Hoosiers Wrap Up Day One at Gladstein Invitational
Jan. 24, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Three current Indiana track & field student-athletes and four IU track & field alums won events on day one of the Gladstein Invitational at Gladstein Fieldhouse on Friday.
In the men’s 3,000-meter invitational section, it was a combination of current and past Hoosiers as IU alum Andrew Poore, running for Adidas, clocked a top-five time in the world as he won the event in 7:57.37. Sophomore Matt Schwartzer and freshman Jason Crist finished third and fourth in the race, in 8:05.77 and 8:06.63 respectively. Their times are the third and fourth best times in the NCAA this season.
In the women’s 3,000-meter invitational junior Samantha Ginther finished third in a season-best time of 9:28.05, the 13th fastest time in the NCAA this season. Her teammates senior Erica Ridderman (9:36.75) and freshman Amanda Behnke (9:41.59) finished fourth and fifth.
Senior Kyla Buckley had a significant improvement on her season best of 15.93m in the shot put, as she recorded a mark of 16.70m (54-9.50) to finish second in the event.
The Hoosiers had a pair of winners in men’s field events as sophomore Terry Batemon won the pole vault with a clearance of 5.00m (16-5) and junior Richard Rouse won the triple jump with a mark of 14.78m (48-6).
Indiana alum Derek Drouin broke his own heptathlon high jump world record as he soared to a height of 2.29m (7-6.25).
The Gladstein Invitational will continue tomorrow with the completion of the heptathlon starting at 10:00 a.m. Field events and running events will get underway at 11:00 a.m.
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