TERRE 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.