Mount St. Joseph Set to Host HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Mount St. Joseph Set to Host HCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Mount St. Joseph University will serve as host of the 2019 HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships this Friday and Saturday. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won the school's 11th-straight HCAC men's outdoor title last spring and will look for their 12th consecutive crown this weekend. The Fightin' Engineer women claimed the title last spring, earning the school's first outdoor track and field championship on the women's side.

Six different Engineers currently boast a top mark in the HCAC as well as the 4-x-100 relay team holding the top time. RHIT holds the conference's top mark in four track events and six field events this spring. Rose-Hulman is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Computer Rankings.

Hanover College has four top marks in the HCAC this outdoor season, while Bluffton University carries two top marks. Defiance, Earlham, Franklin and Transylvania each claim the top mark in one event on the HCAC Outdoor Bests list this season.

The Rose-Hulman Fightin' Engineers women's track team will try for the school's second consecutive outdoor title this weekend in Cincinnati. The Fightin' Engineers currently hold the top mark in five events this spring, two track and three field events.

The Earlham women's track team also holds the top mark in the HCAC this season in five different track events which includes one relay. Hanover College has four top marks, while Manchester University adds three top marks to the women's versatile performance list. Transylvania has also registered two top marks and Anderson claims the top mark in one event on the HCAC Outdoor Bests list this season. 

Four men and three women are individually ranked in the national top 20 in their respective events entering this weekend's championship meet. 

Rose-Hulman's Eric Fiacable ranks ninth in the hammer throw with a mark of 58.87 meters. Also from Rose-Hulman, Nathan Schrader ranks 12th in the javelin throw with a toss of 59.78 meters, while fellow Fightin' Engineer Trey Sykes lands in the 14th slot with a leap of 14.33 meters in the triple jump. Transylvania's Graham Smith also registers in 20th on the national rankings in the javelin throw with a mark of 57.94 meters.

On the women's side, Earlham's Aishat Sadiq is ranked eighth in the 100m dash with a time of 12.14 seconds. Hanover College's Erin Browning ranks 18th in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.84 meters, and teammate Erin Trimpe is on the leaderboard in a tie for 16th with a pole vault mark of 3.73 meters.

The meet will be held on the campus of Mount St. Joseph at Schueler Field beginning at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon and will continue Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

HCAC Ticket Admission Information:

Single Day Ticket:

$10: Adults

$5: Senior citizens and non-HCAC affiliated students 

FREE: Children under 3, HCAC students, faculty and staff with valid campus ID

Two Day Ticket:

$15: Adults

$8: Senior citizens and non-HCAC affiliated students

FREE: Children under 3, HCAC students, faculty and staff with valid campus ID

Below are the complete men's and women's outdoor track and field pre-championship polls along with the Athletes to Watch list for this weekend's championship.

Pre-Championship Polls


Athletes to Watch

Anderson   Ryan Ramsey   Sr.   Greenville, Ohio
    Ian Leatherman   Jr.   Fishers, Ind.
    Alex Barnett   So.   Fortville, Ind.
    Mariah Murray   Jr.   Indianapolis, Ind.
    Victoria Baver   So.   Garrett, Ind.
    Emily Smatlak   So.   Lynnwood, Wash.
Bluffton   Noah Judd   Fr.   Columbia City, Ind.
    Brandon James   Fr.   Waynesfield, Ohio
    Connor Bulick   Jr.   Louisville, Ohio
    Alexis Cash   Jr.   Gaines, Mich.
    Bailie Barrington   So.   Waynesfield, Ohio
    Tori Bowen   Jr.   Wapakoneta, Ohio
Defiance   Javier Castillo   Sr.   Nogales, Ariz.
    Gabe Caris   So.   Lambertville, Mich.
    Cody Drumm-Turner   So.   Homer, Mich.
    Meagan Trimpey   So.   Bowling Green, Ohio
    Lisa Maria Markau   Fr.   Germany
    Madi Bowman   Jr.   Eaton, Ohio
Earlham    Jake Patton   Fr.   Moniteau, Pa.
    Austin Burt   Fr.   Warrensburg, Mo.
    Ian Shriner   So.   Portland, Ore.
    Ellie Haland   So.   Afton, Minn.
    Aishat Sadiq   Sr.   Houston, Texas
    Leilah Hicks   So.   Hammond, Ind.
Franklin   Clayton Brumfield   Jr.   Greenfield, Ind.
    Lamonte Richardson   Jr.   Beech Grove, Ind.
    Matt Stienke   Sr.   Mooresville, Ind.
    Kelsey Bowling   Sr.   Osgood, Ind.
    Laura Worthington   Sr.   Cloverdale, Ind.
    Sarah Miller   Jr.   Boggstown, Ind.
Hanover   Reece Hunter   So.   Mooresvile, Ind.
    Jacob Hedrick   Sr.   Memphis, Ind.
    Hayden Veach   Jr.   Shelbyville, Ind.
    Kenna Hunter   Jr.   Mooresville, Ind.
    Erin Browning   So.   Greensburg, Ind.
    Erin Trimpe   Sr.   New Palestine, Ind.
MSJ   Drew Stark   Sr.   Cincinnati, Ohio
    Cameron Willis   Fr.   Cincinnati, Ohio
    Maria Wates   Sr.   Cincinnati, Ohio
    Kiersten Lux   Jr.   Waldron, Ind.
    Anna Schoster   Jr.   Cincinnati, Ohio
Rose-Hulman   Eric Fiacable   Sr.   Crown Point, Ind.
    Nick Palmer   Sr.   Madison, Ind.
    Trey Sykes   Sr.   Houston, Texas
    Lauren London   Sr.   Hurricane, W. Va.
    Kally Morozin   Sr.   Libertyville, Ill.
    Anne Boxeth   Sr.   Saline, Mich.
Transylvania   Graham Smith   Sr.   Nicholasville, Ky.
    Hakeim Reedel   Fr.   Louisville, Ky.
    Jacob Burnam   Fr.   Louisville, Ky.
    Taylor Allen   Fr.   Louisville, Ky.
    Rian Boelter   Jr.   Hebron, Ky.
    Olivia Kee   Sr.   Greenup, Ky.