TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed 16 individuals on the
2011 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Indoor Track and
Field team, including seven major award winners, in results
released today by the league office.
The awards come following a meet that featured
Rose-Hulman winning its fourth consecutive Heartland Collegiate
Athletic Conference Men's Championship, matching the longest
consecutive league title streak in a sport at the college since
men's track and field accomplished the feat in
Senior Paul Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington
Central) was named HCAC Most Outstanding Male Track
Athlete award. Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North
Knox) claimed the HCAC Most Outstanding Female Field
Athlete honor. Head coach Larry Cole was
also named HCAC Men's Track and Field Coach of the Year.
Bouagnon set a conference record performance in the
400-meter dash, helped the 4-x-100 and 4-x-400 meter relay teams
sweep title honors, and finished second in the 200-meters.
Bouagnon provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III National
Championships with his 400 time of 48.44 seconds that ranks fourth
in school history. His 200-meter effort was 22.40
three individual events and helped the 4-x-100 meter relay team
capture top honors to highlight the women's effort.
Evans established conference records in the
high jump (5' 7 1/4") and the long jump (17' 3 1/4") with a
performance that also set a Rose-Hulman school record. She
added the triple jump title with a leap of 34' 5 1/2" that ranked
second in school history. Her high jump mark also reached the
NCAA Division III automatic qualification standard for the second
time this season.
Cole claimed his fourth straight HCAC
Outdoor Coach of the Year award after leading the team to a
conference championship. Assistant coaches included
Matthew Cole (jumps and hurdles), Christy
Sherman (throwing events) and Adriane
Wunderlich (distance events).
Nine additional men's track and field
standouts were named all-conference after winning
events. Junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon,
Va.) led the individual effort with two conference titles
and one runner-up mark. Coleman won the 110-hurdles in 15.12
seconds and the 400-hurdles in 53.57. He also placed second
in the triple jump with a mark of 44' 4 1/4".
The Engineers also swept the 4-x-100 and 4-x-400 meter relay
events in a strong sprinting performance. The team of junior
Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence Central),
Bouagnon, sophomore Michael Johnson (Indianapolis/Franklin
Central) and graduate student Calvin Bueltel
(Huntingburg/Southridge) won the 4-x-100 in a season best
time of 42.93.
The 4-x-400 meter team of Coleman, sophomore Tyler
Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), sophomore
Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central) and
Bouagnon capped the meet with a time of 3:21.51.
Junior Micah Aldrich
added a win in the 3,000-steeplechase with a time of 9:21.23
that reached NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship
qualification and also marked a school record by eight
Senior Derek Bischak
(Angola) rounded out the running event winners with a
career best mark of 3:56.78 in the 1,500-meter run that ranks
second in school history and also set a new conference
Sophomore Greg Larmore (Deerfield,
Ill.) added the final victory in the hammer throw with the
fifth-best mark in Rose-Hulman history (167' 6").
The women's 4-x-100 meter relay team of
sophomore Gloria Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant
Christian), freshman Erin Cox (West
Harrison/Franklin County), sophomore Abby Sowers
(Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and Evans also claimed
all-league honors after setting a school record in their winning
Sophomore Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) rounded out the honorees from
the conference office by earning honorable mention all-league
accolades. Her 16-point effort included runner-up finishes in
the 400- and 800-meter running events.