Men's Outdoor T&F Report - Week 1

Men's Outdoor T&F Report - Week 1
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's outdoor track and field teams traveled to Terre Haute, Ind. last weekend to participate in the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational.
 
The Fightin' Engineers placed first out of the field of nine teams with a point total of 215 at the home event, while Defiance and Franklin claimed a sixth and eighth place finish, respectively.
 
Rose-Hulman's Trey Sykes claimed victories in the triple jump and long jump at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational with marks of 13.66 meters and 6.54 meters, respectively. 
 
The Hanover Panthers men's track and field team traveled to the Margaret Simmons Invitational in Murray, Ky. last week and claimed an eighth place finish out of 11 teams. Jacob Hedrick opened the outdoor season with a first place finish in the 5000m run at a Division I-hosted meet by Murray State. The senior finished ahead of the top seven Division I runners with a time of 15:09.04, which currently leads the HCAC and is among the top times in the region.
 
Also competing last week were Bluffton and Earlham at the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational and the Washington and Lee Carnival, both teams did not post a team score.
 
Bluffton's trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. was highlighted by a 14th place performance by Connor Gulick in the 3000m steeplechase. The junior broke Bluffton's school record in the event with a time of 10:01.39. 

For the current HCAC men's track & field outdoor performance list, click here.

Fri., March 15
Bluffton
Alan Connie Shamrock Invite
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Earlham
Washington & Lee Carnival
@ Lexington, Va.
Hanover
Margaret Simmons Invitational 8th out of 11
@ Murray, Ky.
Sat., March 16
Bluffton
Alan Connie Shamrock Invite
@ Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Defiance
Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational 6th out of 9
@ Terre Haute, Ind.
Earlham
Washington & Lee Carnival
@ Lexington, Va.
Franklin
Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational 8th out of 9
@ Terre Haute, Ind.
Rose-Hulman
Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational 1st out of 9
@ Terre Haute, Ind.