KNOXVILLE, TENN. —
Indiana State senior Brandon Pounds was the top collegian in the men’s hammer throw and fellow senior Felisha Johnson opened up the Sycamores’ three-day competition at the University of Tennessee’s Sea Ray relays with a second-place finish in the women’s hammer throw.
These events were the only two on the schedule for Thursday.
Pounds posted his best throw on his final attempt, which went 213 feet, just shy of his season best set just last week when he won the event in the Auburn Tiger Track Classic.
The Sycamore was only topped by Gartland Porter and Kevin Becker, both competing unattached, and Andy Fryman of the Mjolnir Throwers Club.
ISU junior Justin Applegate threw a career-best distance of 185-7 to finish as the ninth collegian and 13th overall, while junior Chris Fields posted a distance of 182-0 to place 12th among collegians and 16th overall.
Johnson’s best throw came on her final attempt as she went 186-2 to move into second place. Findlay senior Jessica Rowland also had her best throw on her final attempt, going 189-10 to earn the win.
Sycamore senior Mary Theisen recorded her best throw of the competition in the second round as she went 166-6 to place ninth.
Indiana State volunteer assistant coach Timothy (Kyle) Morse also competed unattached in the Sea Ray Relays, placing seventh with a distance of 201-4.
Thursday’s competition ended right before a storm moved into the area, but the weather is supposed to be improved today when action resumes at noon with the men’s open discus and women’s 3,000-meter run.
• Rose loses — At Rea Park, Wabash College narrowly retained the Little Giant-Engineer Cup with a 7-5 match-play victory over Rose-Hulman in men’s action Wednesday.
Wabash won six of the 11 dual matches, with Rose earning five victories. The Little Giants earned the final team point by winning the overall team score among the top eight players.
Freshman Sanders Park recorded the best score for either team with a round of 73 in windy conditions. Freshman Kent Kraus joined Park in the 70s for Rose with a score of 79.
Other individual winners for the Engineers included freshman Chris Lambert with a round of 82, senior John Rigitano with an 82 and junior Will Maethner with a 92.
The Engineers will return to action at the Rose-Hulman Invitational at Rea Park this Saturday and Sunday.
Wabash 7, Rose-Hulman 5
Team scores — Wabash 641, Rose-Hulman 662.
1. Sanders Park (RH) 73 def. James Kennedy 80.
2. Seth Hensley (WC) 77 def. Travis Whithaus 81.
3. Logan Burdick (WC) 86 def. Jeremy Walters 86 (win based on match play).
4. John Rigitano (RH) 82 def. Cameron Taylor 82 (win based on match play).
5. Kent Kraus (RH) 79 def. Jackson Stevens 82.
6. Scott Morrison (WC) 84 def. Tucker Cox 92.
7. Chris Lambert (RH) 82 def. Nick Sommer 85.
8. Scott Johansen (WC) 78 def. Eric Kamer 87.
9. Michael Piggins (WC) 79 def. Cody Murray 101.
10. Derek Andre (WC) 79 def. Brandon Ridner 96.
11. Will Maethner (RH) 92 def. Tyler Cole 97.
• Rose wins — At the Wabash Valley Tennis Center, Rose-Hulman’s men improved to 4-6 for the season with an 8-1 victory over Oakland City University on Wednesday night.
The Engineers will play host to Greenville College tonight at the Joy Hulbert Tennis Center.
Rose-Hulman 8, Oakland City 1
Singles — Ben Paras (RH) def. Preston Browning 6-0, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5); Devon Fritz (RH) def. Kyle Shipman 6-1, 6-2; Ignacio Briceno (OC) def. Nate Moore 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (10-8); Matthew Conrad (RH) def. Andres Bukonja 6-1, 6-3; Eric Teeman (RH) def. Derrick Reed 6-0, 6-0; Ray Montgomery (RH) def. Edilerto Vazquez 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles — Paras-Fritz (RH) def. Browning-Shipman 8-5; Moore-Conrad (RH) def. Briceno-Bukonja 8-0; Teeman-Randy Billingsley (RH) def. Reed-Vazquez 8-5.