TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Nick Palmer has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week after his performance at the Engineer Invitational last weekend.
Palmer recorded the No. 14 ranked pole vault mark in NCAA Division III this season with a leap of 15' 5 3/4" on Friday night. The mark ranks No. 1 in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region and also No. 1 in the HCAC so far this winter.
Palmer has tallied four HCAC runner-up finishes in the pole vault in his career and is a 5-time USTFCCCA All-Region award winner in his career.
Palmer and the Fightin' Engineers travel to DePauw on Friday and Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday.