Men's Track & Field Stands No. 16 Nationally in Dual Meet Rankings (1)


TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 16 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 16th overall with 136.48 points. 

Wabash College, who Rose-Hulman has defeated in team scoring twice this year, stands No. 12 with 140.47 points.  Ohio Wesleyan is ranked No. 15 nationally with 139.08 points as the only teams 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 seven marks that rank in the national top 35 this season, including five for the men's squad.  Four-time All-American Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) ranks No. 2 nationally in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.12 seconds and also stands No. 24 in the 400-meter dash (49.64). 

Other top 35 marks for the men include junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) at 18th in the pole vault with a leap of 15' 7"; senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) at 31st in the 60-meter dash (7.00 seconds) and junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers Clark) at 35th in the 400-meter dash (49.92 seconds).

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" and 34th in the long jump (17' 6 3/4") to pace the women's effort.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Anderson University Invitational on Saturday afternoon.