4-x-400 Meter Relay Team Earns HCAC Honors

4-x400TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's 4-x-400 meter relay team captured Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Runner of the Week honors for their efforts at the Engineer Twilight Meet on Friday.

The tandem of (pictured L to R) 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 a historic time of 3:17.50 in the effort.  The time established a new Rose-Hulman school record and a Cook Stadium mark.

The 4-x-400 relay mark also ranks No. 7 nationally so far this season and stands as the top time in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference this spring.

The effort helped the Rose-Hulman men's team place second in the Engineer Twilight Meet.  Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Bellarmine Invitational this Saturday, with throwing event competitors scheduled to compete at the Pacesetter Invitational at Indiana State.