Men's Track & Field Ranked No. 11 Nationally

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TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 11 nationally and No. 3 in the Great Lakes Region in two NCAA Division III Track and Field polls released today.

The men's track and field team stands No. 11 nationally in the United States Track & Field & Cross Country Association Dual Meet Rankings.  The USTFCCA uses a criteria that evaluates the top two performances in each event that is conducted at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Indoor National Championships and assigns a numerical value based upon the quality of the mark to determine the dual meet rankings.

Rose-Hulman has tallied 135.00 points in the Dual Meet Rankings to stand just outside the national top 10.  According to the rankings, the five top performances for the Fightin' Engineers have been junior Stuart West (La Porte) in the mile (4:20.02); senior Andrew Thompson (Mundelein, Ill./Vernon Hills) in the 3,000-meters (8:35.33) and the mile (4:24.92); freshman Brandon Mattiuz (Fishers) in the 800-meters (1:59.37); and the men's 4-x-400 meter relay from last Friday night (3:28.54).

In addition, the USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings have Rose-Hulman at the No. 3 position, behind only Mount Union and Wabash.  The computer rankings are based upon individual marks that rank among the national elite.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the 11th Engineer Invitational, featuring eight schools from five states, on Saturday at the Sports and Recreation Center.