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February 26, 2014

Metro roundup: Indiana State’s Swift, Rudolph, Wise honored by MVC

TERRE HAUTE — For seven consecutive, the Indiana State track and field team has had at least one athlete named to the Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week award.

This week, the league office announced that senior Greggmar Swift, as well as sophomores Kimyanna Rudolph and Katie Wise. were honored as the recipients for their efforts this past weekend at Eastern Illinois and Notre Dame.

This was Swift’s sixth honor of the season. Swift finished third in a time of 7.78 seconds after a 7.75-second clocking in prelims.

Wise earned her fifth honor of the 2013-2014 season after she won the 60 dash in a time of 7.39, but blazed a 7.36-second clocking in the preliminary round for her personal best as a Sycamore. Her time ranks her 22nd nationally.

Rudolph became the seventh athlete to receive this honor this year. She cleared 13 feet, 8 1/4 inches in the pole vault to win the Eastern Illinois Friday Night Special. She now ranks 21st nationally and first in the MVC, where she is the defending champion.

The Sycamores will head to Cedar Falls, Iowa, for the 2014 MVC indoor championships Saturday and Sunday.

In other track news:

Angie Lansing named to NCAA T&F committee — Indiana State senior woman administrator and business manager Angie Lansing was named to the NCAA Division I Track and Field Committee on Tuesday. Lansing will serve from September 2014 to September 2018.

“Track and Field has always played a big role in my life, and I am excited to be able to serve our student-athletes and coaches across the country. I’m looking forward to using the administration experience I’ve gained at Indiana State towards my membership on the committee,” Lansing said in an ISU press release.

Cole, Rose athletes honored — Rose-Hulman student-athletes combined for three first-team and nine second-team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for the indoor season, according to results released Tuesday by the league office.

Also, Rose’s Larry Cole received his 13th career conference Coach of the Year award and his 11th in the HCAC after leading the men’s team to its fourth straight indoor league title. Members of the coaching staff include distance coach Geoff Wayton, throws coach Christy Sherman and volunteer assistants Liz Evans and Jake Isaacson.

First-team all-HCAC honorees for indoor track included two men’s conference champions and one women’s honoree.

On the men’s side, freshman Nathan Green won the pole vault with a leap of 14 feet, 5 1/2 inches, and freshman Andrew Okruch earned top honors in the shot put with a throw of 50-9 1/4 that ranks fourth in school history.

On the women’s side, senior Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery won two distance events. Montgomery claimed the mile with a time of 5:14.17 and won the 3,000-meter run with a conference record mark of 10:13.94.

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