Liz Evans Ties NCAA D-III High Jump National Record

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evansTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) made history by tying the NCAA Division III all-time record in the outdoor high jump on Saturday.

Evans tied a 14-year national record by clearing 5' 11 1/4" to match the mark set by Kristy Laramee of Middlebury and Maria Megnin of Hartwick at the 1999 NCAA Division III National Championships.

For her efforts, Evans was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association National Athlete of the Week.

The four-time national champion and seven-time All-American also has the sixth-best high jump mark in NCAA Division III indoor history at 5' 10 1/2" at the 2012 national championships.  Evans has placed first at the NCAA Division III nationals four times, second twice and third once.

The two-time Capital One Academic All-American is a double major in mathematics and electrical engineering at Rose-Hulman.  She helped Rose-Hulman win the Early Bird Invitational by winning the high jump, long jump and 100-meter dash on Saturday.