Track & Field

    IU to Battle in Louisville for State Supremacy

    Go Hoosiers! Redshirt Freshman Sarah Maxson
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    Redshirt Freshman Sarah Maxson
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    April 11, 2013

    Border Battle - April 13
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    A trip to Louisville for the fourth annual Kentuckiana Border Battle is next on the schedule for Indiana track and field. The Hoosiers will join forces with Notre Dame to take on Kentucky and Louisville in a battle for state bragging rights. The meet is scored state versus state, and the Hoosierland has taken both the men's and women's titles the past two seasons after the Commonwealth of Kentucky swept the inaugural meet. The bulk of the meet takes place between 1 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET, with some field event action beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET.

    Indiana track and field won two events at the Florida Relays, getting titles from Kyla Buckley in the invitational shot put and Taja Moore in the women's discus. The Hoosiers also got good performance on the track.

    Buckley won the invitational section of the women's shot put, throwing the shot 16.84m (55-3). The junior from Indianapolis won over a pair of professional throwers with Olympic pedigrees in Chia-Ying Lin and Mariam Kevkhishvili. Kevkhishvili won multiple NCAA titles for Florida in the event as a collegiate.

    Moore took the win in the women's discus with a throw that traveled 51.83m (170-0). Her throw ranks sixth in IU history and won the competition by nearly eight feet. The throw was a PR of 7' 6".

    Derek Drouin put two more marks in the all-time IU record books, as he competed in the 110m hurdles and the javelin throw. Drouin ran a time of 14.13 in the hurdles, good for 10th in IU history. He threw the javelin 57.65m (189-2), which ranks sixth in IU history. Matt Birk also moved into IU's records in the javelin, throwing the spear 56.60m (185-8) for eighth in IU lore.

    Cornelius Strickland ran 10.59 in the 100m dash and 21.16 in the 200m, making his outdoor collegiate debut in both events. Those times rank first and second respectively in the Big Ten this season. Nick Turner ran 10.68 in the 100m.

    Indiana's women had a good day in the relays, taking second in the distance medley relay and fourth in the 4x800m relay. In the distance medley, Lyndsey Wall, Elise Hunter, Ashley Seymour and Molly Winters ran 12:01.95. In the 4x800, Jordan Gray, Brianna Johnson, Brie Roller and Ashley Seymour combined for a time of 8:53.30.

    Indiana's men ran a time of 3:10.69 in the 4x400m relay, which ranks second in the Big Ten this season. Cortland Etgen, Strickland, Chris Vaughn and Nathan Pierre Louis were just a half second out of winning their heat.

    Strickland, Etgen, Turner and Pierre Louis ran 1:25.62 for third in their heat of the 4x200m relay, and Turner, Strickland, Vaughn and Nick Stoner ran 40.79 in the 4x100m relay.




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