Hoosiers Travel to Austin for Texas Relays
March 25, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana track & field team will send eight student-athletes to the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays this week, including two that won events at the meet last year.
Dylan Anderson (decathlon-Wednesday and Thursday)
Stephen Keller (decathlon-Wednesday and Thursday)
Drew Volz (pole vault-Thursday at 3:45 PM)
Kelsie Ahbe (pole vault-Friday at 10:00 AM)
Sarah Maxson (high jump-Friday at 10:00 AM)
Ari Nelson (long jump-Friday at 10:00 AM)
Kyla Buckley (shot put-Friday at 7:30 PM)
Sophie Gutermuth (pole vault-Friday at 8:15 PM)
Buckley won the Texas Relays shot put title last year with a career-best throw of 17.28m (56-8.5) and Maxson won the high jump title with a clearance of 1.75m (5-8.75).
Last week the Hoosiers competed at the 49er Classic in Charlotte, N.C.
Sophomore Matt Birk won the javelin throw with a personal record of 61.85m (202-11). Birk’s mark is the fourth best in IU school history.
Redshirt sophomore Sophie Gutermuth and senior Kelsie Ahbe finished first and second in the pole vault. Gutermuth cleared 4.15m, while Ahbe cleared 4.00m. Gutermuth set an outdoor personal record and also tied the facility record at Belk Track.
Senior Samantha Ginther ran most of the 3,000m by herself and crossed the finish line over 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor as she won the event in a time of 10:24.89.
Sophomore Cornelius Strickland ran five races over the two days of competition and finished fourth in the 100m final (10.52) and fourth in the 200m final (21.32).
The majority of the team is staying home to continue to train in preparation for the next weekend of competition, that will see select student-athlete travel to the Stanford Invitational and a large group of student-athlete going to the Crimson Tide Invitational, hosted by Alabama.
Stay tuned to IUHoosiers.com for a recap and results from the Texas Relays. For live updates check out Indiana Track & Field on twitter at twitter.com/IUTrackXC.
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