Rose-Hulman Wins Fourth Straight HCAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Title

ANDERSON, IN – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s and Defiance College women’s track and field team earned titles at the fourth annual Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Anderson University on February 22.  The Engineers men scored 200.5 points in the 17 events to hold off Franklin’s 113 point effort to claim their fourth straight HCAC men’s indoor track title.  The Defiance women’s track team earned their first indoor title, holding off two-time defending champion Hanover by 14 points.

The Rose-Hulman men had two event winners. Freshman Nathan Green (Columbus, Ind./North) claimed the title in the pole vault with a mark of 4.41 meters.  Freshman Andrew Okruch (Mt. Washington, Ky./Bullitt East) also won a field event, claiming a first place mark of 15.47 meters in the shot put.

Franklin placed second in the men’s team standings with 113 points.  Anderson University tallied 85.5 points and was followed by Manchester University (73 points), Defiance College (61.5), Bluffton University (41.5), Hanover College (39), Transylvania University (29), College of Mount St. Joseph (18), and Earlham College (2). 

Men’s Event Winners                                                                            

60 meter dash

Tony Johnson, Anderson

6.97*

200 meter dash

Max Kittle, Anderson

22.48

400 meter dash

Micquelle Burton, Mount St. Joseph

49.84

800 meter run

Troy Parrett, Defiance

1:56.53

Mile run

Joe Davis, Defiance

4:21.18

3000 meter run

Jon Caffarelli, Manchester

8:58.54

5000 meter run

Michael Stocker, Manchester

15:32.76

60 meter hurdles

Max Kittle, Anderson

8.26

800 meter relay

Anderson

1:30.84*

1600 meter relay

Anderson

3:25.67

4000 meter relay

Manchester

10:30.84

High Jump

Nick Jaeger, Hanover

1.93 m

Pole Vault

Nathan Green, Rose-Hulman

4.41 m

Long Jump

Patrick Ellis, Franklin

6.54 m

Triple Jump

Patrick Ellis, Franklin

13.39 m

Shot Put

Andrew Okruch, Rose-Hulman

15.47 m

Weight Throw

Anthony Nolfi, Defiance

15.92 m

 

* New HCAC Record