Tribune-Star staff report
Grinnell, Iowa —
Rose-Hulman senior Sutton Coleman of Lebanon, Va., earned his fifth career All-American award with a national runner-up finish in the NCAA Division III indoor track and field national championships Saturday at Grinnell College.
He became the third Engineer in school history to earn five All-American honors in a career. He will have a chance to match the school of six during the upcoming outdoor season.
Coleman recorded a school record and personal-best time of 8.01 seconds in the men’s 60-meter hurdles to finish second overall Saturday. His NCAA Division III national championship finishes include second in the indoor 60-meter hurdles (2012), fourth in the outdoor 400-meter hurdles (2011), sixth in the indoor 55-meter hurdles (2011), eighth in the 110 hurdles (2011) and eighth in the outdoor 400 hurdles (2009).
Tyler Jackson of Washington University won the national championship with a time of 7.93 seconds. Coleman outran top-seeded Austin Corbow of Otterbein (8.05).
Andrew Schipper holds Rose’s career record for All-American honors with six. Coleman joined Friday’s national champion women’s high-jumper Liz Evans with five.
The Rose-Hulman track and field history includes 44 All-American awards, eight individual national championships and seven national runner-up efforts after the performances of Coleman and Evans this weekend.