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
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
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
Rose-Hulman returns to action with selected individuals
competing at Denison University on Friday.