News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 12, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Quintet of Sycamores vie for Olympic spots

Staff Writer
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Two current Indiana State University athletes and three former Sycamores are expected to compete for a spot of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field team.

Felisha Johnson and Major Clay have been entered for the U.S. Olympic Trials, as are former Indiana State athletes Jordan Fife, Kylie Hutson and Erica Moore.

The trials are June 21 to July 1 at Eugene, Ore.

Johnson currently ranks 16th on the USA track and field performance list, which includes professionals and amateurs and marks from both the indoor and outdoor seasons.

Clay, who completed his eligibility at Indiana State this past season, is a provisional qualifier in the men’s high jump with a school record indoor leap of 7 feet, 5 inches (2.26 meters) that he accomplished at the EIU Friday Night Special in February. That height currently ranks fourth on the USA Track & Field performance list and is just shy of the A standard of 7-5 3⁄4 (2.28 meters).

Fife competed at Indiana State from 2004-2007. He is a provisional qualifier in the men’s 3,000 meter steeplechase with a time of 8:33.89 which he ran at Palo Alto, Calif., in April. The time ranks him 10th on the USA Track & Field performance list and is just shy of the A standard of 8:32.00 which would have automatically qualified him for the Olympic Trials.

Hutson competed at Indiana State from 2007-2010. Her best vault of the 2012 indoor season came at the USATF Indoor championships at 14-10 (4.52 meters) which surpassed the A standard of 14-9 to automatically qualify her for the Olympic Trials.

Moore competed at Indiana State from 2007-2010. She finished third place finish in the 800 meters at the IAAF World Indoor Championships with a personal best 1:59.97 and ran a personal best outdoors of 2:00.72 at the Adidas Grand Prix.

Both times surpass the A standard of 2:01.30 and automatically qualifies her for the Olympic Trials. She currently ranks fifth on the USA Track & Field performance list.

Another current member of the Sycamore team, Greggmar Swift, will be competing for a spot on the Barbados Olympic Team later this month in the 110 meter hurdles.



Softball

• Rex qualify for USFA World Series — The 18U Lady Rex softball team qualified for United States Fastpitch Association World Series in July in Panama City, Fla.

The Rex punched their ticket by winning the Grand Slam second leg qualifier tournament in Shelbyville with an 8-1 record. The Rex scored 53 runs, batted .344 and slugged four home runs in the tournament.

Team Members are Alysia Bennett, Kelly Combs, Natalie Draper, Joie Gadberry, Alexis Higgins, Rebecca Latta, Ciara McClain, Jacy McClain, Mackenzie McGregor, Cheyenne Reinig, Marissa Stout, Marlee Yeager. Coaches are Cherie Bennett, Tony Bennett, Nikki McGregor and Dwayne Stout.



Basketball

• Rose-Hulman announces 2012-13 schedules — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will play a total of 23 home basketball games between its men’s and women’s squads during the upcoming 2012-13 campaign.

The Engineers will host 12 men’s and 11 women’s home contests this season. The home schedules feature one traditional non-conference rivalry game for each squad. The women’s team will host St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in the annual Clabber Girl Trophy Game on Dec. 11, while the men welcome DePauw on Dec. 17.

2012-13 Rose-Hulman schedules

Men

Nov. 17    vs. Rensselaer Poly ^    9 p.m.

Nov. 18    vs. CalTech or MSOE ^    TBA

Nov. 20    at Carroll    8 p.m.

Nov. 26    at Wabash    7:30 p.m.

Nov. 28    Fontbonne    7:30 p.m.

Dec. 1    Defiance *    3 p.m.

Dec. 5    at Manchester *    7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8    at Bluffton *    3 p.m.

Dec. 12    Millikin    7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15    Hanover *    3 p.m.

Dec. 17    DePauw    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 2    Earlham *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5    at Mount St. Joseph *    5 p.m.

Jan. 9    Anderson *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 12    Transylvania *    3 p.m.

Jan. 16    at Franklin *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19    Bluffton *    3 p.m.

Jan. 23    Manchester *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26    Mount St. Joseph *    3 p.m.

Jan. 30    at Anderson *    7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2    at Transylvania *    3 p.m.

Feb. 6    Franklin *    7:30 p.m.

Feb. 9    at Defiance *    3 p.m.

Feb. 13    at Earlham *    7:30 p.m.

Feb. 16    at Hanover *    3 p.m.

Feb. 22    at HCAC Round 1    TBA

Feb. 23    at HCAC Semifinal    TBA

Feb. 24    at HCAC Title Game    TBA

^ denotes Milwaukee Engineering Tip-off Tournament (Milwaukee, Wis.)

* denotes Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game



Women

Nov. 16    vs. Piedmont ^    8 p.m.

Nov. 17    vs. Spelman or Emory ^    TBA

Nov. 20    at Webster    8 p.m.

Dec. 1    Defiance *    1 p.m.

Dec. 5    Manchester *    7:30 p.m.

Dec. 8     at Bluffton *    1 p.m.

Dec. 11    SMWC    7:30 p.m.

Dec. 15    Hanover *    1 p.m.

Dec. 18    Marian (Ind.    7:30 p.m.

Dec. 29    at DePauw Tournament    TBA

Dec. 30    at DePauw Tournament    TBA

Jan. 2    at Earlham *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 5    at Mount St. Joseph *    3 p.m.

Jan. 9    at Anderson *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 12    Transylvania *    1 p.m.

Jan. 16    Franklin *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 19    Bluffton *    1 p.m.

Jan. 23    at Manchester *    7:30 p.m.

Jan. 26    Mount St. Joseph *    1 p.m.

Jan. 30    Anderson *    7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2    at Transylvania *    1 p.m.

Feb. 6    at Franklin *    7:30 p.m.

Feb. 9    at Defiance *    1 p.m.

Feb. 13    Earlham *    7:30 p.m.

Feb. 16    at Hanover *    1 p.m.

Feb. 22    at HCAC Round 1     TBA

Feb. 23    at HCAC Semifinal     TBA

Feb. 24    at HCAC Final    TBA

^ denotes Emory University Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.)

* denotes Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference game



Baseball

• Junior Legion team unbeaten — Terre Haute’s Post 346 Junior Legion team improved to 6-0 after victories over Mattoon Post 88 and Newburg Post 44 in weekend action.

Post 346 defeated Mattoon 4-3 and 8-1 on Saturday. Newburg was beaten 11-1 on Sunday.

Tennis

• Gonzales wins tournament — Terre Haute’s Ruben Gonzales defeated Joel Kielbowicz of Scottsdale, Ariz. 6-2, 7-6 (10-8) to win the professional Pearson Ford Tournament at the Woodstock Club in Indianapolis on Sunday.