News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 26, 2014

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

Staff report
The Tribune-Star

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.

Men’s basketball

Rose opponent set — Rose-Hulman will open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament play Friday against No. 4-seeded Mount St. Joseph, which was a 75-54 winner against Transylvania on Tuesday.

As the regular-season champions, the Engineers will host the rest of the conference tournament Friday and Saturday in Hulbert Arena.

HCAC tournament


6 p.m. — No. 3 Hanover vs. No. 2 Defiance

8 p.m. — No. 4 Mount St. Joseph vs. No. 1 Rose-Hulman


7 p.m. — championship game

Women’s basketball

Cincinnati-Clermont 80, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College 62 — At Cincinnati, the Pomeroys closed out their season Monday with a road loss despite a record-setting performance by Ja’Breena Gardner.

Gardner, who led SMWC with 16 points and also contributed eight rebounds, had seven steals Monday to extend her own school record to 106. The previous mark had been 94.

Chelsea Weaver, Hailee Rittinger and Madeline Pea played their final game for SMWC, which finished the season 8-16.

Middle school basketball

Championship games on Thursday — The Vigo County sixth- and seventh-grade girls championships will be played Thursday at West Vigo High School.

On Tuesday, Woodrow Wilson’s sixth-grade team defeated Sarah Scott 40-24. Honey Creek’s seventh-grade team defeated Sarah Scott 38-11.

Vigo County girls championships

Tuesday’s games

Sixth grade — Woodrow Wilson 40 (Perrelle 14), Sarah Scott 24; Otter Creek 30 (Thompson 8), West Vigo 8 (Hawkins 4).

Seventh grade — Honey Creek 38 (Roshel 10), Sarah Scott 11 (Chapman 9); Otter Creek vs. West Vigo (score not reported before deadline).

Thursday at West Vigo High School

Sixth grade

6 p.m. — Woodrow Wilson vs. Otter Creek

Seventh grade

Approximately 7:30 — Honey Creek vs. Otter Creek or West Vigo