GREENWOOD, IN - The 2013 indoor track and field season is in full swing as eight of the 10 conference schools have hit the track. After the first full week of action, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Franklin College, and Defiance College are all ranked in the first team Great Lakes Region rankings in results released by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Rose-Hulman currently ranks third, while Franklin stands fourth and Defiance ranks eighth.
Rose played host to Franklin, Hanover, and Manchester at the RHIT Friday Night Indoor Invitational last Friday, while Anderson, Bluffton, Defiance, and Transylvania were also in action.
Rose-Hulman placed first at the meet and was followed by Franklin (2nd), Manchester (4th), and Hanover (5th).
Rose-Hulman’s Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill./H.S.) won the weight throw at the meet with the second-best mark in RHIT history. The senior recorded an HCAC-best toss of 53’ 3.5” to win the event and help the Engineers win the six team meet.
Manchester University’s Zeth Baker (Waterloo, Ind.) earned two individual titles for the Spartans. The senior won the mile run with a time of 4:23.19 and also earned the top time in the 800-meter run (1:59.48).
Bluffton and Defiance did not post a team score at the Northwest Ohio Indoor Invitational, while Anderson did not post a team score at the Wabash Indoor Invite.
Transylvania competed at Otterbein, placing seventh at the meet.
This weekend's schedule showcases seven HCAC institutions. Mount St. Joseph and Rose-Hulman will compete at the Rose-Hulman Indoor Invitational, while Anderson, Defiance, and Earlham will compete at Defiance. Bluffton will be in action at Findlay and Transylvania will travel to Denison.
For the current HCAC men's track & field indoor performance list, click here