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 Ohio Wesleyan University last weekend.
Junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) claimed HCAC Track Athlete of the Week accolades. Coleman led the Rose-Hulman performance by sweeping the 110- and 400-meter hurdle events in a meet featuring 15 NCAA Division III programs from Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
Coleman ran the second fastest time in school history in both events, highlighted by a mark of 52.69 seconds in the 400 to rank No. 3 nationally. His winning time in the 110-high hurdles was an impressive 14.63, behind only his performance at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Nationals.
Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) was named HCAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week. Evans tied her own school record with the nation's best high jump mark of the 2011 NCAA Division III Indoor or Outdoor season. Evans, the reigning Indoor national champion, cleared 5' 8 1/2" to top her previous best season mark by more than one inch and tie her previous school record.
In addition, Evans brought home a strong third-place effort in the long jump with a leap 16' 8 3/4".
Sophomore Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) recorded a fifth-place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 162' 2". The effort reached Rose-Hulman's all-time top 10 in the event and marked the best throw in the HCAC this season.
Larmore previously recorded the team's top discus mark of the season with a 142' 3" toss at DePauw University last week.
The Engineers return to action at the Rose-Hulman Twilight Meet on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Cook Stadium. The meet will include 15 institutions from five states.