TERRE HAUTE, IND. --
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology earned 13 all-Heartland
Collegiate Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field
all-conference honors, including three major award winners, in
results released today by the league office.
Senior Sutton Coleman (Lebanon, Va.) captured
HCAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year honors. Junior
Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) was named Women's
Outdoor Field Athlete of the Year. Head coach
Larry Cole and his coaching staff were named Men's
Outdoor Coach of the Year.
Coleman won HCAC Most Valuable Outdoor Track Athlete honors for
the third consecutive year. He completes his career with a
combined 21 indoor and outdoor individual and relay conference
championships, including 14 outdoor titles.
Coleman captured four career championships in the 110-meter high
hurdles, four titles in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles, and
four championships as the anchor leg for the 4-x-400 meter
relay team. He won all three events in last weekend's meet at
Evans won her second
consecutive conference championship in the high jump and in the
long jump to lead the team's effort. She also ran the anchor
leg for the winning 4-x-100 meter relay squad for the second
Over the past two years, Evans has won five individual HCAC
titles and been a part of two relay championship teams.
Cole earned the 10th conference Coach of the Year award in
his 24-year NCAA Division III coaching career, including his eighth
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honor.
His efforts have helped Rose-Hulman squads earn five
consecutive HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, marking the
first time since the track and field squads from 1985-89
accomplished the feat. Rose-Hulman has also won two men's and
one women's HCAC Indoor Championships since 2011.
Cole's coaching staff included assistant
coaches Matthew Cole (jumps and hurdles) and Christy Sherman
(throwing events), along with volunteer coaches Adriane
Wunderlich (distance) and Jake Whitsitt (student assistant).
In addition to Coleman, senior Micah Aldrich
(Indianapolis/Warren Central) earned running event
all-conference honors. Aldrich received the award for winning
the 5,000-meter run in a time of 15:28.21.
Men's field event winners included junior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome)
and junior Travis Stallings
(Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain). Crowson
won the men's pole vault
with a conference record mark of 16' 0" that topped the previous
HCAC record held by Rose-Hulman All-American Ryan
Schipper. Stallings won the long jump with a leap of 22' 7" that ranks fourth in school
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of freshman
Blake Schulthies (Dubois/Northeast Dubois), junior
Tyler Hannan (Winchester, Ky./George Rogers
Clark), Stallings and Coleman also earned all-conference
honors for their efforts. The squad capped the meet with a victory in a time of
On the women's side, Rose-Hulman tallied four individual
championships and swept both relay events.
In addition to Evans, junior Tanya Colonna
(Brecksville, Ohio) claimed field event
all-conference honors. Colonna topped her own conference
record with a school record performance of 11' 1 3/4" in the
women's pole vault to claim a conference title.
Junior Creasy Clauser
(Crawfordsville/Southmont) added a running event
all-conference award for winning the 400-meter dash.
Clauser completed the event in a time of 59.56 seconds.
Both the 4-x-100 and 4-x-400 meter relay teams earned
all-conference honors after conference championship
The 4-x-100 meter relay team of junior Gloria Boxell
(Zionsville/Covenant Christian), sophomore Erin
Cox (West Harrison/Franklin County), Clauser and Evans
won in a time of 50.54 seconds that ranks second in school
The 4-x-400 meter relay team of Clauser, sophomore
Ryann-Rebecca Montgomery (Lafayette, La./Episcopal School
of Acadia), freshman Jessica Waldren
(Indianapolis/Ben Davis) and Boxell added a victory in the
final women's event of the championship with a time of
In addition, HCAC sportsmanship winners were announced.
Boxell was the women's recipient, with junior Evan Land
(Greenwood/Center Grove) chosen the men's recipient.
Individuals from Rose-Hulman's squad will compete in the Billy
Hayes Invitational at Indiana University on Friday.