Track & Field Concludes Hoosier Hills Invitational
Feb. 15, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana track & field team wrapped up a successful weekend of competition as they set a combined 39 career-best times and marks over the two-day Hoosier Hills Invitational Feb. 14-15 at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
Redshirt freshman Matt Schwartzer ran a career-best in the 3,000m in 8:01.51 to finish fourth-place in the race. His time is the fourth best time in the Big Ten this season. Indiana alum Andrew Poore won the race in 7:50.31. In the women's 3,000m run senior Erica Ridderman finished second in 9:39.81.
Indiana alum Molly Beckwith-Ludlow came within .24 seconds of setting a Gladstein Fieldhouse record as she won the 600m run in 1:28.02. Beckwith will compete at the USA Indoor Championships next week. Freshman Brittany Neeley finished second in the race in 1:35.41 with junior Brie Roller third in 1:35.83.
Day One Highlights
Senior Kyla Buckley won the shot put with a heave of 16.98m (55-8.5), the second best mark in school history and currently the sixth best in the NCAA this season.
On the track freshman Bethany Neeley, paced by her twin sister Brittany Neeley for 800m won the mile in 4:49.73, a three second season-best. Freshman Amanda Behnke finished third in 4:59.44 and fellow freshman Jean Rouse won the 400m in a season-best 56.90.
The men's distance medley relay won the invitational section in 9:40.51, the fourth best time in the Big Ten and 14th best time in the NCAA this season.
Freshman Ari Nelson and redshirt sophomore Sarah Maxson earned top-three finishes as Nelson finished second in the long jump in 5.94m and Maxson finished third in the high jump with a clearance of 1.77m. Redshirt freshman Nakel McClinton finished fourth in the weight throw with a mark of 18.33m, the ninth best mark in school history.
Up next select team members will compete in the Alex Wilson Invitational Feb. 22 at Notre Dame with the following weekend being the Big Ten Indoor Championships.
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