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April 19, 2014

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — • Rose men win — At the William Welch Track Complex. with three first-place finishes, the Rose-Hulman men’s team captured the 12-team Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet team title with 159 total points Friday.

The Engineers edged second-place Washington (St. Louis) (136 points). Greenville was third (127), Wabash placed fourth (97) and Illinois Wesleyan (65) was fifth.

On the women’s side, RHIT finished ninth in the 12-team field with 26.50 points. Illinois Wesleyan captured the women’s team title with 204.33 points, Washington was second (162.33) and Greenville (88.33) placed third.

Rose-Hulman freshman Charles Spaeth helped the Engineers sweep the men’s shot put event, as he won with a throw of 48 feet, 2 feet. Classmate Andrew Okruch placed second (46-5) and senior Andy Hunkeler was third (46-4.25) in the event.

Junior Stuart West held off teammate and runner-up Nathan Catt in the men’s 1,500 meters, as West finished with a time of 4:00.07 and Catt was clocked in at 4:00.87.

The RHIT men’s 4x400 relay team capped the evening with the Engineers’ third title, as the squad of Isaiah Smith, Tyler Duffy, Brendon Mattiuz and Blake Schulthies finished first with a time of 3:21.19.

Austin Schulthies earned the Engineers’ third second-place finish, as his throw of 167-8 earned him runner up in the men’s javelin.

Third-place finishes for the RHIT men included Hunkeler in the hammer throw (160-7), Blake Schulthies and Nathan Green in the pole vault (14-6), David Shumate and Vashon Solomon in the high jump (6-0), Charles Statler in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:33.09) and Blake Schulthies in the 110 hurdles (15.57).

Sophomore Addie Johnson highlighted the women’s performances with her second-place and school-record finish in the 400 hurdles, as she clocked in with a time of 1:06.52. Johnson’s time broke her previous school record set earlier this season by about a second.

Junior Anna Taylor took third in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 12:22.66 — a career best that ranks second in school history — and sophomore Lucinda Combs placed fourth in the women’s javelin with a throw of 107-11, which ranks fourth-best in RHIT program history.

Freshman Ava Paruleski ounded out the women’s top placers with her tied for fifth finish in the high jump, where she cleared 4-11 ∏.

The Engineers’ next stop is the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor championships April 25-26 at Defiance, Ohio.

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Tribune-Star/Bob PoynterOuch: Defending Men's City Chamion Tom Jones reacts to a missed putt on the 6th hole at Rea Park Saturday morning. Jones is seeking his 9th Men's title.

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    A trio of Indiana State basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court as announced by the national organization. Honored from Indiana State were Lucas Eitel, Justin Gant and Jake Kitchell.

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  • Metro roundup: Post 346 rallies past Rockville

    Wayne Newton Post 346 scored a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to get past Rockville 6-3 in an American Legion baseball regional at Terre Haute North on Wednesday.

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  • Metro: Former Miss Softball joins Purdue staff

    Terre Haute North graduate Megan Ciolli Bartlett, the state’s 2001 Miss Softball and a two-time All-American at Notre Dame, is joining the Purdue coaching staff.

    July 21, 2014

  • Metro: ISU graduate Johnson sixth in shot at Monaco

    Indiana State graduate Felisha Johnson competed in her first International Association of Athletics Federations Diamond League track and field meeting Friday, placing sixth in a shot put competition that featured six of the top seven throwers in the world for 2014.

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Tribune-Star/Jim Avelis Records: Near perfect weather contributed to record attendance at racetracks around the state, including the Action Track, seen here.

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It was the Knights' day: Charlotte's Josh Phegley, center, high fives teammates and coaching staff after the Knights defeated the Indianapolis Indians 8-4 on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

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