Sutton Coleman 6th at Nationals, Earns All-American Honors

WEEKEND PHOTOS (Linda Striggo)

746-Coleman2COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) recorded his second career All-American award with a sixth-place finish in the 55-meter high hurdles at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Saturday.

Coleman finished sixth in the 55-meter high hurdles finals with a time of 7.61 seconds on Saturday.  He qualified for the finals with a school record time of 7.58 seconds on Friday afternoon.

Coleman has now recorded All-American accolades with finishes of sixth in the 55-meter high hurdles at the 2011 Indoor Championships and eighth in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles at the 2009 Outdoor Championships.

The decorated Rose-Hulman track and field history now includes 39 All-American awards, six individual national championships and seven national runner-up efforts, after Coleman's performance on Saturday.

His mark rounds out a weekend that included four Rose-Hulman student-athletes competing at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships.

Sophomore Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) earned the sixth individual national championship in school history with a high jump leap of 5' 7 1/4" (CLICK HERE for more details).

Senior Derek Bischak (Angola) placed 11th in the mile run with a time of 4:17.85 in his first appearance at the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships.  Bischak shared HCAC Track Athlete of the Year honors with teammate Paul Bouagnon at the conference indoor championships last month.

Junior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) contributed an 11th-place finish in the 55-meter dash in his first trip to the NCAA Division III National Championships.  Edwards capped his first season of competition in track and field with the Nationals trip and a school record time of 6.39 seconds at Wisconsin-Stevens Point last weekend.

The four NCAA Division III qualifiers from Rose-Hulman were the most since the 1985 Outdoor Championships.