Bischak, Evans Perform Well at North Central

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746-evans-bischakNAPERVILLE, ILL. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athletes recorded two strong individual performances at the North Central Gregory Invitational on Friday.

Senior Derek Bischak (Angola) smashed his own school record in the 1,500-meter run by nearly three seconds with a time of 3:50.76 to place fourth overall in a nationally ranked field.  The effort ranks No. 10 nationally entering today's final meets across the country.

Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) reached the NCAA Division III automatic national qualification mark for the fourth time this season to earn the women's high jump victory.  Evans cleared 5' 7 3/4" with the winning effort and will enter the NCAA Division III Outdoor Nationals with the top mark in the nation this season.

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 Coleman narrowly missed the NCAA provisional mark with a time of 3:16.51.  The Fightin' Engineers will hope their previous time of as 3:15.21 will qualify for next week's NCAA Division III National Championships.