TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will host the 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference outdoor track and field championships on Friday and Saturday at the William Welch Track and Field Complex.
Rose-Hulman has won 18 consecutive HCAC men's track and field championships (10 outdoor, 8 indoor) dating back to 2008. The women's squad seeks its first outdoor team conference title in school history this weekend, after winning the 2018 indoor title.
Both Fightin' Engineer squads are regionally ranked heading into the HCAC Championships. The men's squad is ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region, and the women hold the No. 15 position. The Fightin' Engineers concluded the 2018 regular season with a dual meet record of 47-3 on the men's side and 28-13 on the women's side.
Five Rose-Hulman student-athletes currently rank in the NCAA Division III top 25 in their top event. Top 25 honorees include Josh Himes (#12 in the shot put); Jaclyn Setina (#12 in the women's high jump); Nick Palmer (#18 in the pole vault); Nathan Schrader (#19 in the javelin); and Eric Fiacable (#21 in the hammer).
Rose-Hulman returning men's conference champions from the 2017 outdoor season include John Evans (4-x-400 relay); Eric Fiacable (hammer); Josh Hennig (4-x-400 relay); Josh Himes (discus and shot put); Aaron Lannoy (800); and Trey Sykes (triple jump). On the women's side, returning women's conference champions from the 2017 outdoor season include Camille Blaisdell (3,000-meter steeplechase); Gabi Razma (triple jump); and 2018 indoor All-American Jaclyn Setina (high jump).
The two-day meet includes all 10 HCAC institutions and begins at 3 p.m. on Friday. The javelin begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, with remaining events starting at 11 a.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for non-HCAC students, and free for HCAC students, faculty and staff.