Schultheis Sets Record With Career-Best Heptathlon; But Is It Good Enough For NCAA Indoor Nationals?


ADA, OH (NNDC) – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned a pair of first-place finishes at the Ohio Northern University “Last Chance Meet” this past Saturday afternoon.

Senior Blake Schulthies, a graduate of Northeast Dubois High School, scored a career-high 4,741 points in the heptathlon to lead the individual performances. Schulthies set a Rose-Hulman all-time top-five time in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.11 seconds.

His top heptathlon marks include 844 points in the 60-meter dash; 804 points for a time if 8.74 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles; and 702 points for clearing 14′ 1 1/4″ in the pole vault. The event also included the 1,000-meter run, high jump, long jump and shot put.

Freshman Jaclyn Setina also captured first-place honors in the women’s high jump with a mark of 5′ 3″.

Other top-five finishers for Rose-Hulman included Andrew Okruch with a fourth-place effort in the shot put (50′ 1 3/4″); Charles Spaeth with a fifth place in the shot put (49′ 3″); and Gabi Razma in the women’s triple jump (34′ 5″).

Rose-Hulman’s competition team also included Brendon Mattiuz with a seventh place in the 800 meters (1:57.05); senior Zac Erba with a 10th in the weight throw (51′ 5 3/4″); and Okruch with a 14th in the weight throw (42′ 9″).

Rose-Hulman will learn whether any individuals have qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships. Invites from the NCAA are expected this week.

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