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

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

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Rose-Hulman's men's track and field team has been selected as the unanimous front runner to win the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference indoor championship. In a poll of the ten HCAC head coaches, the Engineers received 100 total points and all ten first place votes. 

Hanover College will strive for the indoor title, as the Panthers totaled a second-best 88 points. Manchester University placed third in the poll with 80 points, while Bluffton University finished fourth with 62 points. Anderson University finished fifth with 59 points and was followed by Earlham College (48 points), Defiance College (38), Franklin College (32), Transylvania University (26), and Mount St. Joseph University (17).

Rose-Hulman has claimed the first eight HCAC indoor championships and will look for a ninth-straight this February at Defiance College. The Engineers return two All-HCAC first team performers from last year's squad.  Junior Aaron Lannoy claimed first place honors in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:58.72. Junior Matthew Stevenot joined Lannoy on the individual champion list with a first place finish in the 3,000-meter run (8:50.46).

Hanover College earned a third place finish at last year's indoor championship meet and will try for their first indoor conference track and field title this winter. The Panthers will return a pair of second team All-HCAC members from a year ago. Distance runners Jacob Hedrick and Hayden Veach earned second place honors in the 5,000-meter run and the mile, respectively. Hedrick finished the 5,000-meter race in 15:25.30, while Veach conquered the mile in a time of 4:28.18.

Manchester University finished fourth at last winter's HCAC indoor meet and will go for a title in 2019. The Spartans will return 2018 Men's Indoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year, Travis Murr, to this season's squad. The sophomore placed second in the 60-meter dash (7.07) and the 200-meter dash (22.67) last February, while also claiming top five finishes as a member of Manchester's relay teams.

The 2019 HCAC Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships are set for Saturday, February 16 at Defiance College.

Athletes to Watch

Anderson

Ryan Ramsey

Sr., Throws

Greenville, Ohio

 
 

Jona Odell

Sr., Distance

Indianapolis, Ind.

 

Joshua Thomas

Sr., Sprints

South Holland, Ill.

 
 

Ian Leatherman

Jr., Distance

Fishers, Ind.

 
 

Hunter Loller

So., Sprints

Lapel, Ind.

 
     

Bluffton

Connor Gulick

Jr., Distance

St. Louisville, Ohio

 
 

Dakota Frost

Jr., Distance

Edgerton, Ohio

 

Noah Judd

Fr., Sprints/Jumps

Columbia City, Ind.

 

Daniel Willaims

Fr., Sprints

Lansing, Mich.

 
         

Defiance

Javier Castillo

Sr.

Nogales, Ariz.

 
 

Gabe Caris

So.

Lambertville, Mich.

 

Cody Drumm-Turner

So.

Homer, Mich.

 

Vince Jackson

So.

Mason, Ohio

 

Daren Gies

Sr.

Plymouth, Ohio

 
         

Earlham

Nate Papachristos

So., Distance

North Plainfield, N.J.

 
 

Emanuel Faria

So., Distance

Atlanta, Ga.

 
 

Ian Shriner

So.

Portland, Ore.

 
         

Franklin

Nathan Adams

Sr., Throws

Indianapolis, Ind.

 
         

Clayton Brumfield

Jr., Distance

Greenfield, Ind.

 

Matt Steinke

Sr., Hurdles

Mooresville, Ind.

 
         

Hanover

Jacob Hedrick

Sr., Distance

Henryville, Ind.

 
 

Kyler Perez

Jr., Throws

Garrett, Ind.

 

Joe Sheryak

Sr., Multi

Greenwood, Ind.

 

Darrell Payne

Sr., Sprints

Indianapolis, Ind.

 

Reece Hunter

So., Multi

Mooresville, Ind.

 
   

Manchester

Austin Coughlin

Sr., Sprints

Fairland, Ind.

 
 

Harrison Hollis

Sr., Sprints

Lebanon, Ind.

 
 

Travis Murr

So., Sprints

Franklin, Ind.

 
 

Austin Roberts

Jr., Jumps

Indianapolis, Ind.

 

Mount St. Joseph

Tre'on Taylor

Jr., Distance

Orlando, Fla.

 
 

Luke Danis

Jr., Distance

Yellow Springs, Ohio

 
         

Rose-Hulman

Eric Fiacable

Sr., Throws

Crown Point, Ind.

 
 

Nick Palmer

Sr., Jumps

Madison, Ind.

 
 

Matthew Stevenot

Jr., Distance

Hudson, Ohio

 
         

Transylvania

Jacob Burnam

Fr., Distance

Louisville, Ky.

 

 

Gunnar Eaton

Jr., Throws

Glasgow, Ky.

 

 

Jordan Upton

Fr., Jumps

Versailles, Ky.