Coleman, Evans, Clauser Earn HCAC Weekly Honors

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.

Clauser-HeadshotSophomore 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.

Coleman-headshotJunior 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 at Bellarmine. 

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).

Evans-HeadshotSophomore 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 February.