Matt Dierksmeier - sports editor
The Rose-Hulman men’s track and field team has reached No. 18 in the national dual meet rankings and are No. 2 in the Great Lakes Region. This ranking comes after winning two events, earning two second place results, and having three third-place honorees at Ohio Northern University last Saturday. Senior Tyler Hannan topped all 400-meter competitors with a time of 50.73 seconds. Top honors were also earned by the grouping of Hannan, senior Travis Stallings, junior Clay Becker, and junior Philip Koranteng in the 4-x-200 meter relay. For his efforts, Hannan was named HCAC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week.
Adding two wins each, seniors Creasy Clauser and Liz Evans led the women’s team to a fourth place finish at the event. Clauser finished first in both the 200-meter and 400-meter events, propelling her to a third HCAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week award this year. Evans would finish first in the high jump with a leap of 5’ 8 3/4”. She also earned top honors in the high jump. The combination of Clauser, junior Erin Cox, freshman Nicole Bueltel, and senior Gloria Boxell rounded out the streak of wins with a victory in the 4-x-200 meter relay.
Rose-Hulman will be in action once again this weekend as they travel to DePauw University. This will be their last event before the HCAC Indoor Championships the following weekend. This year’s championship will be held at Defiance College in Ohio.