McClinton, Clute Win Events on Day One of Penn Relays
April 24, 2014
PHILADELPHIA – Freshman Nakel McClinton started off the Penn Relays in strong fashion for the Indiana track & field team. McClinton, the first student-athlete to compete for the Hoosiers won the college discus with a three-meter personal record with a mark of 50.42m. The mark is the ninth best in IU school history.
Also winning for the Hoosiers on day one of the Penn Relays was sophomore Sydney Clute, who won the college pole vault with a season-best of 4.08m (13-4.5). Her mark is the fifth best in school history. The Hoosiers have now won a field event at the Penn Relays in four of the last five years.
Senior Kelsie Ahbe, competing in the championship section of the pole vault finished in second-place with a jump of 4.30m (14-1.25). Another top three finish in a field event belonged to freshman Ari Nelson, who finished third in the college long jump with a mark of 5.90m (19-4.25).
Indiana had success in the steeplechase races with sophomore Josh Roche taking third-place in 8:54.17. On the women’s side the Hoosiers took spots three and four with senior Samantha Ginther (10:25.07) and sophomore Brianna Johnson (10:26.22).
In other field event action senior Kyla Buckley was fourth in the shot put championship with a mark of 15.50m (50-10.25) and sophomore Sarah Maxson finished eighth in the college high jump with a clearance of 1.68m (5-8).
Junior Evan Esselink finished second in the 5,000-meter run in 14:01.67, the second fastest time for an Indiana runner in the event this season.
Freshman Amanda Behnke finished in fifth-place in her first ever 10,000-meter run in 34:33.69, the eighth fastest time in school history.
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