Men's Track & Field Stands 20th Nationally


hannan-acTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 20 nationally and No. 3 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 20th overall with 132.46 points. 

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.

The Rose-Hulman men's and women's teams have combined for six performances ranked in the national top 30 so far this season.

Senior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) leads NCAA Division III with a season-best high jump of 5' 10".  Evans has won four consecutive NCAA Division III national championships and is a six-time All-American.

On the men's side, senior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) has the team's best national ranking this season at No. 19 in the pole vault (15' 3").   

Senior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) and senior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) both rank No. 21 nationally.  Hannan is ranked in the 400-meter dash (49.93 seconds), while Stallings has a long jump mark of 22' 10".

Two school record performances round out the top 30 efforts for Rose-Hulman.  Senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) is 27th nationally in the 60-meter dash (7.00 seconds) and senior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) stands 27th nationally in the weight throw (54' 10 3/4").

Rose-Hulman heads to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday at Defiance College.