Hoosiers Set Top Marks at Border Battle
April 12, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After redshirting all of last year with an injury, senior Kelsie Ahbe had high hopes coming into this season. So far, so good.
Ahbe, the Big Ten Indoor Champion in the pole vault won the event with a clearance of 4.32m (14-2). The mark set a stadium and meet record and is the second best mark in school history.
Junior Rorey Hunter led a Hoosiers trio that took the first three spots in the men’s 1,500-meter run. Hunter, who won the race in 3:47.93 came back to finish second in the 800m run in 1:53.49. Senior Samantha Ginther won the women’s 1,500-meter run in 4:33.26.
Sophomore Cornelius Strickland won the 100m dash in a meet record of 10.44 and sophomore LaToya Williams won the 200m dash in 24.19.
Sophomore Matt Birk won the javelin throw with a mark of 62.13m (203-10), the fourth best mark in school history and a season-best mark in the event.
The Hoosiers had a pair of winners in the men’s and women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. Sophomore Brianna Johnson won the women’s race in 10:42.16 and freshman Jason Crist won the men’s race in 9:09.80.
Also competing well in the women’s pole vault were sophomores Sophie Gutermuth and Sydney Clute. Gutermuth finished second with a mark of 4.02m and Clute was third with a jump of 3.92m. The Hoosiers now have the fifth and sixth best marks in the NCAA in the women’s pole vault with Ahbe at 4.32m and Gutermuth at 4.30m, set at the Texas Relays.
In the women’s 5,000m run junior Molly Winters finished second in a time of 17:19.90. Freshman Ariane Nelson was third in the long jump with a mark of 6.00m (19-8.25).
In the team competition Indiana was teamed up with Purdue, against Louisville and Notre Dame. The Hoosiers and Boilermakers won both the men’s and women’s team titles with scores of 114-85 in the women’s and 125-72 in the men’s competition.
Up next on the Indiana track & field schedule is the Kentucky Relays, April 18-19 in Lexington, Ky.
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