Raby Sets School Record on Day One of Hoosier Open
Dec. 13, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior Arianne Raby set an Indiana school record in the 1,000-meter run as the Hoosiers started their season with the first day of the Hoosier Open Friday at Gladstein Fieldhouse.
The IU men’s and women’s track & field teams won a total of four events on the first day of competition. Day two will feature the men’s and women’s pentathlon and start Saturday at 9:00 a.m. ET.
Raby crossed the finish line in first-place in a time of 2:48.46 to break the previous school record of 2:49.98, set by Collette Goudreau in 1987. Raby’s time is also the best in the NCAA for the event so far this season.
Making their IU track & field debuts, the Neeley twins, Brittany Neeley and Bethany Neeley finished second and third in the 1,000-meter run in 2:51.59 and 2:51.82. Their times are the eighth and ninth best in program history.
Sophomore Nina Gutermuth took first-place in the pole vault with a clearance of 3.80m (12-5.5 ft). Her mark is the ninth best in IU history for the indoor pole vault.
In the weight throw, redshirt freshman Nakel McClinton finished fourth in 17.37m (56-11.75). Her mark is the 10th best in school history.
On the men’s side sophomore Jordan Gornall took second-place in the 1,000-meter run with the second fastest time in school history in 2:24.41.
Sophomore Zach Bray finished in fifth-place in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.29, the 10th fastest time in school history. Freshman Jason Crist was the top finisher for the Hoosiers in the men’s 5,000-meter run as he finished in 14:16.80, the sixth-best time in the NCAA this season.
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