TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed 17 individuals and
16 student-athletes on the 2012 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic
Conference Indoor Track and Field team, including four major
award winners, in results released today by the league office.
The awards come following a meet
that featured Rose-Hulman winning its second consecutive Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Indoor Championship, and the
women earning second place honors and missing the league title by
Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) was named
HCAC Most Outstanding Men's Track Athlete for his efforts in the
meet. Coleman led the Fightin' Engineers with three
individual event wins and one relay victory. Coleman won
the 60-meter hurdles in 8.17 seconds, the 200-meter dash in an HCAC
record 22.44 seconds, and the 400-meters in an HCAC record 49.66
Head coach Larry Cole was named
HCAC Indoor Track and Field Coach of the Year. The honor
marks Cole's seventh HCAC Coach of the Year award and the ninth
overall in his coaching career. Cole's coaching staff
included assistant coaches Matthew Cole and Christy Sherman, along
with volunteer assistant Adriene Wunderlich.
Junior Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) was named HCAC Most Outstanding
Women's Track Athlete for her efforts to lead the women's running
event performance. Clauser earned individual wins in the 400-
and 800-meter runs, then led off the winning 4-x-400 meter relay in
the day's final event. Clauser set a school record with a
time of 1:00.00 in the 400-meters and recorded a time of 2:23.01 to
win the 800.
Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) was named HCAC Most
Outstanding Women's Field Athlete after winning three field events
on Saturday. Evans won the triple jump with a leap of 35' 3
3/4"; the high jump with an HCAC record 5' 8 3/4" effort; and the
long jump with a leap of 17' 4 3/4". She also finished
second in the 60-meters in a time of 8.18 seconds.
All-conference honors were also garnered by those individuals
who won conference championships on Saturday. Men's
all-conference performers included senior Micah Aldrich
(Indianapolis/Warren Central) in the 5,000-meter run
(15:18.02) in the second fastest time in school
history; junior Collin Crowson (Dublin,
Ohio/Jerome) in the men's pole vault (15' 1"); sophomore
Charles Phillips (Batavia, Ill.) in the 800-meters
(1:58.96); and freshman Stuart West (La Porte) in
the mile (4:20.52).
On the women's side, junior Tanya Colonna
(Brecksville, Ohio) also earned all-conference honors
after winning the pole vault with a leap of 9' 8".
Members of winning relay teams also captured all-conference
honors, and the Fightin' Engineers swept both men's and both
women's relay races on Saturday. The men's 4-x-200 meter
relay team included junior Tyler Hannan (Winchester,
Ky./George Rogers Clark), junior Travis Stallings
(Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain), sophomore Clay Becker
(Gaylord, Mich./St. Mary Cathedral) and junior
Brent Austgen (Cedar Lake/Hanover Central) in a
time of 1:31.67.
The 4-x-400 meter team of Austgen, Hannan, Stallings and Coleman
wrapped up the meet with a winning time of 3:23.45.
The women's 4-x-200 meter relay team of junior Gloria
Boxell (Zionsville/Covenant Christian), sophomore
Erin Cox (West Harrison/Franklin County), junior
Abby Sowers (Delaware, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and
Clauser won with a school record time of 1:48.41.
The 4-x-400 team included Clauser, Sowers, freshman
Jessica Waldren (Indianapolis/Ben Davis) and
Boxell in a winning time of 4:12.36.
In addition to the all-conference award winners, the league also
named sportsmanship award winners for this season.
Rose-Hulman honorees included Sowers on the women's side and senior
Steve Durham (Richmond) for the men's squad.
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