Track & Field

    Kentucky Relays Next Up for Track & Field

    Go Hoosiers! Senior Kelsie Ahbe earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Senior Kelsie Ahbe earned Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 17, 2014

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana track & field team continues competition this weekend as they travel to Lexington, Ky., for the Kentucky Relays on Saturday April 19.


    The first field event will be contested at 10:30 a.m. with the women’s shot put, including senior Kyla Buckley and M.J. Doan. The first event on the track will be the women’s 4X100-meter relay.


    This week, senior Kelsie Ahbe was honored by the Big Ten, being named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week. Ahbe won the pole vault at the Border Battle with a meet and stadium record of 4.32 (14-2). Her mark is the fifth best clearance in the NCAA and was also second best in IU school history.


    Junior Rorey Hunter led a Hoosiers trio that took the first three  spots in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Border Battle in Louisville, Ky., last week. Hunter, who won the race in 3:47.93 came back to finish second in the 800m run in 1:53.49. Senior Samantha Ginther won the women’s 1,500-meter run in 4:33.26.


    Redshirt sophomore Sarah Maxson set a season-best mark in the high jump as she won the event with a mark of 1.76m. Junior Drew Volz won the men’s pole vault with a clearance of 5.21m (17-1).


    Sophomore Cornelius Strickland won the 100m dash in a meet record of 10.44.


    Sophomore Matt Birk won the javelin throw with a mark of 62.13m (203-10), the fourth best mark in school history and a season-best mark in the event. The performance was also a meet record. 


    Junior Evan Esselink is back in competition following a week off. Esselink ran the sixth fastest 10,000-meter run (29:28) in school history at the Stanford Invitational on April 4. Esselink will run the mile at the Kentucky Relays, before competing in the 5,000-meter run at the Penn Relays next week.


    Following competition in the Kentucky Relays, the Hoosiers travel to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays (April 24-26), host the Billy Hayes Invitational (May 3) and travel to West Lafayette for the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 16-18).






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