TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior
Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) and junior
Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) have been chosen
to compete in the 2012 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field
National Championships starting Friday at Grinnell College in
Both Coleman and Evans have earned the No. 2 national seed in
their respective events entering this week's
championships. Coleman stands No. 2 nationally in the
60-meter high hurdles with a school record time of 8.07 seconds,
while Evans holds the No. 2 spot in the high jump with a leap of 5'
10" that is also a school record and one of the top five Division
III marks in NCAA history.
Evans opens the week by competing in the finals of the women's
high jump at 4:30 p.m. Central Time on Friday. Coleman will
compete in the 60-meter hurdles preliminaries at 5:35 p.m. Central
Time on Friday, with the 60-meter hurdles finals scheduled
for 3:55 p.m. Central Time on Saturday.
Coleman has recorded four All-American honors in his Rose-Hulman
track and field career entering the 2012 Indoor
Championships. His finishes include fourth in the outdoor
400-intermediate hurdles (2011), sixth in the indoor 55-meter
hurdles in 2011, eighth in the 110-hurdles (2011) and eighth
in the outdoor 400-hurdles (2009).
Evans, also a four-time All-American, earned the 2011 NCAA
Division III Indoor and Outdoor National Championships in the
high jump to become the eighth student-athlete to sweep the NCAA
Division III Indoor and Outdoor high jump national titles in the
Evans has two career first-place finishes and two national
runner-up honors in four previous appearances in NCAA National
Championship meets. She has joined three-time javelin
national champion Chris Trapp and two-time pole
vault national champion Ryan Loftus as the only multiple
national champions in Fightin' Engineer athletic history.
The decorated Rose-Hulman track and field history
includes 42 All-American awards, seven individual national
championships and seven national runner-up efforts entering the
2012 NCAA Indoor Championships.