TERRE HAUTE —
Indiana State’s men’s team moved up one notch while the Sycamore women remained the same in the Great Lakes Region cross country rankings released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The Sycamore men moved up to 11th following a dominating performance at the Bradley Open last Friday. Despite an outstanding performance against three powerhouses from the Midwest Region, the Indiana State women remained 12th in the Great Lakes Region.
Indiana State will host the 2012 Indiana Intercollegiates at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
• Engineers take two conference awards — Two Rose-Hulman student-athletes earned Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors in results released Monday by the league office.
Freshman Aaron Abbott was named the Offensive Player of the Week in football, while Kate Dangel earned her second consecutive Defensive Player of the Week honor in volleyball.
Abbott scored two touchdowns in Rose-Hulman’s 49-21 loss at Centre on Saturday. He hauled in nine passes for 100 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 36 yards and another score. Rose-Hulman is 0-2 and opens its HCAC schedule at Defiance this Saturday.
Dangel recorded 99 digs in five matches to help pace the Engineers as part of a hectic week. Currently she ranks second in the HCAC in digs per set at 4.86 with 170 digs in 35 sets.
The Engineer volleyball team is 6-3 and returns to action Friday and Saturday at the DePauw Invitational.
• History, shutouts earn honors — The first hole-in-one in the history of Rose-Hulman women’s golf and a pair of soccer shutouts helped Deanne De Keizer and Drew Miller earn the Exchange Club of Terre Haute’s Athlete of the Week Award. Both will be recognized during today’s club meeting at the Holiday Inn.
De Keizer aced the 141-yard 17th hole on a one-bounce iron shot Saturday while competing in the Hanover Invitational at the Sunrise Golf Course at Madison. She finished 12th overall in the tournament with career-best scores of 85 and 86. She leads the Engineers in scoring average at 86.9 after two tournaments.
Miller helped Rose-Hulman beat Wabash 1-0 and tie 18th-ranked DePauw 0-0. He had seven saves in the matches and now has 27 for the season.
The two shutouts lowered his goals-against average to 0.90. He was fifth nationally last year with a 12-1 record and a 0.46 GAA for a team that reached the NCAA tournament.
• Engle leads Pomeroys — At Madison, Sloane Engle set a school record with a two-day total of 162 as St. Mary-of-the-Woods finished fourth at the Hanover Invitational that ended Sunday.
Engle had rounds of 82 and 80, while other SMWC scores were an 82-86-168 by Kelsey Fuqua, a 93-85-178 by Katelyn Gosnell, a 97-93-190 for Morgan Patterson and a 99-104-203 for Abby Abel.
Earlier this season, Fuqua and Engle tied for medalist honors by shooting 79s at the Indiana East Invitational. Fuqua won a two-hole playoff for top honors.
• Flyers lose, tie — At Evansville, the Terre Haute Flyers U12 girls lost to a team from southern Illinois and tied a Louisville team 3-3 in two matches played Saturday.
Sarah Chatman, Orian Roshel and Elizabeth Humphrey had the goals in the Louisville match, which included strong play in goal by Megan Benefiel. Louisville scored in the final two minutes for the tie.
• Gilpin wins 100 — At Putnamville, Devin Gilpin was one of the feature winners in Saturday’s racing at Lincoln Park Speedway.
Gilpin won the Patriot 100 for UMP modifieds while Coleman Gulick, Nick Drake and Tyler Courtney were winners in King of Non-Wing Sprints A-mains. Other winners were Cullen Goodman in super stocks and C.J. Bryan in bombers.
Final points racing is slated this week.
B-main winners — Kyle Cummins, Dakota Jackson, Kent Christian.
A-main 1 — Coleman Gulick, Casey Shuman, Thomas Meseraull, Jeff Bland Jr., Cummins, Chase Briscoe, A.J. Hopkins, Brady Short, Brent Beauchamp, Braylon Fitzpatrick, Jon Sciscoe, Jackson, Christian, Chris Gurley, Bub Cummings.
A-main 2 — Nick Drake, Ethan Barrow, James Bradshaw, Brian Lake, Daylan Chambers, Garrett Abrams, Danny Harris, Matt Thompson, Rod Henning Dwayne Spille.
A-man 3 — Tyler Courtney, Shawn Krockenberger, Brandon Mattox, Chris Phillips, Jarett Andretti, Daren Krockenberger, Randy Hickey, Jeremy Giles, Shawn Miller, Logan Hupp.
Feature — Devin Gilpin, Jesse Cramer, Trent Young, Dave Beck, Nate Zimmer, Clint DeMoss, Scott Orr, Todd Sherman, Randy Lines, Joey Cramer, Levi Kissinger, Bradley Sterrett, Tyler Weiss, Paul Bumgardner, Paul Miles.
Feature — Cullen Goodman, Steve Peeden, Slick Griffin, Kenny Carmichael Jr., Kenny Carmichael, Doug McCullough, Mike Staggs, Troy Clark, Kyle Laughlin, J.R. Watkins.
Feature — C.J. Bryan, Marlin Burns, Josh Foxworthy, Tim Wright, David Bumgardner, Scott Tidwell, David Wallen, Kevin Kemp, Frank Cotton, Jeff Cast.
• Bacon wins one — At West Memphis, Ark., Brady Bacon was the feature winner in U.S. Auto Club sprint car racing Saturday at Riverside International Speedway.
Bacon was fast qualifier and led the final 18 laps of the 40-lap main event to win his first USAC feature of the year. Bryan Clauson took second and Hunter Schuerenberg, who led the first 22 turns, was third.
Dave Darland placed 10th and is the leader in the sprint car point totals going into Saturday’s race at Tri-State Speedway at Haubstadt. Chase Stockon took seventh and is ninth in the point totals.
Rain halted Friday’s racing at the track following qualifications and two heat races.
Fast qualifier — Brady Bacon.
Heat winners — Dale Howard, Jerod Roller, Tim Crawley, Cody Brewer, Dave Darland (B-main).
Feature — Bacon, Bryan Clauson, Hunter Schuerenberg, Anthony Nicholson, Robert Ballou, Zach Pringle, Chase Stockon, Jerry Coons Jr., Crawley, Darland, Chris Windom, Damion Gardner, Brad Bowden, Roller, Brewer.
USAC sprint point leaders — Darland 1,678, Jon Stanbrough 1,663, Clauson 1,618, Levi Jones 1,615, Hines , 1,455, Gardner 1,439, Schuerenberg 1,365, Ballou 1,343, Stockon 1,340, Kevin Thomas Jr. 1,296.