RHIT’s Hannan, DC’s Postema Named HCAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year

RHIT’s Hannan, DC’s Postema Named HCAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Year

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GREENWOOD, IN – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) and Defiance College’s Tom Postema (Defiance, Ohio/Tinora) have been named 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Hannan helped the Engineers claim their third consecutive indoor title, while Postema led the Yellow Jackets to a third place finish on February 16 at Defiance College.

Hannan, a senior for the Engineers, won two individual events and was a member of the first place 800-meter and 1,600-meter relay teams at the 2013 HCAC Indoor Championships.  The senior claimed the individual titles in the 200-meter (22.88) and 400-meter (50.41) dashes, while the relay teams won with times of 1:30.92 (HCAC record) and 3:25.31.

Postema, a senior for the Jackets, won two field events at the championship.  He had a winning mark of 15.64 meters in the shot put and claimed the title in the weight throw with a HCAC record heave of 20.72 meters.

Also receiving recognition for his efforts at the meet is Hanover freshman Nick Jaeger (Terre Haute, Ind./South), receiving the 2013 HCAC Indoor Track & Field Freshman Athlete of the Year.  Jaeger earned a first place finish in the high jump, clearing a HCAC record 2.00 meters to claim the title.

Rose-Hulman’s Larry Cole was named the HCAC Coach of the Year after leading the Engineers to their third straight HCAC Men’s Indoor Track & Field team title. Cole, in his tenth season as Rose-Hulman’s head coach, saw his squad garner 206.5 points to win the championship.

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