TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 15 nationally and No. 1 in the Great Lakes Region in the final regular season rankings by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, released today.
The NCAA Division III Track and Field Team Dual Meetings Rankings list Rose-Hulman 15th overall with 135.73 points. The Engineers also remained the No. 1 ranked team in the Great Lakes Region.
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 Outdoor National Championships and assigns a numerical value based upon the quality of the mark.
Four Fightin' Engineers have automatically or provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships to be held in Columbus, Ohio in March.
Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) recorded the nation's best women's high jump leap of 5' 7 3/4" at the Engineer Invitational in January to become an automatic qualifier.
Provisional qualification marks were earned by senior Derek Bischak (Angola) in both the mile and 800-meter runs, junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) in the 55-meter high hurdles, and junior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North). Coleman holds the ninth-best time with his school record performance of 7.68 seconds in the 55 hurdles. Bischak ranks 15th nationally in the mile run with an effort of 4:13.84 and also in the 800 meters at 1:54.56. Edwards stands 15th nationally in the 55-meter dash with a school record time of 6.46 seconds.
Rose-Hulman returns to action with selected individuals competing at Denison University on Friday.