Big Track & Field Weekend Concludes in Bloomington
May 3, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – On Friday over 1,500 fans poured into the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex to see Lolo Jones and other elite athletes in the first meet of the American Track League. On Saturday the crowd returned to see the Billy Hayes Invitational.
Junior Rorey Hunter won the 1,500m race against multiple professional athletes in a time of 3:40.36, the second fastest time in the NCAA this season. Hunter came back on Saturday to win the 800m run in a personal record of 1:50.98.
Senior Kelsie Ahbe won the pole vault with a personal record of 4.35m (14-3.25), the fifth best mark in the NCAA and second best mark in school history. Ahbe’s teammate Sydney Clute finished third in the pole vault with a personal best of 4.15m.
In the men’s pole vault junior Drew Volz jumped a career best of 5.30m (17-4.75). His mark is the fourth best in the Big Ten this season and is tied for eighth best in school history.
Freshman Ari Nelson won the long jump with a personal record of 6.19m (20-3.75), the fourth best mark in the Big Ten this year. Senior Kyla Buckley won the shot put with a mark of 16.88m. Senior Derrick Morgan took the win in the 400m dash in a season-best time of 47.65.
With a personal record of 63.75m (209-2) sophomore Matt Birk took second-place in the javelin throw. Sophomore Kelsey Kluesner (10:10.08) and junior Molly Winters (10:15.14) finished three-four in the 3,000m run. Freshman Chanli Mundy, competing unattached finished second in 10:02.33.
Freshman Kellie Davis was the runner-up in the 800m run in a personal record of 2:12.91. Also with a second-place finish was junior Evan Esselink in 3:50.3.
Up next the Hoosiers travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, May 16-18 hosted by Purdue.
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