HCAC Track and Field Championship Results
April 26, 2014Earlham College Broadcast Sports
DEFIANCE OH - The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team
held off Franklin College at the 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Championships held at Defiance College on April 25-26. The Engineers scored 252.5
points in the 20 events to hold off Franklin's 118.5 point effort to claim the
school's seventh straight HCAC men's outdoor track title. The Defiance women's
track team earned their fourth outdoor track and field title, holding off Hanover by
62.5 points. It was DC's first women's HCAC outdoor title since 2003.
The Rose-Hulman men had three event winners. Freshman Nathan Green (Columbus,
Ind./North) claimed the title in the pole vault with a mark of 4.43 meters.
Freshman Brendan Smyth (Antwerp, Belgium/International School) won the triple jump
with a leap of 13.08 meters. Freshman Andrew Okruch (Mt. Washington, Ky./Bullitt
East) completed the first-place efforts for the Engineers with a winning mark of
14.90 meters in the shot put.
Franklin finished second in the men's team standings with 118.5 points with
Manchester placing third with 99 points. Anderson finished fourth with 81 points and
was followed by Defiance (66.5 points), Bluffton (60.5), Hanover (43), Mount St.
Joseph (24), Earlham (21), and Transylvania (14).
The Defiance women's team won five events on its way to the conference championship.
Freshman Micah Wilson (Mims, Fla./Astronaut) won the 100 and 200-meter dashes with
times of 12.42 and 25.69 respectively. Senior Kali George (East Palestine,
Ohio/H.S.) claimed the title in the javelin with a conference record toss of 38.23
meters. Sophomore Eme Miller (Portland, Ind./Jay Co.) won the 3,000-meter
steeplechase with a time of 11:33.29, while Margaret Sarfino (Dayton, Ohio/Kettering
Fairmont) took the title in the triple jump (10.82 m).
Three other conference records were broken at the 2014 championships. Bluffton's
Terrill Webb (Kenton, Ohio/H.S.) set a new league-best in the women's pole vault
with a leap of 3.51 meters. Defiance's Troy Parrett (Cedarville, Ohio/H.S.) earned
the mark in 800-meter run with a time of 1:55.34, while Anderson's Max Kittle
(Algonquin, Ill./Dundee-Crown) set a new conference record in the 400-meter hurdles
with a winning time of 52.51.
Hanover finished second in the women team standings with 123 points with Manchester
placing third with 110.5 points. Anderson finished fourth with 104 points and was
followed by Franklin (88.5 points), Transylvania (62), Rose-Hulman (41), Bluffton
(32), Earlham (30.5), and Mount St. Joseph (No Team Score).