TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology men's track and field team has been ranked No.
23 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country
Coaches Association Division III preseason poll
The National Team Rankings use a formula assigning points
for nationally ranked marks for events contested in the
The men's and women's track and field teams open the 2011 season
on Saturday at Illinois Wesleyan University. Rose-Hulman
swept the 2011 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men's and
women's indoor championships last year, and the men's squad won its
fourth straight outdoor league title.
Four-time NCAA Division III hurdles
All-American Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.)
leads a strong returning men's squad. Other top returnees
include NCAA relay qualifiers Brent Austgen (Cedar
Lake/Hanover Central) and Tyler Hannan
(Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), along
with NCAA 55-meter dash national qualifier
Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence
Returning individual conference champions include steeplechase
champion Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren
Central) and hammer throw champion Greg Larmore
(Deerfield, Ill.). 2011 HCAC Freshman
of the Year Andrew Thompson (Mundelin, Ill./Vernon
Hills) returns in the middle-distance events.
On the women's side, 2011 indoor and outdoor high jump national
champion Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) leads the
returnees. Evans also won four conference titles last year
and is a three-time NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Field
Athlete of the Year.
Other returning conference champions from last season on the
women's side include relay champion Gloria Boxell
(Zionsville/Covenant Christian); 400-meter and relay
champion Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont); pole vault champion
Tanya Colonna (Brecksville, Ohio); 2011 freshman
of the year and 200-meter champion Erin Cox (West
Harrison/Franklin County); and relay champions
Katherine Moravec (Seymour); and Abby
Sowers (Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson).
Rose-Hulman will open its home season with the Friday Night
Invitational on Jan. 20 at the Sports and Recreation Center.