Track & Field Teams Earn Great Lakes Region Rankings

746-hurdlers-fridayTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's track and field team stands No. 4 and the women's squad is No. 9 in the Great Lakes Region in this week's NCAA Division III Rankings, in the weekly poll released today.

The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Dual Meet Rankings list Rose-Hulman fourth among Great Lakes Region squads with 129.69 points.  On the women's side, Rose-Hulman stands ninth with 77.24 points.

The USTFCCA uses a criteria that evaluates top performances in each event that is conducted at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Indoor National Championships and assigns a numerical value based upon the quality of the mark to determine the rankings.

The team established two school records at the Engineer Inviational last weekend, and senior Liz Evans (Bicknell/North Knox) recorded the nation's best high jump this season at 5' 10".

Senior Creasy Clauser (Crawfordsville/Southmont) added a school record performance in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.80 seconds, and senior Greg Larmore (Deerfield, Ill.) set a weight throw school record with a toss of 54' 10 3/4".

Other regionally ranked marks this season include senior Collin Crowson (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) in the pole vault (15' 3"), senior Jeremiah Edwards (Indianapolis/Lawrence North) in the 60-meter dash (7.02 seconds), senior Travis Stallings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) in the long jump (22' 10") and sophomore Stuart West (La Porte) in the mile run (4:26.36).

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Ohio Northern Invitational on Saturday.