SOUTH BEND —
Indiana State senior Brandon Pounds smashed his own school record in the men’s weight throw and currently has the best throw in the nation by almost three feet after winning the event at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational Friday.
Felisha Johnson, Greggmar Swift and former Sycamore great Kylie Hutson were the stars of the day for Indiana State on Saturday as the second day came to an end.
Johnson established her second meet record of the weekend as she won the women’s shot put at 55-feet-9 1/4. She also set the meet record in the weight throw on Friday with a winning distance of 68-3 1/4.
Swift won his 12th straight race in the men’s 60-meter hurdles with a winning time of 7.79 seconds in the finals Saturday. The Sycamore junior tied his career best with a 7.72 finish in the semifinals.
Hutson, inducted into the Indiana Track & Field Hall of Fame on Friday, competed Saturday in the pole vault invitational and broke the meet record and the Loftus Sports Center/Meyo Field record at 15-1. That height ranks second in the U.S. and fourth in the world right now.
Pounds’ best throw on Friday was 73-11 3/4, breaking his own school record of 70-8 1/2. The previous best throw in the nation this season was 70-9 1/4.
Johnson broke her own meet record with a throw of 68-3 on Friday, and John Mascari was second overall with the second-fastest 5,000 meters in ISU history (14:27.65). Maurice Lyke returned to action with a third-place finish in long jump (23-11 1/2) and Connor Curley had a career-best pole vault of 15-9.
In other track and field:
• Engineers win seven — At Ada, Ohio, Rose-Hulman won seven events and had 17 top-three performances Saturday at the Ohio Northern Joe Banks Invitational.
Engineer men were third in the nine-team meet, with the women placing fourth.
Creasy Clauser and Liz Evans had two first-place efforts and one third-place finish each. Clauser won the 200 (27.16) and 400 (1:00.05), while Evans set a meet record in the high jump (5-8 3/4) and also won the long jump (16-10 3/4).
Tyler Hannan added a fifth individual win in the men’s 400 in a time of 50.73 seconds and Rose won both the men’s and women’s 4x200 relays. Clauser, Erin Cox, Nicole Bueltel and Gloria Boxell won for the women in 1:50.62 and Hannan, Travis Stallings, Clay Becker and Philip Koranteng were the men’s combination that won in 1:32.75.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the DePauw University Invitational next Saturday in Greencastle.
• Rose comes close — At the Sports and Recreation Center, host Rose-Hulman had 12 first-place finishes against nationally ranked DePauw, which won 138-130 in men’s competition and 134-78 in the women’s meet.
Rose-Hulman seniors honored at their final home meet were Shannon Cunnien, John Huster of Terre Haute North, Ross Meininger, Nicole Richardson and Matt Ross.
Sam Gould and Orion Martin had two wins each for the home team. Gould swept 1-meter diving (249.60 points) and 3-meter diving (272.20), while Martin won the 50 freestyle (21.89) and the 100 butterfly (50.63).
Richardson set a school record in 3-meter women’s diving (241.30) and Regen Foote established a new women’s 1-meter mark (226.90).
Other men’s winners were Tai Enrico in the 200 backstroke (2:00.44), Andrew Podgorski in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.69) and Logan Ryan in the 200 breaststroke (2:15.17). Chelsea Rossick added a win in the women's 200 individual medley (2:26.69) and Stephanie Wolfersberger won the women’s 50 freestyle (25.74). Huster, Martin, Podgorski and Paul Hintz won the 200 freestyle relay (1:26.17).
Rose divers compete next Saturday at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Invitational at Illinois Wesleyan. The swimmers compete in the CCIW Championships the following weekend at Wheaton.
• Spalding 87, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods 53 — At Louisville, Ky., the Pomeroys, still without leading scorer Brittney Shaner, stayed with their hosts for a half on Thursday.
Whitney Allen led the Pomeroys with 13 points, while Brandi McDaniel had 11 and Chelsea Weaver 10.
SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS (53) — Allen 5-13 2-2 13, Bruce 1-5 1-3 3, McKemie 0-3 1-1 1, Weaver 4-14 0-0 10, McDaniel 5-12 0-1 11, Rittinger 4-9 0-0 9, Lopez 1-7 4-9 6. Totals 20-63 FG, 8-16 FT, 53 TP.
SPALDING (87) — Harrod 13-23 2-7 29, Baker 5-10 0-0 10, Hayes 3-17 0-0 8, Roarx 2-11 0-0 4, Washle 3-10 2-4 8, Douglas 1-5 0-0 2, Smith 5-8 0-0 10, Dennison 3-4 2-4 8, Fears 1-4 0-0 3, Gahafer 0-3 2-2 2, Hamilton 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 37-97 FG, 8-17 FT, 87 TP.
Halftime — Spalding 42-28. 3-point shooting — SMWC 5-25 (Weaver 2-8, Allen 1-5, McDaniel 1-5, Rittinger 1-5, Bruce 0-1, McKemie 0-1), Spalding 5-23 (Hayes 2-12, Fears 1-1, Hamilton 1-2, Harrod 1-3, Dennison 0-1, Douglas 0-4). Total fouls — SMWC 15, Spalding 15. Fouled out — none. Rebounds — SMWC 43 (Lopez 9, Weaver 8, Rittinger 7), Spalding 69 (Harrod 15, Baker 10). Assists — SMWC 14 (Weaver 4, McKemie 3), Spalding 20 (Hayes 4, Douglas 4). Steals — SMWC 4 (Bruce 2), Spalding 14 (Roarx 6). Blocks — SMWC 5 (Weaver 3), Spalding 0.
Records — Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is 5-16, Spalding 8-10.
• Engineers get votes — Rose-Hulman has received votes in the d3baseball.com preseason national top 25 poll released Friday.
Rose-Hulman received 15 poll points for 34th in the national poll. The Engineers were joined by Manchester (11 points), DePauw (3) and Anderson (2) as Indiana institutions receiving votes in the national poll.
Rose-Hulman won the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season championship last season after qualifying for the NCAA Division III Tournament in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The Engineers finished 27-14 last season and have a record of 148-73 since 2008.
• Clauson prevails again — At Peoria, Ariz., Bryan Clauson again was the big winner Friday in the second round of the Winter Challenge for U.S. Auto Club sprint cars at Canyon Speedway Park.
Clauson won his heat and led the final 19 laps to win the 30-lap feature. Jon Stanbrough took second; he won his heat and led nine laps in the main event. Action concluded Saturday in the event.
Heat winners — Bryan Clauson, Jon Stanbrough, Jimmy Crawford, Charlie Davis Jr. (semi).
Feature — Clauson, Stanbrough, Robert Ballou, Ryan Bernal, Davis, Andy Reinbold, Tom Ogle, Jeremy Sherman, Josh Hodges, Richard Vander Weerd.