LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology combined for 12 top-five performances at the Bellarmine University Track and Field Invitational in the team's final tune-up for next week's Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships.
Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) led the Engineers with three top-three finishes in field events. Evans won the high jump with a leap of 5' 4 1/2", placed second in the long jump with a school record tying leap of 17' 1 1/4", and finished third in the triple jump with a mark of 34' 3" that ranks second in school history.
Junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) pitched in with the third-fastest 400-meter dash in school history to win the event. Coleman completed the event in a time of 48.33 seconds to reach NCAA Division III provisional national qualification status and rank No. 7 in the nation this season.
Sophomore Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) (pictured) placed second in the men's pole vault with a career-best leap of 15' 5". Sophomore Chris Good (Bloomington/Edgewood) added a second-place finish in the men's high jump with a leap of 6' 2".
On the women's side, sophomore Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) placed second in the 800-meters with an unofficial time of 2:19.1. Freshman Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin County) completed a strong high jump effort with third in the women's competition and a mark of 5' 0 1/2".
The women's 4-x-100 meter relay team of sophomore Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian), Cox, sophomore Abby Sowers (Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and Evans contributed a third place with a time of 51.38 seconds.
Fourth-place finishers included senior Tyler Kreipke (Zionsville) with a career-best mark in the 1,500-meter run (3:58.77) and sophomore Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) with a 400-meter mark of 50.17 seconds.
The final top-five performance involved the men's 4-x-100 meter relay team of junior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North), senior Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central), sophomore Michael Johnson (Indianapolis/Franklin Central) and graduate student Calvin Bueltel (Huntingburg/Southridge) with a fifth place and a season-best mark of 43.05 seconds.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships next Friday and Saturday at Hanover College.