Track & Field

    Ahbe, Clute All-Americans at NCAA Championships

    Go Hoosiers! Kelsie Ahbe and Sydney Clute earned All-America honors in the pole vault.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kelsie Ahbe and Sydney Clute earned All-America honors in the pole vault.
    Go Hoosiers!

    June 13, 2014

    EUGENE, Ore. – Senior Kelsie Ahbe returned to the site of her first NCAA Championships, in her freshman year and earned her second All-America honor with a second-place finish in the pole vault. Ahbe and sophomore teammate Sydney Clute both earned All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at Hayward Field.

     

    Ahbe cleared 4.40m (14-5.25) to finish runner-up in the event and set an IU school record. Ahbe’s finish is the best finish for the Hoosiers in the women’s pole vault since Vera Neuenswander finished in second-place in 2009.

     

    Sophomore Sydney Clute also earned a spot on the podium as she tied for eighth-place with a clearance of 4.15m (13-7.25).

     

    With Ahbe and Clute earning All-America honors it is the second time in the last four years the Hoosiers have had two women earn All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Ahbe and Neuenswander finished fourth and sixth respectively in 2011.

     

    Since 2008 the IU pole vaulters have earned 11 All-America honors and have had seven different athletes qualify for a NCAA Championship meet.

     

    Redshirt freshman Matt Schwartzer earned Honorable Mention All-America honors with a 17th place finish in the 5,000m run in a time of 14:08.38.

     

    Tomorrow the Hoosiers will close out competition at the NCAA Championships with Kyla Buckley in the shot put at 4:00 PM ET and Rorey Hunter in the final of the 1,500m run at 5:18 PM ET.

     

     

     

     

     


     

     


       

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