Men's Track & Field Moves Into National Top 20

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team has moved up three spots to No. 20 nationally in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III weekly poll released today.

The National Team Rankings use a formula assigning points for nationally ranked marks for events contested in the upcoming championships. 

Rose-Hulman has recorded five marks that rank in the national top 25 this season, including four for the men's squad.  Four-time All-American Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) ranks fourth nationally in the 60-meter hurdles with a converted time of 8.27 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles.  Junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) stands 11th in the pole vault with a leap of 15' 5".

Other top 25 marks include Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) in the 60-meter dash (7.01 seconds) and the 4-x-400 meter relay team of Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central), Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) and Coleman with the 25th ranked time of 3:27.71.

Sophomore two-time national champion Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) also ranks No. 2 nationally this season with a high jump leap of 5' 10" to pace the women's effort.

Rose-Hulman hosts 12 teams from seven states in the Engineer Invitational this Saturday at 12:30 at the Sports and Recreation Center.