Mayhew Takes Second in 10,000m
May 10, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Indiana track and field opened competition at a stormy Big Ten Outdoor Championships meet on Friday. Zach Mayhew took second place in the men's 10,000 meters and Courtney Woodard finished the day in third place in the heptathlon, highlighting the day for Indiana. Stormy conditions caused meet officials to issue a lightning delay that lasted two hours and move the women's pole vault competition to Saturday. After day one, the Indiana men are in fifth place with eight points.
Mayhew clocked a time of 29:38.56 for second, finishing less than two seconds behind Wisconsin's Maverick Darling. The top 12 runners in the race finished faster than the facility record in the race. Mayhew scored eight points for the Hoosiers. Sophomore Evan Esselink was 10th in 29:56.15. He was the fourth non-senior to cross the line in the race.
Woodard finished day one of the women's heptathlon with 3,267 points, which ranks third in the competition after four events. Woodard recorded marks of 14.14 seconds in the 100m hurdles, 1.62m (5-3.75) in the high jump, 12.25m (40-2.25) in the shot put and 25.17 in the 200m on the day. She is 32 points ahead of her first day score from the 2012 Big Ten Championships, where she scored a PR 5,187 points. Her time in the hurdles is a lifetime best by .29 seconds.
Dylan Anderson scored 3,823 points on the first day of the men's decathlon, good for seventh place through five events. He recorded marks of 11.05 seconds in the 100m, 7.35m (24-1.25) in the long jump, 11.26m (36-11.5) in the shot put, 1.97m (6-5.5) in the high jump and 51.73 in the 400m. Just his second career decathlon, the freshman Anderson is 268 points ahead of his PR pace from the Texas Relays, where he had a first day total of 3,555. Matt Gerbick scored 3,620 points for 12th place, and his high jump clearance of 2.03m (6-7.75) is an outdoor career best and was the best of all 17 competitors in the decathlon.
In the women's 10,000m, Molly Winters took ninth, finishing one spot out of scoring a team point. She clocked a time of 35:19.28.
The Hoosiers return to action the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. For complete coverage of all things IU track and field, stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com.
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