Track & Field Teams Finish 2nd at DePauw Invitational

Track & Field Teams Finish 2nd at DePauw Invitational

GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on nine event victories to place second in both the men's and women's competitions at the DePauw University Track and Field Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Wabash narrowly outdistanced Rose-Hulman 119-115 to win the 14-team event on the men's side.  In the women's competition, Kentucky Wesleyan won the team scoring at 113, followed by Rose-Hulman at 107.5 among 13 teams.

The individual winners were led by one school record performance.  Eric Fiacable set a new school record in the weight throw, with a mark of 56' 6 3/4" that ranks in the NCAA Division III top 25.  Other men's individual winners included Nick Palmer in the pole vault (14' 9") and Josh Himes in the shot put (48' 3 1/2").

On the women's side, Gabi Razma paced the Fightin' Engineers with two event wins, coming home first in the 400-meters (1:02.27) and the triple jump (35' 0 1/4").  Other women's winners included Jaclyn Setina in the high jump (5' 3 1/4") and Lauren London with the second-best 60-meter hurdles time in school history (9.29 seconds).

Rose-Hulman also swept top honors in the men's and women's distance medley relay events.  The men's squad included Ben Hall, Josh Hennig, Aaron Lannoy and Matt Hill in a time of 10:30.93.  The women's team ran the third-best time in school history, featuring Kally Morozin, Anne Boxeth, Camille Blaisdell and Emma Ross in 13:21.19.

The Fightin' Engineers also had four runner-up finishers on Saturday afternoon.  Aaron Starlin in the men's triple jump (41' 4 1/4"), Jacob Sparks with a career-best in the men's shot put (46' 6"), and Adekite Oladipupo in the long jump (15' 9 3/4") each captured second-place points.

The men's 4-x-400 meter relay team of Nick SaulcyLannoy, John Evans and Eric Mitalo also came home second in 3:33.33.

Rose-Hulman will compete in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships next Saturday at Anderson University.