BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology student-athletes combined for one school record and
three strong NCAA caliber performances at Indiana University on
Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) led
the effort with an NCAA Division III automatic qualification and
runner-up performance in the women's high jump. Evans reached
the NCAA automatic height of 5' 7 1/4" to place second behind only
a vaulter from Indiana University.
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of sophomore Brent Austgen
(Cedar Lake/Hanover Central), senior Paul Bouagnon
(St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central), sophomore
Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark)
and junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) ran the
fifth-ranked time in NCAA Division III this season with a winning
effort of 3:15.21. The mark drops the school record by more
than two seconds and puts Rose-Hulman into provisional status in a
men's sprint relay event for the first time.
Coleman ran the sixth best time in the NCAA Division III
110-meter high hurdles this season to place sixth against Division
I competition. Coleman was the only non-Division I finalist
and ran the second best time of his career with an NCAA
provisional mark of 14.59 seconds.
Senior Derek Bischak (Angola) snapped a 29-year
old school record with a 1,500-meter time of 3:54.87 to place
second overall. Bischak broke the record previously
established by cross country All-American Mike O'Brien in 1982.
Other competitors on the day included sophomore Collin
Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) with a 12th place in
the pole vault (14-11); sophomore Greg Larmore (Deerfield,
Ill.) with a 14th place in the hammer throw
(152-5); freshman Andrew Thompson (Mundelein,
Ill./Vernon Hills) with a 15th in the 1,500-meter run
(4:08.05); and sophomore Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) with a 16th place and heat
victory in the 800-meters (2:19.23).
Selected individuals will return to action next weekend at the
University of Louisville.
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