Men's Track & Field Reaches No. 12 in Dual Meet Rankings


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 12 nationally and No. 1 in the Great Lakes Region in this week's NCAA Division III Track and Field Team Dual Meet Rankings, in the weekly poll released today.

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Dual Meet Rankings list Rose-Hulman 12th overall with 118.85 points.  Marietta College and Wabash College rank No. 13 and No. 14 nationally and are just shy of Rose-Hulman for the top spot 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 to determine the dual meet rankings.

The USTFCCA also ranked Rose-Hulman No. 22 in the weekly national computer rankings.  This includes 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 20 this season, including four for the men's squad.  Four-time All-American Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) leads the nation in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.12 seconds. Junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) stands 11th in the pole vault with a leap of 15' 7".

Other top 20 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 20th ranked time of 3:24.25.

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 returns to action at the DePauw University Invitational on Friday night in Greencastle.