Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
2012-13 (R-FRESHMAN): Indoor: Season-best jump of 1.71 meters (5-7.25) to finish seventh-place in the high jump at the Big Ten Indoor Championships...Finished first-place in the high jump at the Indiana University Relays with a clearance of 1.68 meters (5-8)...Outdoor: opened the outdoor season by wining the Texas Relays with career-best jump of 1.75 meters (5-8.75)...Finished 12th at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a jump of 1.69 meters (5-6.5) and advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary and finished 37th with a jump of 1.67 meters (5-5.75).
2012 (REDSHIRT): Indoor: Redshirted. Outdoor: Redshirted.
PREP: Three time state champion high jumper for Eric Warren at Springfield ... won the Illinois State title in the high jump in 2009, 2010 and 2011 ... cleared a PR of 5-9.5 ... awarded the SHS Willard Duey Award in Athletics and the Athletic Directors Award in 2011 ... four-time Central State Eight All-Conference ... three time all-state and academic all-conference ... four-time team MVP ... three-time team captain ... ran on three all-state relays in 2011 (4x100 (2nd), 4x200 (3rd) and 4x400 (5th) ... led Springfield to a 2010 city title for the first time in 30 years ... helped SHS to 2009 conference crown and third in the state in 2011 ... holds the school city, conference and State 2a high jump record ... four-time city and CS-8 champion ... also earned four letters in cheerleading. PERSONAL: Daughter of Karan and Joel Maxson ... born June 11, 1993 ... psychology major.
COACH HELMER: "Sarah has found her way to the winner's podium three years in a row at the Illinois State meet and that is the quality I hope she continues to develop here at IU. Additionally she is known as a team player, willing to help her team score wherever she can. She is an outstanding high jumper who appears to be bringing other equally important qualities to our team as well."
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