Hoosiers Close Out Gladstein Invitational
Jan. 19, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana track and field got big performances on Saturday to close out action at the Gladstein Invitational. Dylan Anderson led the way, taking second in the heptathlon, and IU got good performances from its half-milers on the men's and women's teams.
Anderson scored 5,172 points for second in the heptathlon, becoming Indiana's fourth 5,000-point scorer all-time in the first heptathlon of his career. The redshirt freshman was joined by two teammates as first timers in the event. Redshirt sophomore Matt Gerbick took third with 4,975 points and freshman Stephen Keller scored 4,824 for fourth. The three Hoosiers posted the fourth, fifth and sixth best heptathlon scores, respectively, in school history. Only Ohio State's Cory Kunze scored more points, taking first with 5,235.
Arianne Raby was the top collegiate in the 800 meter Invitational, clocking a time of 2:11.02 for second place, and teammate Samantha Gwin was third in 2:11.74. Raby ranks third in the Big Ten this season, and Gwin sits sixth on the conference list. In the open 800, Ashley Seymour took the win in 2:15.49.
The men's half-milers were good as well, as IU won the men's 4x800m relay, getting a time of 7:42.05 out of Owen Skeete, JR Ricker, Nolan Fife and Robby Nierman. In the men's 800m invitational, Jordan Gornall took second in 1:53.65.
Indiana closes out action at the Gladstein Invitational on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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