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Rose-Hulman & Defiance Earn HCAC Indoor Track & Field Titles

February 23, 2014
Earlham College Broadcast Sports

ANDERSON, IN - The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's and Defiance College
women's track and field team earned titles at the fourth annual Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at Anderson University
on February 22.  The Engineers men scored 200.5 points in the 17 events to hold off
Franklin's 113 point effort to claim their fourth straight HCAC men's indoor track
title.  The Defiance women's track team earned their first indoor title, holding off
two-time defending champion Hanover by 14 points.

The Rose-Hulman men had two event winners. Freshman Nathan Green (Columbus,
Ind./North) claimed the title in the pole vault with a mark of 4.41 meters.
Freshman Andrew Okruch (Mt. Washington, Ky./Bullitt East) also won a field event,
claiming a first place mark of 15.47 meters in the shot put.

Franklin placed second in the men's team standings with 113 points.  Anderson
University tallied 85.5 points and was followed by Manchester University (73
points), Defiance College (61.5), Bluffton University (41.5), Hanover College (39),
Transylvania University (29), College of Mount St. Joseph (18), and Earlham College

The Defiance women's team won five different events, tallying 149 points.  Freshman
Micah Wilson (Mims, Fla./Astronaut) set a HCAC indoor meet record in the 60-meter
dash with a winning time of 7.87 seconds and freshman Sam Cook (Raiford,
Fla./Bradford Co.) earned a new conference record in the shot put (12.39 meters).
The Defiance 800 and 1,600-meter relay teams were the fastest at the meet, setting
new conference records in each event.

Hanover placed second in the women's team standings with 135 points, while Anderson
placed third with 100 points. Franklin finished fourth with 81 points and was
followed by Manchester (77 points), Transylvania (40), Rose-Hulman (38), Bluffton
(32), Earlham (9), and Mount St. Joseph (No Team Score).

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