Hoosiers Fall in Dual Meet at Purdue
Jan. 18, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Indiana men’s and women’s track & field teams combined to win 14 events and swept the top three places in six events, but it wasn’t enough as both squads fell in the Indiana-Purdue dual meet.
On the men’s side Purdue won 70-65 and on the women’s side the Boilermakers finished with a 72-64 advantage. It is the first time in five years Purdue has won this dual meet.
The Hoosiers dominated the distance events as they took the top three spots in the men’s mile and 3,000-meter run. The Hoosiers also finished with the top two spots in the women’s 3,000-meter run and women’s mile, spots two and three in the women’s 800-meter run and spots one and three in the men’s 800-meter run.
In the men’s mile the Hoosiers trio was separated by just .75 seconds as freshman Jason Crist took the win in 4:12.08. In the men’s 3,000-meter run junior Rorey Hunter crossed the finish line first in 8:13.17, just ahead of teammate sophomore Matt Schwartzer, who took second-place in 8:13.94. Sophomore Jordan Gornall won the men’s 800m-run in a time of 1:52.62 and freshman Tre’tez Kinnaird took the win in the 600m-run in 1:20.18.
In the women’s mile junior Samantha Ginther won the race in 4:49.94, followed by senior Arianne Raby in 4:51.67. Freshman Bethany Neeley was fourth in 4:52.72. Raby also finished in third place in the 800m, one spot behind IU freshman Brittany Neeley, who finished in second-place in 2:13.27. Ginther also won the women's 3,000-meter run in 9:52.11, with her teammate freshman Amanda Behnke getting second-place in 9:52.46.
In the women’s pole vault the Hoosiers took the top three places, led by sophomore Sophie Gutermuth, who cleared 3.95m (12-11.5), which tied the fourth best mark in program history. The Indiana women had more success in the field events with freshman Ari Nelson winning the long jump (5.95m, ninth best in school history), freshman Danielle Quinn second in the triple jump (12.11m, sixth best in school history) and senior Kyla Buckley second in the shot put (15.93m, seventh best in school history). The Hoosiers also took the top three spots in the high jump led by sophomore Sarah Maxson, who cleared 1.70m.
On the men’s side IU took the top three spots in the pole vault, led by freshman Drew Volz, who cleared 5.00m (16-4.75 ft.). The Hoosiers also took the top two spots in the high jump, led by sophomore Stephen Keller, who jumped 2.05m (6-8.75 ft.).
The Hoosiers are back in action Jan. 24-25 as they host the Gladstein Invitational.
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