TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) recorded two historic performances to lead the Fightin' Engineer effort at Purdue University on Saturday.
Coleman recorded a school record time of 14.49 seconds in the 110-meter high hurdles to rank first nationally this season in NCAA Division III. The effort placed third in a field filled with NCAA Division I runners.
In the 200-meter dash, Coleman narrowly missed a school record with a time of 22.08 seconds. The school record mark of 22.06 seconds is held by four-time All-American Phil Reksel, who was in attendance at Saturday's meet.
Junior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) narrowly missed her own school record with a long jump leap of 17' 2" to place third in the primarily Division I field.
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of freshman Blake Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois), junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) and Coleman added a time of 3:22.49 to cap the third-place finishes.
Rose-Hulman also compiled four fifth-place performances on the afternoon. Junior Andrew Daw (Klamath Falls, Ore./Mazama) tossed the javelin 151' 2", junior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) added a discus throw of 148' 1"; and junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) contributed a pole vault leap of 15' 1".
The 4-x-400 meter relay team rounded out the top-five efforts with a time of 3:30.69. Team members included sophomore Charles Phillips (Batavia, Ill.), freshman Jake Kelley (Tecumseh, Mich.), freshman Sam Hojnacki (La Porte) and sophomore Nathan Catt (Greenwood/Center Grove).
In addition, junior Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian) established a new school record in the women's 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.20 seconds.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the DePauw University Invitational next Saturday.