Hoosiers Conclude Gladstein Invitational
Jan. 25, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana track & field team wrapped up a successful weekend of competition as they closed out the Gladstein Invitational on Saturday at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
In the heptathlon competition, the Hoosiers trio went two-four as sophomore Dylan Anderson finished runner-up with 5,147 points, junior Matt Gerbick was third with 5,096 points and sophomore Stephen Keller finished fourth with 5,080 points. Those point totals are the fourth, fifth and sixth best marks in school history for the heptathlon, a series of seven combined events.
Sophomore Zach Bray finished fourth in the finals of the 60m hurdles and improved on his time this season as he completed the race in 8.12 seconds, the sixth fastest mark in school history. Fellow sophomore Cornelius Strickland also ran a season-best time in the 200m dash and finished in fourth-place in 22.20.
Freshman Brittany Neeley finished in third-place in the 600m invitational section, clocking a time of 1:34.34, the fastest IU time in the event this season and just 1.35 second out of the top-10 in program history.
In field events, freshman Ari Nelson finished second in the women’s long jump with a mark of 5.90m (19-4.25 ft.) and sophomore Sarah Maxson recorded an indoor personal record in the high jump with a mark of 1.73m (5-8 ft.) for third-place. Maxson’s jump is the eighth best in school history for the indoor high jump.
In the 4X800-meter relays the IU men’s team won in 7:42.48, while the Indiana women’s team finished second in a season-best time of 9:01.35.
IU alum and current professional runner for Saucony Molly Beckwith-Ludlow set the second fastest American time and third fastest time in the world in the 800m run as she crossed the finish line in 2:02.13 to win the race.
Highlights of the first day of competition in the Gladstein Invitational included sophomore Matt Schwartzer (8:05.77) and freshman Jason Crist (8:06.63) setting the third and fourth fastest times in the NCAA in the 3,000m run and senior Kyla Buckley setting the fifth best mark in the NCAA in the shot put (16.70m (54-9.50))
Up next the Hoosiers host the Indiana Relays next weekend with competition starting on Friday Jan. 31 at 3:00 p.m. and continuing on Saturday Feb. 1.
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