TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 13 nationally and No. 2 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 13th overall with 160.48 points.
Wabash College stands No. 2 nationally as the only team above Rose-Hulman 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 Indoor National Championships and assigns a numerical value based upon the quality of the mark to determine the dual meet rankings.
Rose-Hulman has recorded nine marks that rank in the national top 30 this season, including six for the men's squad. Five-time All-American Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) ranks No. 3 nationally in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.49 seconds and stands No. 8 in the 400-meter dash (48.44). He also has the 22nd fastest mark in the 200-meter dash (22.08).
Other top 50 marks for the men include the 4-x-400 meter relay team of freshman Blake Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois), junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark), junior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) and Coleman at No. 13 in a time of 3:17.58.
Junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) has the 14th ranked pole vault effort with a leap of 15' 7", and senior Micah Aldrich (Indianapolis/Warren Central) stands No. 27 in the 3,000-steeplechase (9:34.84).
Sophomore three-time national champion Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) also ranks No. 2 nationally this season with a high jump leap of 5' 7" and is 12th in the long jump (18' 6 1/2") to pace the women's effort. Junior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) rounds out the top 30 marks with a 400-meter dash time of 58.54 seconds.
Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Indiana Division III Championship Meet at Franklin College on Saturday.