Indiana Relays Next Up for #IUTF12
Jan. 25, 2012
Indiana wraps up the month of January with another indoor track meet on Friday and Saturday. The Indiana Relays produce huge performances every year, and in 2011, the meet produced three NCAA auto qualifiers and two Gladstein Fieldhouse records. This year's meet will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday night and continue on Saturday at 10:20 a.m. Invitational races will run from 7 to about 8:40 p.m. on Friday, and invitational field event sections will start at noon on Saturday, with invitational races lasting from 2:40 to 4:10 p.m. on Saturday.
LAST TIME OUT
Bayer was the top collegiate in the invitational 3,000 and finished second to Matt Elliott of Team Indiana Elite. Bayer's time of 7:58.85 tops the NCAA Division I list this season.
The women's 3,000m invitational was entertaining as well, as Kelsey Duerksen finished in 9:30.83 for second behind Eastern Kentucky's Lydia Kosgei. And Breanne Ehrman finished in 9:32.77 for fifth. Helene DeLone and Molly Winters finished 1-2 in the open 5,000 meters, clocking times of 17:26.64 and 17:45.09.
Courtney Woodard took second in the pentathlon, posting a score of 3,661, which ranks sixth in IU history. Ann-Marie Clarke was fourth in the pentathlon, scoring 3,440 points in her first collegiate multi.
IU dominated the women's 4x800m relay, winning by 8.39 seconds. The time of 8:51.74, was just two seconds off the Gladstein Fieldhouse record that was set in 1988. Chelsea Blanchard, Caitlin Engel, Breanne Ehrman and Kelsey Duerksen combined for the fifth-fastest 4x800 in IU history. The men's 4x400m relay of Tyler Sult, Kind Butler, Chris Vaughn and Ryan Hindes took the win, clocking a time of 3:14.65.
Aireonna Bailey won the 200m Invitational in 24.70 seconds, a season best by .14. She also took third in the 60m in a time of 7.71, which is also a best on the season for the junior. Shawntanay Johnson finished in 7.83 for sixth in the 60 meters. Johnson's time is the 10th fastest in IU History.
After taking the collegiate title in the triple jump on Friday, Olamigoke won the long jump on Saturday with a leap of 6.96m (22-10). Travis Jauregui won the men's high jump, clearing 2.03m (6-8).
Samantha Gwin won the women's 600m invitational, clocking a time of 1:34.28. She was nearly a second better than the second-place finisher.
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