Sutton Coleman Named USTFCCCA Regional Athlete of the Year

coleman-awardTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) earned NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region Track Athlete of the Year honors, in results released by the United States Cross Country and Track and Field Coaches Association on Thursday.

Coleman's award marks the third consecutive year that a Rose-Hulman student-athlete has earned Regional Athlete of the Year honors.  High jumper Liz Evans previously earned Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2010 and 2011.

Coleman enters the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championships as the No. 2 seed in the 60-meter hurdles after setting a school record time of 8.07 seconds.  He will compete in preliminary round competition on Friday, and Evans will also perform in the women's high jump finals on Friday.

Coleman was named HCAC Most Outstanding Men's Track Athlete for his efforts in the meet earlier this winter.  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 seconds.  He also anchored the winning 4-x-400 meter relay to cap the meet.

The decorated Rose-Hulman track and field history includes 42 All-American awards, seven individual national championships and seven national runner-up efforts entering the 2012 NCAA Indoor Championships.