals

Josh Himes Finishes 12th at NCAA D-III Nationals

GENEVA, Ohio -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Josh Himes recorded a 12th finish in the discus throw at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Thursday afternoon at the SPIRE Institute.

Himes recorded a mark of 150' 5" in cold and wet weather conditions to place 12th among 20 competitors in the event.  The electrical engineering major has won four individual HCAC titles, including the discus and shot put titles at the 2017 Outdoor Championships to earn Field Athlete of the Year honors.  Himes ranks No. 2 in school history in both the shot put (52' 1 3/4") and the indoor weight throw (54' 7 1/4").  

Rose-Hulman has two remaining athletes ready to compete in the NCAA National Championships later this week.

Junior Jaclyn Setina is ranked No. 21 nationally in the high jump with a mark of 5' 6 1/2".  She has qualified for a second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Nationals after placing 13th at the 2017 Indoor Championships.  She is a five-time HCAC champion, sweeping the indoor and outdoor high jump titles in 2016 and 2017.  Setina is also part of the school record 4-x-400 meter relay team.  She competes on Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Sophomore Trey Sykes is ranked No. 6 nationally in the triple jump with a season-best mark of 48' 11".  Last spring, Sykes earned All-American honors with a seventh-place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Nationals.  He is a two-time HCAC outdoor triple jump champion and is ranked No. 2 in school history in the event.  Sykes will compete on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the men's triple jump.

The Rose-Hulman track and field program has a tradition of success that includes 10 national championship performances and 51 All-American honors.  Under the direction of head coach Larry Cole, the men's squad has won 10 consecutive HCAC outdoor championships and seven straight indoor titles. The 2017 women's squad came home second outdoors and third indoors in the 2017 HCAC championships.