GRINNELL, IOWA -- Junior
Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) became the
second Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student-athlete to
earn three career NCAA Division III National Championships by
winning the high jump at Friday's 2012 Indoor National Meet at
Evans cleared 5' 10 1/2" for a new school record and the
fourth-best jump in NCAA Division III history to win her third
consecutive high jump national championship. Shelby Demos of
Wisconsin-Whitewater also cleared 5' 10 1/2" but had misses on two
previous heights, compared to Evans perfect jumping in the
competition, to capture second place.
The duo outdistanced eight other competitors who cleared 5'
5". Erin Hollinger of Case Western captured third-place
honors with no misses at the height.
Evans became the fifth woman in NCAA Division III history to win
three career high jump national championships and the fourth
female to win three consecutive titles. She also won the 2011
NCAA Division III indoor and outdoor high jump national
Evans decorated career also includes five All-American awards,
including three national championships and two national runner-up
The mathematics and electrical engineering double
major joins javelin national champion Chris
Trapp as the only three-time national champions in Fightin'
Engineer athletic history.
Andrew Schipper holds Rose-Hulman's career record for
All-American honors with six, and Evans now ranks second in school
history with five All-American awards. Senior Sutton
Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) joined Evans as a five-time
All-American with a national runner-up performance in the 60-meter
hurdles on Saturday (
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The decorated Rose-Hulman track and field history
includes 44 All-American awards, eight individual
national championships and eight national runner-up efforts
after this weekend's performances by Coleman and Evans.