Rose-Hulman Selected to Win HCAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Title

Rose-Hulman Selected to Win HCAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Title

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Rose-Hulman men's track and field team has been selected as the front runner to win the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor championship. In a poll of the ten HCAC head coaches, the Engineers received 99 total points and nine first place votes. 

Hanover College will strive for the school's first outdoor title, as the Panthers totaled a second-best 91 points and the final first place vote. Manchester University placed third in the poll with 77 points and Earlham College was selected to finish fourth with 61 points. Bluffton University finished fifth with 56 points and was followed by Defiance College (45 points), Transylvania University (41), Mount St. Joseph University (32), Franklin College (28) and Anderson University (20).

Rose-Hulman has claimed the last 11 HCAC outdoor championships and earned a ninth-straight indoor crown this past February. Rose-Hulman returns multiple first team All-HCAC selections from last year's outdoor track and field championships. Leading the way for the Fightin' Engineers is senior Eric Fiacable who is the reigning HCAC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. Fiacable won the hammer throw and placed second in the shot put and discus throw at last year's championships.

Hanover earned a third place finish at last year's outdoor championship meet and will try for the school's first outdoor track and field title. The Panthers return four second team All-HCAC honorees from the 2018 squad. Senior Joe Sheryak led the Panthers at the indoor conference meet in February. The multi event athlete qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships this winter season in the heptathlon and came home with a tenth place finish. 

Manchester University finished fourth at last spring's HCAC outdoor meet and finished in the same slot at the indoor championships in February. The Spartans return one first team All-HCAC selection from last year's squad with sophomore Landon Balch. The field athlete claimed first place in the high jump a year ago at the outdoor conference championships.

The men's outdoor track and field season gets underway this weekend and the 2019 HCAC Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships are set for Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at Mount St. Joseph University.

Athletes to Watch


Ryan Ramsey

Sr., Throws

Greenville, Ohio


Ian Leatherman

Jr., Distance

Fishers, Ind.


Clay Meadows

Fr., Sprints

Shenandoah, Ind.



Daniel Williams

Fr., Sprints

Lansing, Mich.


Noah Judd

Fr., Sprints/Jumps

Columbia City, Ind.


Brandon James

Fr., Sprints/Jumps

Waynesfield, Ohio


Connor Gulick

Jr., Distance

St. Louisville, Ohio



Javier Castillo

Sr., Throws

Nogales, Ariz.


Gabe Caris

So., Sprints

Lambertville, Mich.


Cody Drumm-Turner

So., Multi

Homer, Mich.


Vince Jackson

So., Jumps

Mason, Ohio


Daren Gies

Sr., Distance

Plymouth, Ohio



Austin Burt


Warrensburg, Mo.


Jake Patton


Harrisville, Pa.


Emanuel Faria


Atlanta, Ga.



Clayton Brumfield

Jr., Distance

Greenfield, Ind.


Matt Stienke

Sr., Sprints

Mooresville, Ind.


Zak Wiley

Fr., Throws

Mooresville, Ind.


Michael Heading

Fr., Mid-Distance

Brazil, Ind.



Hayden Veach

Jr., Mid-Distance

Shelbyville, Ind.


Jacob Hedrick

Sr., Distance

Henryville, Ind.


Reece Hunter

So., Multi

Mooresville, Ind.


Joe Sheryak

Sr., Multi

Greenwood, Ind.


Mount St. Joseph

Drew Stark

Sr., Hurdles

Cincinnati, Ohio


Tre'on Taylor

Jr., Sprints

Orlando, Fla.


Cameron Willis

Fr., Jumps

Cincinnati, Ohio



Eric Fiacable

Sr., Throws

Crown Point, Ind.


Nick Palmer

Sr., Jumps

Madison, Ind.


Trey Sykes

Sr., Jumps/Sprints

Houston, Texas


David Walbring

Sr., Throws

New Carlisle, Ind.



Graham Smith

Sr., Throws

Nicholasville, Ky.



Jordan Upton

Fr., Jumps

Versailles, Ky. 



Malik Jackson

Sr., Jumps

Lexington, Ky.