Buckley, Maxson Take Titles in Texas
March 29, 2013
AUSTIN, Texas - Indiana track and field won a pair of titles on Friday at the Texas Relays. Kyla Buckley won the women's shot put title with the second-best mark in Division I this season, and Sarah Maxson won her flight of the women's high jump.
Buckley launched a bomb that traveled 17.28m (56-8.5) for the win in the women's shot put. Buckley wins a Texas Relays watch, and her throw moves her to 11th on the world outdoor list, second on the division I list and first in the Big Ten. Her throw ranks third in IU history. Buckley finished two feet and 7.5 inches better than the second-place thrower.
Maxson jumped 1.75m (5-8.75) for the win in the B section of the women's high jump, taking a watch of her own. The clearance is her first outdoors as a collegiate and is a 1.5 inch improvement on her lifetime best. She now ranks sixth all-time in the IU outdoor record books.
Sydney Clute was sixth in the B section of the women's pole vault, clearing 3.86m (12-8) to tie for fourth and taking sixth based on misses. Clute moves into fifth all-time in the IU record books in her first outdoor meet as a collegiate.
On Saturday, the Hoosiers conclude action in Texas. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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