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January 18, 2014

ISU track wins Coughlan-Malloy Cup again

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State set four facility records on a Friday night when its men and women came together for a victory to take home the Coughlan-Malloy Cup by a score of 181.5-88.5 over Illinois State in the Terre Haute Double Dual track and field meet inside Rose-Hulman’s Sports and Recreation Center.

For the Sycamores, this was their eighth straight Coughlan-Malloy Cup and ninth of the last 10 in the series.

SRC records and meet triumphs were posted by junior Carmelia Stewart (women’s 60-meter hurdles in 8.71 seconds), senior Greggmar Swift (men’s 60 hurdles in 7.69), sophomore Katie Wise (women’s 60 meters in 7.42) and sophomore John Mascari (men’s 3,000  in 8:09.36).

“I think we had a great day today,” ISU men’s coach John McNichols said. “It was nice to get back into competition after our vacation and the last couple weeks of training.”

Senior Mary Theisen had a double victory in the women’s shot put and weight throw to contribute to the ISU victory.

The Sycamore women beat the Redbirds 88.5-56.5 to earn their second victory over their MVC rivals this season.

“It was a stressful meet at points, but I think we ended up on a great note,” ISU women’s coach Angela Martin said. “We had some great personal bests by the team and had some great fighting efforts.”

The ISU men beat Illinois State 93-52, thanks to 11 individual victories by the Sycamores.

Sycamore winners included junior Byron Ferrell, who cleared 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches in the pole vault; sophomore Brett Wehmiller, who led a one-two finish in the high jump as he and teammate Robert Webb each cleared 6 feet 5 inches; freshman Devyn Mikell, who led a one-two-three finish in the long jump and earned a victory in the triple jump at 44-4.

Freshman David Timlin started a string of victories on the track as he had a great finishing kick to win the mile in 4:15.50. The hurdlers kept the rally going as they swpt the first four spots led by Swift. Seniors Max Tuttle and Kevin Piraino finished one-two in the 400 in 49.36 and 50.04 in another dominant effort.

The momentum never slowed down from there as the Sycamores went one-two-three in the 60, led by senior Keith Housley in 6.93. Housley teamed up with junior Arqeil Shaw to go one-two in the 200 with Shaw winning in 23.43, Housley went 22.44. Mascari dominated the 3,000 and the 4 x 400 relay team brought it home with the final victory being won in 3:18.77.

The Sycamores will head to Madison, Wis., for the Badger Invitational next weekend.

In the Division III portion of the meet Friday, Rose-Hulman won 13 men’s and five women’s events to defeat Manchester.

The Engineers defeated Manchester 102-31 on the men’s side, while the visiting Spartans topped Rose-Hulman 69-44 on the women’s side.

Rose distance runners set two school records to highlight the performance. Senior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery topped both NCAA Division I and Division III runners to set a school record in the mile (5:05.80). Senior Andrew Thompson added a school record to win the DIII 3,000-meter run (8:35.33).

Continuing with the men, senior Philip Koranteng and junior Austin Schulthies led the way with two individual victories. Koranteng won the 60 hurdles (8.53) and added a 200 victory (23.42). Schulthies won the long jump (20-8) and the high jump (6-3 1/4).

Senior Andy Hunkeler added the third-best weight-throw performance in Rose-Hulman history (53-6 1/2) to win the event. Freshman Charles Spaeth helped the Engineers sweep the throwing events by winning the shot put (44-4 3/4).

Other men’s field-event winners included junior Dimitrios Valioulis in the triple jump (41-8 3/4) and sophomore Eric Downing in the pole vault (13-6 1/2).

Other running winners included freshman Adam Wilson in the 60 (7.31); and freshman Brendon Mattiuz in the 800 (1:59.83); senior Stuart West in the mile (4:23.75). Rose’s 4-x-400 relay team of junior Blake Schulthies, freshman Isaiah Smith, sophomore Thomas McGuire and junior Jake Kelley capped the night with a win in 3:31.57.

On the women’s side, freshman Christine Harper  led the way with two individual event wins. She won the long jump (15-6 1/4) and the 200 (28.27).

Sophomore Sheldan Falls of Mecca earned top honors in the 60 (8.86 seconds) and sophomore Addie Johnson rounded out the winners by capturing the 400 (1:02.12).

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