TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
recorded three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Track and
Field Athlete of the Week award winners after a strong meet
at Bellarmine University last weekend.
Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont)
claimed HCAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week accolades.
Clauser placed second in the 800-meter run at the
Bellarmine University Invitational on Saturday.
Clauser recorded a time of 2:19.1 to earn the runner-up spot
against NCAA Division II competition. She has recorded
the team's top time this season in the 400-meter dash and the
800-meter run, and has also set a new school record in the
400-meter hurdles this season.
Junior Sutton Coleman
(Lebanon, Va.) claimed HCAC Men's Track Athlete of
the Week accolades. Coleman provisionally qualified for his
third event at the 2011 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field
Championships by winning the 400-meter dash
Coleman's time of 48.33 seconds ranks No. 7 nationally this
season and No. 3 in Rose-Hulman school history. The effort
also marked the third NCAA provisional qualification effort for
Coleman this spring (110 hurdles, 400 hurdles).
Sophomore Liz Evans
(Bicknell/North Knox) was named HCAC Women's Field Athlete
of the Week. Evans led the Engineers with three top-three
finishes in field events at Bellarmine.
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.
Including these three weekly awards, Rose-Hulman leads the HCAC
with 18 track and field Athlete of the Week awards in 2011.
The Engineers return to action at the Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Hanover
College on Friday and Saturday. Rose-Hulman swept the HCAC
Men's and Women's Indoor Championships at Anderson in