News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 13, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: Stockon captures Hurtubise feature

Staff Writer
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Sullivan native Chase Stockon, who now lives in Elizabethtown, led all 30 laps to win the feature race of the Jim Hurtubise Classic for U.S. Auto Club sprint cars Friday night at the Terre Haute Action Track.

Stockon, 24, survived numerous yellow flags and restarts to hold off second-place finisher Robert Ballou and notch his first Action Track feature victory ever and his second USAC feature win of 2012.

Stockon, who started on the outside of the front row, took home $5,000 for his efforts.

Earlier in the night, West Terre Haute’s Braylon Fitzpatrick established a track record in qualifying with a time of 19.28 seconds. Fitzpatrick is only 16 years of age and this was only his third race at the Action Track.

The only serious traffic incident Friday involved Terre Haute driver Brandon Mattox, who flipped in the second turn early in the 30-lap feature. He walked away uninjured.

Additional race details will appear in Sunday’s Tribune-Star.

Cross country

• Mayhew 6th — At Madison, Wis., Indiana University’s Zach Mayhew, a former Terre Haute North High School standout, finished sixth in the men’s race of the Adidas Invitational meet Friday afternoon.

Mayhew helped lead the IU men’s team to a 15th-place finish.

He clocked in at 23 minutes, 31 seconds in the 8K race and just 17 seconds behind him was Andy Bayer in 23rd position (23:48). The Hoosiers tallied 462 points as No. 8-ranked Stanford took home the team title in the 48-team field. Other runners scoring for the IU men were Adam Behnke (124th, 24:24), Robby Nierman (129th, 24:25) and Matt Schwartzer (180th, 24:37).

Other members of Indiana’s program will compete in the Pre-Nationals today at Louisville, Ky.

Volleyball

• Drake 3, Indiana State 1 — At the ISU Arena, Indiana State (3-15, 1-7 MVC) found itself down early and could not battle back as tit fell 3-1 to the Bulldogs of Drake (3-15, 2-6 MVC) Friday on “Think Pink” night.

Seniors Fullenkamp and Doran each recorded a double double for the Sycamores. Fullenkamp had 14 kills and 18 digs, while Doran had 11 kills and 13 digs for ISU.

The Sycamores will return to action today when they host the Bluejays of Creighton at 7 p.m. in the ISU Arena.

• Rose-Hulman 3, Franklin 1 — At Franklin, Rose-Hulman improved to 5-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action with a four-game win over Franklin on Friday night.

Franklin captured the first game 25-19 before the Engineers swept the final three by scores of 25-19, 25-14, 25-23.

Rose (16-7 overall, 5-1 HCAC) will travel to Bluffton on Oct. 20.

• Rose-Hulman 3, Mount St. Joseph 0 — At Cincinnati, Rose-Hulman handed Mount St. Joseph its first HCAC loss of the season Thursday night, winning three close games by scores of 28-26, 29-27 and 26-24.

Anna Lewer had 13 kills and 11 digs for Rose, while Casey Levitt added 10 kills and eight digs. Kira Boswell had 23 assists and Sarah Jensen 18 assists plus seven kills.

Kate Dangel led the defensive effort with 15 digs.