Big Meets On Tap at Texas & Stanford
March 27, 2013
Two big meets are on the schedule for Indiana track and field this week, in the Texas Relays and the Stanford Invitational. IU is sending eight field athletes to Austin and 11 distance runners to Palo Alto this weekend. The Texas Relays get underway on Wednesday with decathlon and heptathlon action and continues throughout the weekend with outstanding field event competition, while the Stanford Invitational will feature many of the nation's best in distance races on Friday night. Flotrack.org will provide live video from Stanford, and the Longhorn Network will have coverage throughout the Texas Relays.
Saturday's men's high jump competition in Texas will feature most of the prominent jumpers from the recent NCAA Indoor Championships, and should be the premier event of the meet. All 11 Hoosiers in California will run 5,000m races, including Andy Bayer and Zach Mayhew, who will be in the fastest men's section, looking to join Bob Kennedy as the only Hoosiers to break 13:30 in the event as a collegiate.
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Indiana's men's sprint medley relay took second place, as Cornelius Strickland, Cortland Etgen, Chris Vaughn and Adam Behnke ran 3:23.47. The IU women were third in the sprint medley, getting a time of 4:04.08 out of Shawntanay Johnson, La Toya Williams, Elise Hunter and Erica Ridderman.
Taja Moore took third in the discus, launching a best throw of 48.10m (157-10).
Richard Rouse was fourth in the men's triple jump, recording a best of 14.96m (49-1).
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