Ciersten Burks and Jordan Hulls named 2013 Spirit of Indiana Director's Award winners.
Big time marks and times return to Gladstein Fieldhouse this season, and the Gladstein Invitational should provide plenty this weekend. The meet features combined events competition on both days. Friday's combined events action begins and noon and regular events start at 4 p.m. ET. Saturday's meet starts at 10 a.m. with the conclusion of the men's heptathlon and open events start at 11 a.m. ET.
Courtney Woodard and Dylan Anderson will compete in combined events competition starting on Friday. Woodard is a senior, while Anderson will be competing in his first ever heptathlon.
Big Ten Indoor Championships Day 1
2012 (JUNIOR): Indoor: Took ninth in the Big Ten pentathlon with a score PR score of 3,661 ... recorded PRs of 8.46 in the 55m hurdles, 8.77 in the 60m hurdles, 1.64m (5-4.5) in the high jump and 5.67m (18-7.25) in the long jump. Outdoor: Scored a PR of 5,187 points for seventh place in the Big Ten heptathlon ... tallied PRs of 25.11 in the 200m, 2:24.74 in the 800m, 14.48 in the 100m hurdles, 12.48m (40-11.25) in the shot put and 33.27m (109-2) in the javelin.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Indoor: Took eighth at Big Tens in the pentathlon ... recorded a PR score of 3,506 at the GaREAT Collegiate Invitational ... recorded PRs of 2:27.72 in the 800m, 8.92 in the 60m hurdles, 1.58m (5-2.25) in the high jump and 11.33m (37-2) in the shot put. Outdoor: Took seventh at Big Tens in the heptathlon with a PR score of 4,422 points ... recorded PRs of 14.95 in the 100m hurdles, 5.46m (17-11) in the long jump, 11.41m (37-5.25) in the triple jump and 28.50m (93-6) in the javelin.
2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Indoor: Finished one spot out of scoring a team point at Big Tens in the pentathlon, scoring 2,953 points for ninth, dispite only scoring points in four of five events ... posted career bests in the 800m (2:28.69), 60m hurdles (9.02) and high jump (1.57m (5-1.75)) at Big Tens. Outdoor: Took sixth at Big Tens in the heptathlon, scoring three points for the Hoosier cause ... posted a score of 4,838 points at Big Tens, good for sixth all-time in IU history ... posted career marks in the 800m (2:23.85), 200m (25.86), long jump (5.68m (18-7.5) and shot put (10.99m (36-0.75) at Big Tens ... posted IU's second-best 100m hurdles time of the season at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana," finishing in 14.77 seconds ... posted a career-best leap of 11.22m (36-9.75) in the triple jump at the Border Battle: "Kentuckiana."
Prep: A three-time state champion in Tennessee for Clyde Avant and Gary Kinder at Ravenwood ... won two state titles in the triple jump and pentathlon as a senior ... took the triple jump crown as a junior ... finished fourth at the Nike Indoor Nationals in the pentathlon in 2009 ... took fourth at the AAU Nationals in the heptathlon in 2008 ... was the state runner-up in the triple jump at the state meet in 2007 and took fifth in the pentathlon ... garnered the 2008 AAU Joel Ferrell Award for multis ... a 2009 Nike Indoor Nationals All-American ... named Ravenwood H.S. Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 as well as Middle Tennessee Track and Field Athlete of the Year ... led her team to 2006,2007 and 2009 district titles and 2007,2008 and 2009 regional runner-up finishes ... holds school records in the pentathlon, heptathlon, shot put, triple jump, 200m, 800m, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and javelin ... also played soccer all four years ... member of National Honor Society and was on the Principal's list all four years for maintaining a GPA of 4.0 and above.
Personal: Daughter of Evelyn and Vincent Woodard ... has a sister, Crystal, and a brother, Jonathan ... born January 19, 1991 ... majoring in telecommunications.
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