TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman women's track and field team established seven school records to defeat Denison University, while the men's squad placed third of four teams in the inaugural William Welch Track and Field Invitational on Saturday.
Each of the seven records were set by different individuals to help the women's squad earn a 96-46 win over Denison, including four field event records.
Freshman Britt Hofmann captured the long jump with a school record tying leap of 15' 0". Freshman Janel Belton set a record in the discus with a victorious throw of 114' 9", while winning the shot put with a toss of 32' 0". Sophomore Ashley Bernal won the triple jump with a leap of 32' 5 1/2", before winning the 400-meter dash in 1:02.47. Sophomore Kathleen Stynes capped the field event records with a pole vault title leap of 8' 2".
In running events, freshman Susan Nickol set a record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 13:04.61 and also won the 5,000 meters in 20:38.77. Freshman Katy Evert won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:11.33, and sophomore Mandy Hecker finished second in the 1,500 meters in a school record mark of 4:57.27.
Other individual winners for the Engineer women included senior Emily Dieter (Spencer/Owen Valley) with a javelin throw of 76' 6", and the 4-x-100-meter relay team of Bernal, Hofmann, Stynes and junior Alicia Gehlhausen in a time of 51.61 seconds.