RHIT’s Clauser & Evans Earn HCAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

RHIT’s Clauser & Evans Earn HCAC Women’s Indoor Track & Field Honors

GREENWOOD, IN – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville, Ind./Southmont) and Liz Evans (Bicknell, Ind./North Knox) have been named 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track Athlete of the Year and Field Athlete of the Year, respectively. Clauser and Evans led the Engineers to a second place finish in the HCAC women’s indoor track and field meet held at Rose-Hulman on February 18.

Clauser, a junior for Rose-Hulman, won two individual events at the indoor championships and was a member of the winning 800-meter and 1,600-meter relay squads.  She won the 400-meter dash in a first place time of 1:00.00 (HCAC Record) and claimed the 800-meter run title in 2:23.01. 

Evans, a junior on the Rose squad, claimed three field event titles to help the Engineers finish second at the meet.  The junior set three HCAC records on the day, winning the high jump (1.75 meters), long jump (5.30 meters), and triple jump (10.76 meters).

Also receiving recognition for their efforts at the meet are Franklin freshman Hillary Cain (Rushville, Ind./H.S.) and Hanover freshman Briahna Chambers (Bell, Tex./Ellison), receiving the 2012 HCAC Indoor Track & Field Co-Freshman Athlete of the Year award.  Cain won the individual title in the 5,000-meter run with a record time of 18:25.78 and placed third in the mile run (5:25.67).  Chambers earned a second place finish in the long jump (5.18 meters), a fourth place finish in the 60-meter dash (8.40), and a fifth place finish in the 200-meter dash (28.04).

Hanover College’s Brian Power was named the HCAC Coach of the Year after leading the Panthers to the team title. Power led HC to their first ever women’s indoor track and field conference championship in program history, garnering 129 points to hold off second place Rose-Hulman by a single point.


Most Outstanding Female Track Athlete:  Creasy Clauser, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Most Outstanding Female Field Athlete:  Liz Evans, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Co-Most Outstanding Female Freshman Athlete:  Hillary Cain, Franklin College

Co-Most Outstanding Female Freshman Athlete:  Briahna Chambers, Hanover College

Coach of the Year:  Brian Power, Hanover College

All-HCAC (Event Winners)

Alex Friske, So., Anderson

Emily Radke, So., Anderson

Candace DeLong, Sr., Anderson

Megan Neal, Sr., Bluffton

Brandi Dominique, So., Bluffton

Kayla Mullenhour, So., Bluffton

Alison Janzen, Jr., Bluffton

Maddie Moore, Jr., Bluffton

Hillary Cain, Fr., Franklin

Patricia Walsh, Fr., Hanover

Creasy Clauser, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Liz Evans, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Tanya Colonna, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Erin Cox, So., Rose-Hulman

Gloria Boxell, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Abby Sowers, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Jessica Waldren, Fr., Rose-Hulman

Honorable Mention All-HCAC (Athlete must accumulate 16 points at HCAC Championships)

Kerri Kinker, Jr., Franklin

Briahna Chambers, Fr., Hanover

Bridgette Rowe, Fr., Manchester

All-Sportsmanship Team

Amanda Spear, So., Anderson

Megan Neal, Sr., Bluffton

Katie Heitkamp, Jr., Defiance

Maddie Fega, So., Earlham

Allison Zorman, So., Franklin

Maggie Noger, Jr., Hanover

Casey Loshe, Sr., Manchester

Kelsey Schneider, Sr., Mount St. Joseph

Abby Sowers, Jr., Rose-Hulman

Betsy Heines, Sr., Transylvania