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.
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