DELAWARE, OHIO -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology junior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.)
became the first Fightin' Engineer in school history to earn two
track and field All-American honors in the same NCAA Division III
National Championship meet on Saturday.
Coleman finished fourth nationally in the 400-meter intermediate
hurdles with a time of 52.93 seconds, after placing eighth in the
110-meter high hurdles in 14.79 seconds at Ohio Wesleyan.
Coleman has recorded four All-American honors in his Rose-Hulman
track and field career. His finishes include fourth in the
outdoor 400-intermediate hurdles (2011), sixth in the indoor
55-meter hurdles in 2011, eighth in the 110-hurdles (2011) and
eighth in the outdoor 400-hurdles (2009).
Andrew Schipper holds Rose-Hulman's career record for
All-American honors with six, and Coleman joins a group of
five Engineers with four All-American awards. Honorees
include Tony Allen ('78), Ryan Loftus ('98), Phil Reksel
('00), sophomore high jumper Liz Evans and
The mechanical engineering major qualified for the 110-meter
high hurdles with a school record time of 14.55 seconds on Friday,
after placing second in the 400-intermediate hurdles trials on
Thursday (52.08 seconds).
Other Rose-Hulman competitors
Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox), who captured her
second NCAA Division III high jump national title earlier on
Saturday (SEE RELATED
Senior Derek Bischak (Angola) finished 15th in
the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:58.40 in his second national
championship appearance on Thursday. Bischak placed 11th
nationally in the indoor mile run this season and was the HCAC
Co-Most Valuable Track Athlete for the league title indoor team in
(photos by Linda Striggo)
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of senior Paul
Bouagnon (St. Charles, Ill./Burlington Central), sophomore
Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers
Clark), sophomore Brent Austgen (Cedar
Lake/Hanover Central) and Coleman finished
15th in the preliminaries with a time of 3:17.32.
The 4-x-400 meter relay marked the first national
qualification relay team at Rose-Hulman since the
4-x-100 squad qualified for the NCAA meet in 1986.
The decorated Rose-Hulman track and field history
includes 42 All-American awards, seven individual national
championships and seven national runner-up efforts after Evans
performance on Saturday.
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