Women's Track & Field Picked as Favorites to Win HCAC Outdoor Title

Women's Track & Field Picked as Favorites to Win HCAC Outdoor Title

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has been picked to win the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women's outdoor track and field championships this season, in results released by the league office on Wednesday.

The Rose-Hulman women won the 2018 HCAC Outdoor Championship for the first outdoor team championship in Fightin' Engineer history.  The women's squad enters the 2019 outdoor season with two consecutive indoor championships and the latest outdoor team title.

The women's squad won six individual championships and Lauren London set five school records to propel the team to the HCAC indoor team title in February.  London set school records to win the 60-meter hurdles (9.14 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (26.25).  She established conference meet records to sweep both the long jump (18' 0 1/4") and the triple jump (37' 3"), with the triple jump performance also breaking an Engineer record. 

Rose-Hulman also won the 4-x-200 meter relay (London, Mary-Helen ShombaTina Rogers and Adekite Oladipupoand the 4-x-400 meter relay (Kristin EastDara SmithClare Bruns and Rogers) at the HCAC Indoor Championships.

For their efforts, the Fightin' Engineer women ended the 2019 season ranked No. 8 in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region rankings.  The team opens the 2019 outdoor season at the Rose-Hulman Early Bird Invitational on Saturday at Cook Stadium.

2019 HCAC WOMEN'S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD POLL

  1. Rose-Hulman 98 (8)
  2. Hanover 86 (1)
  3. Manchester 79 (1)
  4. Earlham 73
  5. Bluffton 59
  6. Transylvania 49
  7. Mount St. Joseph 33
  8. Anderson 31
  9. Defiance 21   
    Franklin 21